Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker is proud to be a contributor to DC Theatre Scene and Broadway World's DC region. He also writes 'Stage Views,' a column for the theatre reviews and views for a weekly newspaper. When not writing about the theatre, he teaches theatre arts in Northern Virginia and lives with his wife and sons safely below the Beltway. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

Hal Holbrook, Mark Twain Tonight!

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As an unemployed actor six decades ago, Hal Holbrook starting digging through Mark Twain’s written words in order to fashion a staged interview in which the “father of American literature” (as William Faulkner deemed Twain) would come to life. From the interview, the event evolved into Mark Twain Tonight! in which one author’s distinctive humor […]

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad

Emery Erin as Rosalie, Anna Lynch as Rosalinda the Fish and Tony Strowd as Jonathan in Oh, Dad, Poor Dad ...(Photo: Johannes Markus)

Oh, Dad. Oh, brother! A comic bird, heavy on the dark meat, Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad gives us a little family that makes the Addams brood look like the Waltons. Perhaps not to everyone’s taste, Oh, Dad is like an exotic meal, but it […]

Potomac Theatre Company ends its 25 year run with Annie

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“We decided to go out with a bang.” Nan Muntzing explained Annie was always on Potomac Theatre Company’s wish list of musicals it wanted to produce. The family appeal and the celebrated score were just two selling points of the popular retelling of Little Orphan Annie’s quest for a family.

Hair

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Flower power is in full bloom at the Keegan Theatre and it’s pretty damn groovy. Keegan Theatre on Church Street NW has been transformed into a hippie’s paradise, like a found loft in the East Village, appointed with mismatched furniture, rope swings, and cozy grottos where love is love and love-making is always a possibility.

Old friends, Jerry Whiddon and Marty Lodge on Seminar at Round House

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Director Jerry Whiddon and actor Marty Lodge are back at Round House continuing a long friendship and professional collaboration.  Jerry Whiddon was co-founder and producing Artistic Director of the company for twenty years. He helmed Travels with My Aunt, Our Town and The Swan, to name but a few. As an actor, Whiddon appeared as […]

The Piano Teacher

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Julia Cho’s The Piano Teacher is a tightly constructed chiller of a play that leads you down dark paths only to reveal unexpected recesses where the truth is darker still. The Rep Stage production, expertly directed by Kasi Campbell, carefully takes you by the hand through what seems to be a benign visit with a […]

STOMP’s Ivan Delaforce: “we make music with everything including the kitchen sink”

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If music is a universal language, why not add comedy and the use of household objects to the mix? That is pretty much what Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas did in the early 1990s when they originated STOMP, the live show that combines percussion, movement and improvisation to the delight of audiences around the world. […]

The Importance of Being Earnest

Gregory Wooddell as Jack and Patricia Conolly as Miss Prism  (Photo: Scott Suchman)

As perhaps the pinnacle of high comedy in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest should never lose its place among classic dramatic literature. Each carefully placed word and phrase works to rattle the Victorian status quo and shed light on the trivialities society placed in high regard.

Bang the Drum Slowly

John Tweel as Goose, Brandon Mitchell as Ugly, Richie Montgomery as Bruce, Evan Crump as Author, Arturo Tolentino as Jonah, Bru Ajueyitsi as Perry
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Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan once said, “One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.” As seen in Bang the Drum Slowly, two friends prove loyalty has no price-tag […]

National Geo debuts Bell

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Bell rings with truth, a fitting tribute The tribute to the life-loving and life-changing inventor Alexander Graham Bell would be welcome on any stage but feels very much at home in the Grosvenor Auditorium, where National Geographic Live is debuting the new one person play, their first foray into theatre production. The National Geographic Society […]

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