NY Times: “Jamie Jackson artfully handles the barber’s sorrow and rage with glints of sardonic humor.”
Broadwayworld.com: “Jackson’s Sweeney is a full body event -- the penetrating eyes, the aggressive movements, the ability to transform seamlessly from heartbroken husband and father to vengeful monster. Yet Jackson makes it impossible for us not to feel compassion.”
Newsday: "It's taken three decades for Sweeney Todd to debut at Gateway Playhouse. It's worth the wait. Todd is played by Jamie Jackson with a maniacal sneer that melts whenever fond memories breech his guard…”
THE 39 STEPS
NY Times, Brantley: “The body heat generated by the company warps the air. This is particularly true for Mr. Jackson and Mr. Folmar, who happily play too many roles to count, often juggling several in a single minute.”
NY1, Roma Torre: “Bravo to the terrific Jamie Jackson and Cameron Folmar; masters of dialect and slapstick, the two take on dozens of characters providing quick change artistry.”
Theatremania.com: “The remainder of the show's many parts -- male and female -- are played with complete dexterity by Jamie Jackson and Cameron Folmar. Their ability to change clothes, accents, and even genders extremely quickly is astounding!”
Daily Kos: "Jackson spins comedy gold of the contrast of a properly mannered English Lady, moving through the vulgar "Guns, God and (no) Gays" culture of the tea party. He is a very talented performer and masterfully pulled the crowd into his imaginary world. Jackson takes the briefest moment to land in a place of despair and rage many of us feel about the direction we see the country going. It's a very brave choice as a performer—and it works—elevating his bit for just the shortest instant from slapstick to shared poignancy."
New York Theatre Wire: "Jamie Jackson's musical satire is the funniest political skit I've heard in years... He is the compleat actor."
Steadstyle Chicago: “Jamie Jackson's Long John Silver is a bravura performance. He is such a consummate actor, we're never completely sure if he's villain or hero.”
Chicago Critic: “Jackson’s Long John Silver is a crafty and ambiguous turn.”
Indiana Business Journal: “Jamie Jackson brings three dimensions to Long John Silver, making the character remarkably watchable.”
Indy Star: "Jamie Jackson reveled in the physical awkwardness of the one-legged pirate. With the voice and piercing gaze of a seasoned manipulator, every pause and facial expression conveyed Silver as surely as his Cockney-flavored speech.”
LOVE: A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION
NYTheatre.com: “Jackson is a must see; highly trained and frighteningly focused, he flicks between the likeable, terrifying, and funny
characters with expert skeletal and vocal transformation.”
CurtainUp.com: “Jamie Jackson's "one-man Australian musical," is an amusing personal tour-de-force for a very appealing performer.
Imagine cabaret artiste Steve Ross as merged with Shakespearean/Star Trek Captain Patrick Stewart and vintage antic comic Jonathan Winters and perhaps you'll have a good idea of this show.”
Sydney Morning Herald (John Shand): “The opening sets up Jackson's virtuoso turn as all of the show's 11 characters. Jackson realizes his characters with a fine eye and ear. A captivating 75 minutes.”
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
BocaNews.com: “Jamie Jackson, a tall, handsome, Australian-born chap is the kind of performer who makes everything seem effortless”.
Syracuse.com: "As the older, polished schemer, Lawrence, Jamie Jackson is every bit as debonair and unflappable as, say, Rex Harrison or Sean Connery.”
Spokesmanreview.com “The excellent Jamie Jackson has a terrific upper-crust accent and a good singing voice – and he even does a credible job of giving the show its one and only touch of sincerity.”
Coloradobackstage.com: “Jackson oils his way around the Buell Theatre stage as a suave sophisticated playboy scoundrel. He possesses a controlled, debonair attitude.”
Pressconnects.com: “Jamie Jackson is a gem. His acting, movement, comic timing, crisply accented delivery and rich singing voice were