The Reviews Are In
I’ve learned that the most damning reviews are silence.
Fortunately, these people had something to say.
NYC STAGE REVIEWS
"an iconoclastic wild man...a fearless performer who takes chances and sends out zingers, but aims even more arrows at himself...a force to be reckoned with ..."
"Foul-mouthed, indecent, immoral and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!"
"When he's vulnerable he brings out the vulnerability in all of us. Only his sounds much better!"
"I had a ball and busted a gut...priceless and not to be missed!"
"With impeccable comic timing, he'll wrap up Broadway, rock and rap into a ball of bawdiness and then whack you with a left hook of pathos and relevance while you're distracted.
"John Raymond Barker as a Priest sang and acted well as did the other members of the cast who played various servants and townspeople..."
REGIONAL STAGE REVIEWS
"...makes an amusing lout of Chris, Dick's foolish younger brother."
"...best in his flashy turns as the outspoken and witty Mercutio."
"My enjoyment was due in no small part to the energetic and passionate actors...Barker is especially good with Mercutio's death speech..."
"...was quite funny as Dick's younger brother, Christopher."
"...makes the most of her small role, as does John Raymond Barker in a comic turn as a mailman..."
"...steals the scene as Juliet's mother, with body language and facial expressions perfectly suited to the part..."
"Brian Byrne's fight choreography is exquisite and the actors are impressively controlled in these intense scenes."
“As with any great cast there are several players who work the hardest and get the least attention. But without them the show wouldn’t have the impact it does. So my hat is off, with many kudos to these first-rate cast members: John Raymond Barker…”
"a sharp-tongued Mercutio..."
"...quite good and takes great command of the stage."
"...is at times heartbreaking (during "Current Events") and funny (during a mock rock concert) as Eddie."