Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeff has written for DC Theatre Scene since 2012, turning in nearly 150 reviews or features – and counting. He is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. He appreciates the opportunity to write about the rich variety of theatre in the DC-MD-VA area. Jeff lives safely below the Beltway where he is a theatre educator, novice playwright, husband and father. He is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works. He is a graduate of Roanoke College. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

Ruthless! – a poisoned parody of musicals brimming with talent at Creative Cauldron (review)

In the Ruthless! world where little girls break out into song when strangers pay a visit, and show business aspirations are passed down through the genetic code of some wacky dames, hilarity ensues. A sharp, funny and tuneful mash-up of all things show-biz and camp, Ruthless! The Musical is a hoot.

A brilliant Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare Theatre Company (review)

Alan Paul’s direction of Shakespeare is brilliant. As familiar as I am with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, upon viewing this vibrant production, I felt as if it had been written today. The passion, the romance, the inevitable tragedy – all wrapped in Shakespeare’s delicious verse – gains an immediacy under Paul’s fresh approach to the tale […]

The Pirates of Penzance, Hypocrites’ style at Olney (review)

You might want to hit the bar before you take your seat for The Pirates of Penzance as performed by the Chicago-based theatre company The Hypocrites, now ensconced in the Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center. Luckily the bar is part of the set and is open throughout the show, as cast members remind the audience […]

The Hypocrites’ G&S: The Mikado at Olney (review)

Entering the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center for The Mikado, be prepared for balloons. Hundreds of them; many of them being bopped in your general direction. Go ahead, bop them back. Have a seat in one of the circus style rings, right in the middle of the action. Or go play the basketball […]

H5x7 (review)

Barabbas Theatre has captured a muse of fire and has ascended to the brightest heaven of invention with its adaptation of William Shakespeare’s dynamic history play, The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Henry V has been retitled H5x7 and that modern handle really tells you all you need to know about the 100 minute […]

Free Range (review)

If your tastes lean toward the silly, far-fetched and ironic, look no further than Free Range – a title that may be more a commentary about the style of theatre you will see here than the parenting style that has gotten press in the last few years.

The House of Yes (review)

If you like your house decorated with dysfunction, madness, incest, and heightened dialogue, come visit The House of Yes.

The Little Mermaid at Imagination Stage (review)

Those folks at Disney do not have a lock on turning familiar fairy tales and children’s literature into charming and engaging entertainment fit for the entire family to enjoy.

La Cage aux Folles at Signature Theatre (review)

La Cage aux Folles – being given a fierce, glittering new production at Signature Theatre – is très magnifique.

Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes at Quotidian Theatre (review)

Acclaimed playwright Athol Fugard knows only too well what was like to live in an oppressive police state, and has explored time and again the political struggles of black and white South Africans during his long career as a playwright, actor and director. 

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