Jacqueline Jones

"Top-notch Talent"
"Comic Gold"

"Masterful"

"High-Octane"

"A Powerhouse"

"Magnificent"
"Divine"



Jacqueline Jones is "One of the few actresses who can 
make a slow walk across the stage a riveting theatrical moment."


Das Barbecü (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -

Reviewed by David Timberline, Style Weekly, November 16, 2005

Something's Afoot

(Swift Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) 

“An excellent cast includes seasoned actors. ​​I particularly enjoyed the flawless performance of Jacqueline Jones as Ms. Tweed.”

Something's Afoot (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by ​Craig Richards, Publisher, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
March 19, 2017

“The central role of Miss Tweed, the amateur detective is perfectly played by Jacqueline Jones. Her movements and impressive English accent bring out all the comedy in the role.”


Something's Afoot (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by ​Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
April 6, 2017
"Jacqueline Jones is perfect as Miss Tweed, the detective character in the vein of [Agatha] Christie’s 'Miss Marple.'"

Something's Afoot  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by ​Claire Boswell, Style Weekly
March 28, 2017
"Solid comic acting, good musical numbers, and plenty of corpses with few remorses. And Jacqueline Jones was terrific in it. I've seen her do comedy before, but in this show, with the comedy and musical numbers, she stole the show."

Something's Afoot  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Swift Creek Mill Patron, ‎Hal Vaughan
March 25, 2017
 "Jacqueline Jones commands the proceedings with assurance."

Something's Afoot  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry / Sifter / WRIR
March 12, 2017
 “Jacqueline Jones as Miss Tweed, the Miss Marple stand-in, [is] funny ... The songs are murderous fun, and the performances are broadly amusing...a cheerful and tuneful evening of silliness.”

Something's Afoot (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Susan ​Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 12, 2017
 "​​You didn't tell me you were the STAR!!!​ ​I​ am truly in awe of how you do what you do.​ ​I had totally forgotten that your character is the lead! Or maybe it isn't and you just made it.​ ​I am in awe of your work. ​... I am always head over heels with where you end up.​ ...​ I hope that someday I'm as good at timing as you. Fantasies come true sometimes​. "

Something's Afoot (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Personal Note from Billy Christopher Maupin,
Award-winning Producer, Director, Actor, Singer and 
Founding  Associate Artistic Director of 5th Wall Theatre;
May 7, 2017



Wishing Well

(CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA) 

“Mrs. Cauthen, who is never referred to by her first name …  makes Joan Crawford look like mother of the year. Those who know Jones as a sweet-tempered and caring member of the Richmond theater community will be all the more delighted to see her in this role. The fact that she does it with droll one-liners and outrageous humor makes this supporting role nearly overshadow [Kerrigan] Sullivan’s lead …”

Wishing Well (CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
January 22, 2017
"Jacqueline Jones plays the mother, Mrs. Cauthen and ... her acting is palpable. She has ease of character, restrained physicality and noble bearing which gives gravitas to her unlikeable character. Jones draws her well enough that you understand her thinking even if you don’t join it."

Wishing Well (CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Fred Kaufmann, GayRVA. 
January 23, 2017

The Hallelujah Girls

(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)
 

"The stage is filled with top notch talent ... Jacqueline Jones scores some funny moments when she relates what’s going onstage to romance novels she’s read."

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Fred Kaufmann, GayRVA. 
June 13, 2016
"It is wonderful to see Jacqueline Jones back on the Swift Creek stage, playing Nita, a lady exasperated by and philosophical about her deadbeat son. Jackie seems never off the boards somewhere in the Richmond area and always gives her all to whatever character she is portraying."

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
June 23, 2016
"The Hallelujah Girls” succeeds by delivering heaps of authentic shaggy-dog wit that make us laugh in spite of ourselves ... these skilled actors know just how to overact in ways that balance their characters’ outsized charisma with bittersweet reckonings about growing old and finding hope in life and love."

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
June 12, 2016
"What a fun outing! ... somewhere between the sarcasm and humor, The Hallelujah Girls cleverly reminds us to embrace our friends, follow our hearts, and always be on the look-out for life’s next opportunity.  "

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Lynn Jackson Kirk, Richmond Family Magazine
June 13, 2016
"The perky group ably captures the rhythms and every punchline is delivered with a sledgehammer."

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry / Sifter / WRIR
June 12, 2016
"This play is another wonderful production by the Mill. If you saw and enjoyed "The Dixie Swim Club" or if you liked the TV show "The Golden Girls" and still watch the reruns you will love this one. You will forget these ladies are acting ... and imagine they have been friends forever."

The Hallelujah Girls  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Facebook Endorsement by Swift Creek Mill Patron, ‎Natalie Jarmon
June 24, 2016

Shorts 2016

(K Dance, Richmond, VA)
 

 "The high point of the evening was 'A Long Trip,' in which [Jacqueline] Jones and [Alan] Sader portrayed a loving elderly couple. Sader gently coaxed Jones to remember their first kiss, as [Chris] Craig and [Tricia] Wiles simultaneously depicted the couple’s younger selves, slipping in and out of sync, a perfect metaphor for the wife’s memory. [Billy Christopher] Maupin directed this short play by Dan McGeehan with loving tenderness."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 25, 2016
 "Most affecting was A Long Trip, by Dan McGeehan and directed by Maupin. Alan Sader and Jacqueline Jones play an older couple reminiscing about their first date and first kiss at the beginning of their relationship. Chris Craig and Tricia Wiles play their younger selves. Sader is gentle and sweet bringing his wife along the memory journey, because, as it turns out she has dementia, and is losing her past. Both Mr. Sader and Ms. Jones hit the stage with fully realized characters knowing that in the one act format, there is no time to ramp up."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Fred Kaufman, GayRVA.
March 28, 2016
"I saw SHORTS this afternoon and it was wonderful! I loved all of the pieces, but especially "A Long Trip." [Jacqueline] Jones, it was so beautiful you all had me in tears!"

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Ann Graham Davis, Director,
Actress, Arts supporter, Theatre Patron, 
March 26, 2016
 "I saw 'Shorts' last night with the fabulous Jackie Jones and rest of an outstanding cast. There were many highlights, but nothing could beat the delicacy of Jackie's performance as an Alzheimer's sufferer. It was real and touching."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Susan Gerber, Lawyer,
Actress, Arts supporter, Theatre Patron, 
March 27, 2016
 "It was gorgeous. This cast (along with the stellar design team) was stunning. Thank you for this beautiful play." [A Long Trip, by Dan McGeehan]

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Billy Christopher Maupin,
Award-winning Producer, Director, Actor, Singer and
Founding Associate Artistic Director of 5th Wall Theatre,
March 28, 2016
 "The high point of the evening was 'A Long Trip,' in which Jacqueline Jones and Alan Sader portrayed a loving elderly couple. Sader gently coaxed Jones to remember their first kiss, as Chris Craig and Tricia Wiles simultaneously depicted the couple’s younger selves, slipping in and out of sync, a perfect metaphor for the wife’s memory. Billy Christopher Maupin directed this short play by Dan McGeehan with loving tenderness."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 25, 2016

 "The high point of the evening was 'A Long Trip,' in which Jacqueline Jones and Alan Sader portrayed a loving elderly couple. Sader gently coaxed Jones to remember their first kiss, as Chris Craig and Tricia Wiles simultaneously depicted the couple’s younger selves, slipping in and out of sync, a perfect metaphor for the wife’s memory. Billy Christopher Maupin directed this short play by Dan McGeehan with loving tenderness."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 25, 2016

 "The high point of the evening was 'A Long Trip,' in which Jacqueline Jones and Alan Sader portrayed a loving elderly couple. Sader gently coaxed Jones to remember their first kiss, as Chris Craig and Tricia Wiles simultaneously depicted the couple’s younger selves, slipping in and out of sync, a perfect metaphor for the wife’s memory. Billy Christopher Maupin directed this short play by Dan McGeehan with loving tenderness."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 25, 2016


 "Jacqueline Jones was fabulous as the wife ... ."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On",
January 20, 2016


 "Jacqueline Jones was fabulous as the wife ... ."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On",
January 20, 2016

 "The high point of the evening was 'A Long Trip,' in which Jacqueline Jones and Alan Sader portrayed a loving elderly couple. Sader gently coaxed Jones to remember their first kiss, as Chris Craig and Tricia Wiles simultaneously depicted the couple’s younger selves, slipping in and out of sync, a perfect metaphor for the wife’s memory. Billy Christopher Maupin directed this short play by Dan McGeehan with loving tenderness."

SHORTS 2016  (K Dance, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
March 25, 2016

 

The Fourth Wall

(Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA)

 "Jacqueline Jones was fabulous as the wife ... ."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On",
January 20, 2016
"Tonight I saw the preview of 'The Fourth Wall' at Firehouse Theatre. Don't miss your chance to see this brilliantly funny, well-produced, well-directed, and well-acted show."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Michael Fletcher, Actor, Artist, Author, 
December 10, 2015
"Funny play, unique, stimulating, non-predictable ... I will be back again."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Event Page Comment by Jerry Cooney, Audience Member, 
December 10, 2015
"A tour de force, brilliantly written, directed and acted. A huge and riotous BRAVO to cast and staff of A.R. Gurney's 'The Fourth Wall.' What a terrific production of a provocative, hilarious, smart and humane play. "

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Shirley Kagan, 
Award-winning Director, Actor, 
Professor of Fine Arts - Theatre 
Hampden-Sydney College 
January 10, 2016
"The Fourth Wall at Firehouse is a marvelous production of a brilliantly funny play ... Bravo Michael Hawke, Jacqueline Jones, Annie Zannetti, Landon Nagel and Kerrigan Webb Sullivan. Damn fine theater."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Facebook Endorsement by Fred Kaufman, Attorney, 
Award-winning Actor, Director 
January 10, 2016
"Most of the this play’s humor comes from the theatrical traditions that are skewered. It’s a witty conceit that this quartet handles with assurance. As a bonus, they have good singing voices, which comes in handy for the Cole Porter tunes that are dropped in for an absurd flourish ... informed audiences will appreciate the knowing theatrical illusions."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter 
December 12, 2015
"With Firehouse Theatre’s sleek, playful — if ultimately befuddling — “The Fourth Wall,” Gurney takes on his own oeuvre by tempting four suburban New Yorkers ... four top-flight actors ... Five swooning songs by Cole Porter, laugh lines that will tickle mainly the ears of drama geeks. Kerrigan Sullivan’s quickstep direction ... Edwin Slipek’s elegant yet intentionally mismatched set ... Under the flash of Andrew Bonniwell’s jump-start lighting, Peggy finally seizes her moment to break the fourth wall."

The Fourth Wall (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
December 12, 2015

Uncanny Valley
(5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)


"Jones' performance is so subtly authentic that we almost miss her own transition. Her shift from remote and controlled scientist to emotional human being - wife, mother and woman - is imperceptible and jarring ...."

Uncanny Valley (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
September 13, 2015
"As Claire, Jones has toned down her natural sweetness to play a no-nonsense scientist with some personal troubles lurking beneath the surface. As much as her character tries to keep up a professional facade, her fractured relationship with her husband and daughter becomes a weapon with which Julian attempts to manipulate her."

Uncanny Valley (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly,  
September 22, 2015
"Alexander Sapp is brilliant as the robot being coached on human behavior by the maternalistic scientist played by the reliably-strong Jacqueline Jones ... go see 'Uncanny Valley' because this is the very best kind of theater: beautifully acted, subtly directed and forcing us to look at some hard issues of personal ethics and technology."

Uncanny Valley (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On"
September 20, 2015

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The Dixie Swim Club 2015 ~ REVIVAL
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)
The Dixie Swim Club was one of the most successful shows in the theatre's history with standing ovations at every performance. The entire 2014 cast will return for a Swift Creek Mill Theatre 2015-2016 Season add-on July 30 - August 29, 2015
Box Office: 804-748-5203; Group rates are available.

"Flawless performances by five gifted actresses ... Sister Jeri Neal ... has an interesting story to tell. Jacqueline Jones tells it to perfection, and her entrance is one of the show stopping moments of the evening. Her performance is funny and endearing."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
July 3, 2014
"Each of 5 actresses shines ... Jacqueline Jones is endearing as Jeri, the former nun who surprises everyone with her stunning leap of faith and boat-rocking life changes."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
June 29, 2014
"Tom Width’s direction keeps the dialogue moving and the action flowing as the women throw out the frequent set-ups, zingers and one-liners ... All the women display exceptional comedic timing ... All five also admirably portray the women over 33 years ... Jeri Neal (Jacqueline Jones) ... the “Rose” of the group — sweet, naïve and optimistic."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com
June 30, 2014
"[Director Tom] Width definitely knows how to produce a comedy and the strong script allows the cast to really shine ... Jones is charming as the former nun Jeri Neal, portraying her character as naïve and almost childlike."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jen Maciulewicz, GayRVA, 
July 2, 2014

"You need actors who know how to land a punch line and this quintet nails every one (much to the audience’s delight) ... These 5 talented women create a surefire audience pleaser that’s crammed with laughs."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry​​
July 4, 2014
"Jackie, I saw this Sunday extension, great show, glad I didn't miss it! All the one-liners and zingers were delivered with comic precision by the entire cast, including yourself! ... Great show, and thanks to everyone involved for adding the extra show so I didn't miss it!"

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Public Post: Facebook Fan Mail from Dr. Robert Levy, 
August 6, 2014

"WOW!! What a run we've had with "The Dixie Swim Club".....THANK YOU to our Mill audiences for making this one of the most successful shows in the theatre's history! Standing ovations at every performance!! A thousand kudos to our cast, crew and staff for making this show soar!"

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Public Facebook Thank You, SCM Administration, Swift Creek Mill Theatre​​​​
August 3, 2014 at 4:38pm

Quartet"      
(CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA)

"Jacqueline Jones is adorably ditzy as Cecily Robson."

Quartet; (CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch 
May 23, 2015
"Jacqueline Jones: sweetly dizzy."

Quartet  (CAT Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter 
May 23, 2015

SHORTS: "Beckett, Durang, Durang, Beckett"      
(K Dance, Richmond, VA)

"The evening gets off to a strong start with Jacqueline Jones as Durang?s Mrs. Sorken, a scatter-brained, overly-enthusiastic theatre-goer who introduces the evening?s events and gives a history of the etymology of the word drama. 'We go to the drama seeking the metaphorical Dramamine that will cure us of our nausea of life.' Jones is Richmond?s premier comedic actress, and her cameo as Mrs. Sorken is delightful."

SHORTS: Beckett, Durang, Durang, Beckett  (K Dance, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Julie Harthill Clayton, GayRVA 
March 30, 2015
"Jacqueline Jones set the bar with her opening monologue, Christopher Durang?s ?Mrs. Sorken.? Jones portrayed a Connecticut matron with a love of theater who gave a non sequitur-filled homily on the etymology of drama. With her hair in a bun and her purse on her arm, Jones bustled about, overseeing the properties master during every subsequent scene change."

SHORTS: Beckett, Durang, Durang, Beckett  (K Dance, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch 
March 27, 2015

Songs From Bedlam      
(Henley Street Theatre / Richmond Shakespeare, Richmond, VA)

This staged reading of Songs From Bedlam, a play which gives voice to people with mental illness, was not reviewed by the media; however, here is a treasure I savor ...
"I want to say that you are a magical performer except that I refuse to believe that theatre is created by talent but rather created by craft and so therefore, I feel that I should say you are such an incredibly skilled performer except that that doesn't quite express what you do. You're unbelievable. It was incredibly hard to watch you and yet impossible to not love you in every moment tonight. Probably the hardest and most lovable performance in the same package that I've ever witnessed ... God, you're so good ... Congratulations on tonight. And thank you for a beautiful, gorgeous, performance that I was incredibly happy I went to see. Because of your performance. You're so good. And I'm really honored that I get to know you. "

Songs From Bedlam  (Henley Street Theatre / Richmond Shakespeare, Richmond, VA)  - 
Personal Note from Billy Christopher Maupin,
Award-winning Producer, Director, Actor, Singer and
Founder & Associate Artistic Director of 5th Wall Theatre;
March 11, 2015

The Lyons      
(5th Wall Thteatre, Richmond, VA)

"Jacqueline Jones has had an acting career loaded with varied and rich roles. This indomitable character is matched by Jacqueline?s powerhouse performance. Her flawless timing makes every moment of this horrible and hilarious woman continually funny and occasionally touching ... Jacqueline Jones? performance is a highlight of the season and her career. Don?t miss it!"

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter 
January 18, 2015
"But it is Jacqueline Jones, as Rita, who commands The Lyons from start to finish. Mopping up the family mess without sentimentality ? 'Even contempt is a connection,' she says ? Rita makes an unexpected move on a promising future. Anyone who has ever felt alone, alienated or at odds with the rest of their family will nod and cheer her on. Whoops. That would be all of us."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch 
January 18, 2015
"?Jacqueline Jones chewed up the scenery and spit it out as Rita, the matriarch of the Lyons family ... She will undoubtedly be honored come awards time next year for this part ... ?Watching the widow tell her son and daughter that she's decided to go on with her life in a manner that appalls them becomes one of the most satisfying moments in the play ... that's almost worth standing up to cheer for."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On"
January 17, 2015
"The cast is first rate ... The strength of [Jones's] portrayal -- as is the entire cast's -- is that you forget you're watching a performance. She is Rita."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Harry Kollatz Jr., Senior Writer at Richmond Magazine 
January 18, 2015
"Director Billy Christopher Maupin wisely chose Jones for this marquee role and the local favorite propels the usual Jewish mother shtick into delightfully dark and kooky directions. Jones? comic timing makes Rita .... particularly hilarious. The ultimate kiss-off she delivers near the end of the show could inspire frustrated parents to cheer from their seats."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by David Timberline, Style Weekly 
January 22, 2015
"Jones? performance is as good as it gets . . . anywhere!"

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Facebook Review by John Bryan, founding president of CultureWorks,
the arts and culture service and leadership organization for Richmond, VA 
January 18, 2015
"From the spot-on makeup and the incredible set, to the searing performances, particularly by Jones, who was sheer perfection, everything about this production was exceptional."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Julie Harthill Clayton, GayRVA 
January 26, 2015
"The cast is comprised of some of the best talent in the area: Alan Sader as the dying patriarch makes every non-sequiter and foul mouthed expression a declaration. His long suffering wife who can?t wait to be free is played by Jacqueline Jones who manages to walk the tightrope between apathy and celebrating her opportunity to start life anew. The two make an interesting bookend to their portrayals of Big Daddy and Big Mama in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof."

The Lyons  (5th Wall Theatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
John Porter, PBS WCVE 
February 6, 2015


See How They Run  
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

"But in the end, the show belonged to Jacqueline Jones and Liz Ballard Hamm. Jones plays the role of Miss Skillon, and one unfortunate but inevitable misunderstanding led the former teetotaler to drink an entire bottle of cooking sherry, which, in turn, initiated an ongoing and intimate relationship with the closet."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
September 28, 2014

SHORTS: "Beckett, Durang, Durang, Beckett"      
(K Dance, Richmond, VA)

Songs From Bedlam      
(Henley Street Theatre / Richmond Shakespeare, Richmond, VA)

The Lyons      
(5th Wall Thteatre, Richmond, VA)

See How They Run  
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

"But in the end, the show belonged to Jacqueline Jones and Liz Ballard Hamm. Jones plays the role of Miss Skillon, and one unfortunate but inevitable misunderstanding led the former teetotaler to drink an entire bottle of cooking sherry, which, in turn, initiated an ongoing and intimate relationship with the closet."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
September 28, 2014
"Jacqueline Jones plays Miss Skillon to the hilarious hilt, in a role that shows the versatility and agility of this very talented actress. Her timing, both vocally and physically is spot on."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
October 2, 2014
"Jones is delightfully loony while she wanders from uptight churchgoer to lust-filled drunk."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly, 
September 25, 2014
"Jones' physicality and consistency bring non-stop laughs."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, Broadwayworld.com, 
September 22, 2014
"[Director] Tom Width has chocked this production full of clever comic bits ... Some [actors] have timing that mines every moment (especially Jacqueline Jones & Steve King)."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry​​
September 21, 2014
"Andrew Hamm as Reverend Toop and Jacqueline Jones as Miss Skillon start as quintessential, proper, lip-pursing, flummoxed Brits. Jesse Mattes as Clive Winton and Louise Keeton as Penelope Toop shine as the carefree and cool Americans. All eventually morph into their wild and crazy alter-egos in this zany tale of clashing cultures and mishaps."

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Susanna Wu-Pong, Richmond Family Magazine​​
September 27, 2014
"It was Jacqueline Jones at her most hysterical! Hilarious bits from start to finish!"

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Facebook Review by Amy Berlin, Playwright, Director, Actor, Lawyer, 
September 21, 2014
"Jacqueline Jones was a riot last night ... brilliant!"

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Facebook Review by Scott Carter, Film, Commercial & TV Assistant Director, Actor, 
September 21, 2014
"Jacqueline Jones was HILARIOUS last night. I could not get enough!"

See How They Run (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Facebook Review by Caroline Elizabeth Mincks, Writer, 
September 21, 2014


The Dixie Swim Club  
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)
UPDATE: The Dixie Swim Club was one of the most successful shows in the theatre's history with standing ovations at every performance. The entire cast will return for a Swift Creek Mill Theatre 2015-2016 Season add-on July 30 - August 29, 2015.

"Flawless performances by five gifted actresses ... Sister Jeri Neal ... has an interesting story to tell. Jacqueline Jones tells it to perfection, and her entrance is one of the show stopping moments of the evening. Her performance is funny and endearing."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
July 3, 2014
"Each of 5 actresses shines ... Jacqueline Jones is endearing as Jeri, the former nun who surprises everyone with her stunning leap of faith and boat-rocking life changes."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed  by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
June 29, 2014
"Tom Width’s direction keeps the dialogue moving and the action flowing as the women throw out the frequent set-ups, zingers and one-liners ... All the women display exceptional comedic timing ... All five also admirably portray the women over 33 years ... Jeri Neal (Jacqueline Jones) ... the “Rose” of the group — sweet, naïve and optimistic."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com
June 30, 2014
"[Director Tom] Width definitely knows how to produce a comedy and the strong script allows the cast to really shine ... Jones is charming as the former nun Jeri Neal, portraying her character as naïve and almost childlike."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jen Maciulewicz, GayRVA, 
July 2, 2014

"You need actors who know how to land a punch line and this quintet nails every one (much to the audience’s delight) ... These 5 talented women create a surefire audience pleaser that’s crammed with laughs."

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry​​
July 4, 2014
"Jackie, I saw this Sunday extension, great show, glad I didn't miss it! All the one-liners and zingers were delivered with comic precision by the entire cast, including yourself! ... Great show, and thanks to everyone involved for adding the extra show so I didn't miss it!"

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Public Post: Facebook Fan Mail from Dr. Robert Levy, 
August 6, 2014

"WOW!! What a run we've had with "The Dixie Swim Club".....THANK YOU to our Mill audiences for making this one of the most successful shows in the theatre's history! Standing ovations at every performance!! A thousand kudos to our cast, crew and staff for making this show soar!"

The Dixie Swim Club (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Public Facebook Thank You, SCM Administration, Swift Creek Mill Theatre​​
August 3, 2014 at 4:38pm

The Quality of Life      
(HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)

"BEST BET: Ultimately, this show belongs to Jacqueline Jones in an assured, low-key tour de force performance that features one of the most gut-wrenching climaxes I?ve seen on stage."

The Quality of Life  (HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter 
February 8, 2014
"A gripping and heartfelt master class in acting ? The four veteran performers ... unpack and deliver such raw emotion that audience members feel as if they are privileged visitors peeking into the lives of four individuals ? rather than spectators of a play. Neil and Jeannette [are] played to near perfection by Michael Hawke and Jacqueline Jones ? under the careful direction of Deejay Gray, the quartet delivers a tour de force performance that stirs even the most stoic souls in the audience ? Jacqueline Jones is masterful as Jeanette."

The Quality of Life  (HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jeremy Bustin, Broadwayworld.com 
February 9, 2014
"THE QUALITY OF LIFE ... is one of the most powerful, thought provoking, affecting, and well-acted dramas that I?ve seen in this, or any other year. Yes, it is that good ? This quartet is on the top of their game and their acting style is so organic that the actors often create overlapping dialogue ? a very natural sound that is difficult to duplicate. Their energy is not just exciting during the fireworks, it?s sumptuous in the quiet moments as well. There are several extended scenes in the second act, usually when Jones is delivering one of her monologues, where the audience is absolutely silent ? no coughs, no throat clearing, just total focus on what?s happening on the stage. "

The Quality of Life  (HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by John Porter, PBS WCVE 
February 11, 2014
"Peppy and matter-of-fact ... [Jacqueline] Jones? Jeanette copes with her husband?s impending demise with the philosophical equivalent of a wrap-around hug."

The Quality of Life  (HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch 
February 10 2014
"It is the brilliant performances of Hawke and Jones which make it nearly impossible to not shed a tear or two ... this is a flawless dramatic comedy that will leave you talking about both the performers and life itself, well after you leave the theater."

The Quality of Life  (HATTheatre, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com 
February 12, 2014

The Drowsy Chaperone      
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

"Jacqueline Jones and Steve King play a mature couple straight out of vaudeville, complete with the most number of spit-takes ever delivered on the stage at Swift Creek ... Put this one down in the 'DON'T MISS IT' category!"

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by John Porter, PBS WCVE, 
November 26, 2013
"In a cast of real characters, Matt Shofner and Nicole Oberleitner stood out as Latin lover Aldolpho and 'the Drowsy Chaperone.' Jacqueline Jones and Steve King also had some excellent moments as Mrs. Tottendale and her butler ... I give them a special ?Spitting Image? award, and will say no more, so you must see the show yourself to find out why."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com,
November 10, 2013
"Jacqueline Jones, Steve King, Georgia Rogers Farmer and Matt Shofner, bring their funny roles wholeheartedly to life so that 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in [Colonial Heights] feels like Broadway at our doorstep"

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Roger Walk, Village News, 
November 27, 2013
"BEST BET: There?s not one weak voice or performance in the big cast ... This outstanding and joyful production is a delightful romp through musical appreciation. ?Chaperone? is the MOST must-see show in the area."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter, 
December 8, 2013
"'Drowsy Chaperone? buries us with an avalanche of show-stopping musical numbers, loony stage antics, and sight and sound gags worthy of a magician?s bag of tricks. Tom Width?s snappy direction and masterful set design ... gives ?Chaperone?s? 18 players, all of them leading lights on the Richmond theater scene, the chance to show off their singing, dancing and acting chops ? three distinct skills notoriously difficult to find in a single actor."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
November 10, 2013
"Richard Koch is absolute perfection... The musical within the play is a delightfully dizzying spectacle, with hilariously over-the-top crooning, flawlessly timed comedy, dazzling choreography and seamless set design ... Audience members were doubled over in their seats, unselfconsciously snorting at the quips that just kept coming. ... There was not a disappointing performance in the bunch."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Lia Tremblay, Richmond Family Magazine, 
November, 2013
"Director Tom Width made a brilliant move by choosing this hilariously funny, toe-tapping musical ... The whole cast is superb ... The show is not a laugh a minute, it is a laugh a second ... I laughed until my face ached."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
November 12, 2013
"I could go on forever about how amazing this show is ... I?m here to tell you your new priority should be piling your butts into the car and heading down to Colonial Heights for some Off-Broadway magic with Swift Creek Mill?s ?The Drowsy Chaperone.? ... you need to see it. Period."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Xtina Fitch, GayRVA, 
November 14, 2013
"Swift Creek Mill Theatre has reopened, and ... its first show this season ? "The Drowsy Chaperone" ? is filled to the brim with bells and whistles ... this production has a number of impressive performances ... its concept and execution is higher brow than most, and ... are flawless."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly, 
November 19, 2013

The Drowsy Chaperone      
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

"Jacqueline Jones and Steve King play a mature couple straight out of vaudeville, complete with the most number of spit-takes ever delivered on the stage at Swift Creek ... Put this one down in the 'DON'T MISS IT' category!"

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by John Porter, PBS WCVE, 
November 26, 2013
"In a cast of real characters, Matt Shofner and Nicole Oberleitner stood out as Latin lover Aldolpho and 'the Drowsy Chaperone.' Jacqueline Jones and Steve King also had some excellent moments as Mrs. Tottendale and her butler ... I give them a special ‘Spitting Image’ award, and will say no more, so you must see the show yourself to find out why."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com,
November 10, 2013
"Jacqueline Jones, Steve King, Georgia Rogers Farmer and Matt Shofner, bring their funny roles wholeheartedly to life so that 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in [Colonial Heights] feels like Broadway at our doorstep"

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Roger Walk, Village News, 
November 27, 2013
"BEST BET: There’s not one weak voice or performance in the big cast ... This outstanding and joyful production is a delightful romp through musical appreciation. “Chaperone” is the MOST must-see show in the area."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, WRIR, TVJerry - Sifter, 
December 8, 2013
"'Drowsy Chaperone’ buries us with an avalanche of show-stopping musical numbers, loony stage antics, and sight and sound gags worthy of a magician’s bag of tricks. Tom Width’s snappy direction and masterful set design ... gives ‘Chaperone’s’ 18 players, all of them leading lights on the Richmond theater scene, the chance to show off their singing, dancing and acting chops — three distinct skills notoriously difficult to find in a single actor."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
November 10, 2013
"Richard Koch is absolute perfection... The musical within the play is a delightfully dizzying spectacle, with hilariously over-the-top crooning, flawlessly timed comedy, dazzling choreography and seamless set design ... Audience members were doubled over in their seats, unselfconsciously snorting at the quips that just kept coming. ... There was not a disappointing performance in the bunch."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Lia Tremblay, Richmond Family Magazine, 
November, 2013
"Director Tom Width made a brilliant move by choosing this hilariously funny, toe-tapping musical ... The whole cast is superb ... The show is not a laugh a minute, it is a laugh a second ... I laughed until my face ached."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index, 
November 12, 2013
"I could go on forever about how amazing this show is ... I’m here to tell you your new priority should be piling your butts into the car and heading down to Colonial Heights for some Off-Broadway magic with Swift Creek Mill‘s ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’ ... you need to see it. Period."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Xtina Fitch, GayRVA, 
November 14, 2013
"Swift Creek Mill Theatre has reopened, and ... its first show this season — "The Drowsy Chaperone" — is filled to the brim with bells and whistles ... this production has a number of impressive performances ... its concept and execution is higher brow than most, and ... are flawless."

The Drowsy Chaperone  (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)  - 
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly, 
November 19, 2013

Steel Magnolias  
(Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern)

"... the fabulous Jacqueline Jones re-creates her role as the wealthy Clairee Belcher ... experience certainly brings out the best; Jones’ timing was flawless and her sometimes deadpan delivery of outrageously funny lines was spot on ... Speaking of outrageous, the exchanges between Clairee and the curmudgeonly Ouiser Boudreaux (Catherine Shaffner) were the source of the most delightfully over-the-top moments of the evening ... These six women are strong individually, and awesome as an ensemble."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) -
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
July 15, 2013
"Jones makes the most of some of the best one-liners in the show as Clairee … With its humor, message of female camaraderie and excellent execution, Virginia Rep's 'Steel Magnolias' passes the test with flying colors."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) - 
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly,
August 13, 2013
"What can you say about a perfect cast?  Every one of these woman is an accomplished A-list actor and they all add another top-notch performance to their resumes.  Not one comic opportunity is missed and the moments of drama are effective.  Director Steve Perigard has confidently mounted a show with a flawless ensemble.  The set adds to the on-target effect.   You couldn’t ask for a more perfect cast in this pitch-perfect production."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) -
Reviewed by Jerry Williams, TVJerry
July 21, 2013
"It’s a great ensemble that makes up the cast of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. ... Clairee and Ouiser played by Jacqueline Jones and Catherine Shaffner respectively ... their playful teasing and downright insulting matches provide much of the comic relief for the show ... All are strong ... but their true strength is revealed as a group ... (Director, Steve Perigard's) cast has risen to the task of connecting with each other and translating that sense of family to the audience."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) - 
Reviewed by John Porter, NPR - WCVE, 
August 1, 2013
"It was AWESOME! What a powerhouse cast!"

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) - 
Rebecca Jones, Playwright, Publicist, Editor, 
July 16, 2013
"The script is filled with one liners and zingers, which all six actresses deliver with great skill … All six actresses are also stellar in creating characters who are not caricatures. They are quirky, funny and relatable. This makes the ending even more powerful as you feel their love for one another and their shared pain … As a reviewer, I have always wanted to say this — you’ll laugh; you’ll cry!  Most of all you’ll enjoy the heart-warming time spent with the lovely and talented women of Richmond, via Chinquapin, Louisiana."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) - 
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com, 
June 16, 2013
"This company of actresses set up and delivered their lines with better timing, intonation, and enthusiasm than the film.   There it is.   Not a hint of pretense or over-acting;  just superior writing brought to life by six talented, seasoned professionals ... We left feeling good that there were people in our lives who cherished us as much as those six women cared for one another through death and new life.   A sure feel-good evening’s entertainment."

Steel Magnolias  (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA
[previously Barksdale Theatre] at Hanover Tavern) - 
Reviewed by Maggie M, richmond.macaronikid.com, 
June 19, 2013

Sons of the Prophet    
(Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA)

"The supporting cast outside of the family each stand out in their performances as well. Jacqueline Jones [and] Kimberly Jones Clark in multiple roles ... Each adds great comic ability and timing to their scenes. Jones and Clark are side-splittingly funny [as] soccer mom/school board members."

Sons of the Prophet  (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com, 
February 17, 2013
"The cast was stellar, with some of Richmond's best and some of its best up and coming actors ... The versatile Jacqueline Jones played a host of roles, funny, empathetic, gossipy and disdainful. And her black curly wig was magnificent."

Sons of the Prophet  (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Karen Newton, Freelance Writer /
Blogger: "I Could Go On and On"
February 18, 2013
"Jacqueline Jones and Kimberly Jones-Clark locate the comedy in a few piquant cameos."

Sons of the Prophet  (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Celia Wren, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
February 18, 2013
"Kimberly Jones-Clark and Jacqueline Jones breathe wonderful comic relief into this comedy-drama as the remaining characters throughout the show."

Sons of the Prophet  (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Dani Brown, Fourth Wall Correspondent, 
February 19, 2013
"That the final scene between [Jacqueline Jones and Ryan Bechard] brought me to tears last night. What a show."

Sons of the Prophet  (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Matt Treacy, Composer/ Musician, 
February 22, 2013
"Cadence Theatre Company's production of SONS OF THE PROPHET is first rate. Perfectly cast, beautifully directed, and brave, fully fleshed out performances. I really, really enjoyed it. It's the kind of theatre I'm drawn to and I'm so glad I went. See it."

Sons of the Prophet (Cadence Theatre Company in partnership
with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
David Bridgewater, Award-winning actor
of the stage, film & television,
February 24, 2013
FOLLOW UP:
"Woke up this morning still thinking of the great night of theatre I witnessed yesterday. Sons of the Prophet is first rate. Cadence Theatre Company has knocked it out of the park once again. It's a perfect fit for the Acts of Faith Festival. The entire cast is wonderful--not a single weak link ... Thanks to [Director Anna Senechal Johnson] for a perfect night. If you're in Richmond, this is a show you need to see. Don't miss it."
February 24, 2013

Death of a Salesman    
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA)

"Rusty Wilson directs a powerhouse cast headed by the astounding Joe Inscoe and Jacqueline Jones, with an incredible Biff, Adrian Rieder, and Happy, Matt Bloch."

Death of a Salesman 
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Harry Kollatz, Senior Writer at Richmond magazine, 
November 16, 2012
"This is a tightly focused play, and [Director Rusty Wilson] has cast a tight and focused cast ... As Willy?s devoted and long-suffering wife, Linda, Jacqueline Jones is initially all sweet 1940s housewife smiles. However, Jones adeptly reveals the ocean of fury and despair inside a woman content to live a small life forced to watch her husband unravel when he can?t do the same."

Death of a Salesman 
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Liz Jewett, Richmond.com, 
November 23, 2012
"Jacqueline Jones plays Willy?s ever understanding and patient wife, Linda, and having seen Jones perform in numerous productions I am always fascinated by her ability to play so many diverse roles with such ease."

Death of a Salesman 
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Jennifer Maciulewicz, GayRVA, 
November 30, 2012
"Jacqueline Jones (Linda Loman) was equally true to life as Willie?s long-suffering wife. She was Loman?s Edith Bunker to his Archie in her warmth, character and likeability, with a double helping of down to earth intelligence and strength (no dingbat there). Matt Bloch (Happy) and Adrian Rieder (Biff) performed at the same professional level as their stage parents. All four principal characters showed such a range of emotions and realistic pain that the audience was silently captivated throughout the show. That pain was not only evident in their voices ... it was consistently evident in their faces and bodies. The strong performances were rewarded in the end with a heartfelt standing ovation.  The supporting performances were equally strong. Especially noteworthy were Gordon Bass as Charley, Willie?s one true friend and Bill Patton as Willie?s late brother Uncle Ben ...  Director Rusty Wilson and Scenic Designer Phil Hayes worked amazingly with the small stage to denote separate spaces and present levels to the various rooms in the house and exterior scenes. Andrew Bonniwell?s lighting design further enhanced both the set and the mood throughout the play.  Firehouse Theater Project?s mission is to promote contemporary American theater. Willie Loman?s mission is to leave a legacy and be liked. Both achieved their missions in this performance."

Death of a Salesman 
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Bruce Levy, richmond.showbizradio.com, 
December 3, 2012
"I saw your show last night and I was absolutely blown away by your performance! Of course you know how much I love the theatre and I have experienced the joy of many remarkable moments. But the effect on me watching your final moment on stage was absolutely stunning. I was caught, suspended and transported to a different space. I cried with you, I suffered with you. I knew that place. Thank you for creating that portal."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Mollie Ort, Psychotherapist and Theatre Professional, 
November 17, 2012
"My name is Aaron Kremer and I am a journalist in Richmond.  I saw you in the play last night. You were phenomenal. You stole the show. There was a nuance to your acting that I found so incredibly compelling I could feel it in my chest.  I will have to go to more plays that you are in.  Have a good day."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Aaron Kremer, Journalist; Founder and Editor of Richmond BizSense
December 14, 2012
"I loved what you did with the Linda role, understated yet firm, loving and vulnerable, a woman that has a lot to deal with yet goes about her days with determination.  She defends her husband, no matter what!  And has to deal with 2 grown sons that are a handful!  ... the Richmond audience will turn out to see a marvelous production! I feel lucky to live in a city that has the guts to put on a difficult play - and has the actors that can pull it off!"

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Kaye Weinstein Gary, Artistic Director & Producer of K Dance,
"Yes, Virginia - Dance" and "Yes! Dance Invitational" 
November 18, 2012
"I have just been through an experience I will remember the rest of my life. I would to have stayed to talk, but there are no words. To the cast of Death of a Salesman, Joe Inscoe, Adrian Rieder, Jacqueline Jones, Dean Knight, Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, Jay Millman, Gordon Bass, Andrew Boothby, Rusty Wilson, and everyone involved.  It was breathtaking!"

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) - 
Cynde Liffick, Co-Founder & Director of Education for
Richmond Shakespeare and Co-Founder of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival
December 14, 2012
"Still a bit drained after the wonderful Firehouse Theatre Project's production of 'Death of a Salesman' last night. Huge kudos to Joe Inscoe, Adrian Rieder and Jacqueline Jones for their heart wrenching performances ... you each did Arthur Miller proud. And a big thank you to [FTP Artistic Director] Carol Androski Piersol and [Death of a Salesman Director] Rusty Wilson for bringing this to us. I can always count on that combo for a wonderful night out."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from George Tillman, Arts supporter; Veteran, 
American Red Cross, Senior Accountant, retired
Public Post on Facebook
December 1, 2012
"Saw the Firehouse Theatre's production of Death of A Salesman tonight. Or perhaps I should say, 'LIVED it.' I am speechless. Absolutely speechless. Tremendous is too meager a word."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Dennis Lieberman, Arts supporter; U.S. Department of Labor: 
Retired Director of The National Welfare-To-Work Program
Public Post on Facebook
December 1, 2012
 
FOLLOW UP:
"My wife Pat and I came to Death of a Salesman last night and were bowled over. We saw that there's going to be a talk back after today's matinee, and we were wondering if we could sit in on that ... We finally got through to the box office and they said fine." 
Private Message on Facebook
December 2, 2012
 
"Hey Richmond and Washington, D.C. Facebook friends (and any from further away that love truly excellent theater)! The Firehouse Theater Project's Death of a Salesman has been extended until December 15th. This is the MUST SEE show of the 2012 season. Please spread the word! Pat and I are going for a second time this Thursday the 13th."
Public Post on Facebook
December 11, 2012
 
"Second time seeing Death of a Salesman. The bravos going on from the audience were some of the best I've heard. Marvelous performance. Even better than the first time."
Public Post on Facebook
December 13, 2012
"Well. "Salesman" was phenomenal! And although I came close to tears several times, I made it through the whole show dry eyed. Then you had to go and pull your little stunt at the very end, and I lost it. You little stinker! You were magnificent!"

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Kim Jones Clark, Award-winning Actress
November 25, 2012
"What an AMAZING performance of 'Death of a Salesman' with a FABULOUS Cast (including Jacqueline Jones and Joe Inscoe) at the Firehouse Theatre! ARGS had the theatre filled - what a field trip!"

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Cindy Warren, Theatre Arts Department Chair at
Public Post on Facebook
December 4, 2012
"A truly stunning performance at Firehouse Theatre of Death of a Salesman. Congratulations to all for a brilliant job. I was truly blown away by the show--so incredibly powerful--and I have been saying that to everyone who crosses my path."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Jan Powell, Award-winning Director
Acting Artistic Director of Richmond Shakespeare
Public Post on Facebook
December 10, 2012
"I saw Death of a Salesman tonight at the Firehouse. I think I know how the members of the congregation may have felt while Jonathan Edwards delivered his famous Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon. Surely they knew that however harrowing the experience was, it was unforgettable and immensely powerful. I have known many of the performers for several decades, in the case of Adrian Rieder since he was the cutest little boy who ever lived. As an occasional actor myself, I knew exactly what these people were doing and how they did it. That took away not one scintilla of the amazement I felt at their achievement. We are so fortunate to have among us people who are capable of doing so well something this hard to do. If you missed it, I am so sorry, but if you live in Richmond, you have the privilege of future opportunities to experience the wonders that these people can do. Seize those opportunities. You have only one life, and the theatrical community in our old town can make it much the richer."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Eric Dobbs, Photographer
December 15, 2012
"Don't make the mistake of missing DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Firehouse Theatre Project! This is a great production of a great play. The cast is fantastic headed by the incomparable Joe Inscoe, the incandescent Adrian Rieder, and the heart-breaking Jacqueline Jones and Matt Bloch. We are so lucky to have such fine actors in Richmond."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Jeanie Rule, Theatre Professional and
Co-Founder of In Your Element Commerce Inc.
Public Post on Facebook
December 13, 2012
"I can't emphasize enough my recommendation to see the certain-to-be-historic production of Death of a Salesman at the Firehouse this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. The uniformly stunning cast is at the top of their game, turning in indelible performances full of energy and brilliance and never to be forgotten."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Rebecca Jones, Playwright, Publicist, Editor
Public Post on Facebook
December 12, 2012
"I want you to know that I think this is my most favorite role I've seen you do, and that is saying a lot. Wonderful"
Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Lisa Kotula, Award-winning Actress, Singer
Founder and Editor of the Richmond Marquee
November 25, 2012
"Thankfully, I was able to get to this performance last night. What an amazing production!!! To the cast, crew, director and all involved - APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!!!!!!!!!"

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Gerri Hall, Patron of the Arts
Public Post on Facebook
December 15, 2012
"CONGRATULATIONS Joe, Jackie, Gordon, and Heather and the entire company of DEATH OF A SALESMAN, on your outstanding performance last night. It was one of the most intense plays I have seen produced in Richmond. You continue to maintain the Firehouse tradition of quality theatre."

Death of a Salesman
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Paul Bartsch, Music Director, Composer/Lyricist, Accompanist
Public Post on Facebook
December 14, 2012
"Jacqueline Jones gracefully depicts Linda Loman's last efforts to save her husband.  Her quiet confidence and empathetic outlook shine through, making for an authentic and relatable performance ... No matter how many years go by, this tragic tale will never become irrelevant."

Death of a Salesman 
(Firehouse Theatre Project under Carol Piersol, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Dani Brown, Fourth Wall Correspondent, 
January 15, 2013

Blithe Spirit      
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

"Jones was a highlight of this production for me as her mannerisms, well placed giggles and over all ?silly-woman-ness? caused me to laugh out loud every time she was on stage. Maddox and Jones have a natural chemistry that makes their relationship feel authentic."

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Jennifer Maciulewicz, GayRVA,
June 21, 2012
"Jacqueline Jones, a very experienced and versatile actress, plays the supporting role of Mrs Bradman, a somewhat feather-headed but charming and discreetly affectionate wife to her doctor husband."

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Una Harrision, Petersburg Progress-Index,
June 20, 2012

"Dr. Bradman (John Storck Maddox) and his wife (Jacqueline Jones) complete the party with winking complicity ... Tom Width is the estimable director of this madness, as well as its set designer and special effects master. He sets a pace that accommodates both the snappy repartee and the leisurely country-house feel. His cast is agile and amusing throughout."

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
June 18, 2012
"John Storck Maddox and Jacqueline Jones round out the cast as the amusing Dr. and Mrs. Bradman. The tone and humor are pitch-perfect under Tom Width's direction, and his special effects near the play's end are worth the price of admission. "

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly,
June 26, 2012
"Rounding out the cast are John Storck Maddox and Jacqueline Jones as Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, friends and accomplices in the s¿ance. Each gives a good performance in essentially a straight man role. ... This is one of those plays that is best designed by a master magician, and make no mistake about it director Tom Width is one of the best. I have been a fan of magic since I first drew breath and have been fortunate enough to see many of the greats. Tom Width belongs in their company if not as a performer than as a designer and master manipulator. "

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
July 10, 2012

"Blithe Spirit is full of the stuff of life. That is, drama, death, some good chuckles along the way. Blithe Spirit?s cast is small and delightful?each player brings a certain charm to each character. Directed by Tom Width, the play?s numerous who?s-on-first scenes are genuinely funny each time."

Blithe Spirit (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) - 
Reviewed by Hayley DeRoche, RVA News,
June 19, 2012

Steel Magnolias      
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA)

"Clairee, a rich widow and widow of the former mayor, is played by Jacqueline Jones. Clairee banters wittily with her nemesis and neighbor Ouiser, providing much of the humor in the plot as the ladies join in, swapping repartee along with recipes and advice. Jacqueline Jones is excellent as always. The comic climax when Clairee offers a struggling Ouiser as a punching bag almost brought down the house."

Steel Magnolias (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by Una Harrison, Petersburg Progress-Index,
May 3, 2012

"In opposite corners, battling each other throughout the play with respect and love are Clairee and Ouiser played by Jacqueline Jones and Amy Berlin respectively. These are two character actors are at the top of their game."

Steel Magnolias  (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
May 2, 2012

"It was a complete joy to watch a play filled to the stuffing point with strong, funny, complex female characters, played by an array of talented actresses from several generations ... As the elder lady of the group, Clairee, Jacqueline Jones, is her usual dependably good self ... Yet as good as they are individually, the greatest strength of "Steel Magnolias" is how the cast plays off one another. There?s wonderful chemistry and generosity between all of these actresses, and that makes the connections between the characters all the more satisfying and real."

Steel Magnolias  (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by Liz Jewett, Richmond.com,
May 4, 2012

"The six women who make up the cast gave strong performances.  It is the circle of women choosing to share life's experiences together that makes this play, and this production, such a joyous experience. Jones is a voice of reason and a breath of life as wealthy friend Clairee, the late mayor's wife."

Steel Magnolias  (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
April 29, 2012
"The town?s token eccentric, rich widows, Clairee and Ouiser, played by Jacqueline Jones and Amy Berlin, were fun to watch and strong individually."

Steel Magnolias  (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by Jennifer Maciulewicz, GayRVA,
May 3, 2012
"Jacqueline Jones brings a bit of fun to the proceedings as the football-loving widow Claire. Overall, Sycamore Rouge's "Steel Magnolias" is a fine production. "

Steel Magnolias  (Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekly,
May 8, 2012

Almighty Bob      
(Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA)

"You did a fabulous job directing Almighty Bob. I had been intrigued by the title and the concept, but when I heard you had directed it - I had to pop by! What a challenging piece to grab a hold of for a director. I thought you balanced the comedy, pathos, fantasy, and reality just beautifully. Of course, I'm not surprised by any of this! I'm convinced that you are one of those disgusting people who can do anything!!! Anyway, congrats again. Please pass on my kudos to your cast and crew as well."

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Robin Arthur, Award-winning Director, Choreographer, Actress, Teacher
February 5, 2012

PREFACE from Sycamore Rouge Artistic Director, kb saine: i want to share this email from a board member of ours; she's said you're free to share it with the cast as well. i know you've gotten tremendous public responses, but one more is still a great reminder of what was obviously very exceptional work. congratulations to you & the entire cast!
 
"I could not wait to tell you about the show!!! OMG it was FANTASTIC and I did not want the show to end. I was so caught up in the story. They did a fabulous job, and I just wanted to share. If it's not too late, PLEASE break away and go see it !!!"
 
Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
To Sycamore Rouge Artistic Director kb saine from
Sycamore Rouge Board Member, "Amy B."
February 6, 2012

"Congratulations to Jackie and the wonderful cast of ALMIGHTY BOB! for their spectacular performance last night. The show was expertly conceived, Jackie; it was great to see Anne act and sing (my first time) so well, and the humor was side-splitting. What a great inclusion in the Acts of Faith Festival."

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Paul Bartsch, Music Director, Composer/Lyricist, Accompanist
January 27, 2012

"Thank you for tonight.  I had such a wonderful time.   It was so fun. And so sweet.  And laughter through tears IS my favorite emotion. Your guidance was so apparent and so wonderful. And the choreography too!   I hope you're really happy with it. You should be. I am so glad i got to come."

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) - 
Fan Mail from Billy Christopher Maupin
Award-winning Producer, Director, Actor, Singer
Founder of RVA Classic Stage
February 2, 2012

"I thoroughly enjoyed your show last nite!  You did a splendid job!  What a clever show!  The effects were awesome, and the ending gave me chills as the light got brighter.  I wish you much success!  Bravo!"
 
Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Cindy Yuoconis, Director, Actor, US Army Veteran
January 21, 2012

"I so very much enjoyed your production of Almighty Bob and as I mentioned, the cast's trust in and love of each other really showed through making the play that much more special.  You should be very proud of your work."

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Shirley Kagan, Award-winning Director, Actor,
Professor of Fine Arts - Theatre
Hampden-Sydney College 
February 5, 2012
"We enjoyed the play last night.  I enjoyed the second half much more, as it was much funnier.  Richard really enjoyed it, as he is a person of "Faith."  I, however, am not, so I just enjoyed the acting - very good, btw, and didn't give it much thought afterwards, which he did.  I also thought the singing before the show and the Yoga lessons were very cute and clever. You should be very proud of your accomplishment!"

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Ellen Hollands, Teacher
February 5, 2012
"We THOROUGHLY enjoyed Almighty Bob. ?Kate?s Dad? and the rest of the cast were a lot of fun. I wish that we?d gotten tickets earlier so that I would have had more time to ?plug? it."
Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Tom Driscoll
February 10, 2012

"We loved the play.  What a great job you did casting Will Vehrs and Donald Evans. The special effects were very impressive, too! And of course, I kept poking Sam saying, ?Hey, we painted those walls and the ceiling!?  The set really did look different than when we were working.  It all came together very nicely.  Well done!"

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Lois Curling, CAT Theatre Volunteer
January 29, 2012
"Thank you Jackie Jones and your cast for a wonderful production of ALMIGHTY BOB! We thoroughly enjoyed the play and the talk back session. But one question never got asked. How the heck did Bob's fingers light up when he snapped his fingers a la God?"

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Fan Mail from Susan Grymes 
January 29, 2012

"We always enjoy everything CAT picks. I really need to let the board, etc., at CAT know that Almighty Bob was one of our favorite selections. In fact, I saw it twice, once on our season tickets, and then bought two more so I could bring my husband, who had been out of town. I am still angry about the ugly, ignorant review that the RTD saw fit to give column space to. I hope that all the people involved in the production will remember how Dorothy Parker reviewed a performance in the thirties - 'Miss Hepburn ran the gamut of emotions from A to B.'"

Almighty Bob (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail to the Producer from CAT Theatre Patron, J.A.L.
October 15, 2012

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof      
(Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA)
EXTENDED through Oct 15, 2011!


"This cast is uniformly strong ... Jacqueline Jones' Big Mama is exasperating and pitiable."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
September 17, 2011

"CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Scorches at the Firehouse ... Jacqueline Jones takes on the role of Big Mama ... Jones is a tremendous actress who always turns in a credible performance, and it is always a delight to see her on stage ... she is 'the iron fist inside a velvet glove.'"

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
September 21, 2011

"As Big Mama, Jacqueline Jones skillfully portrays the character's ongoing denial as well as her feelings of helplessness when Big Daddy becomes verbally and emotionally abusive."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Joan Tupponce, "One Woman's View" NPR - WCVE,
September 23, 2011

"Firehouse Theatre's production of Tennessee Williams' classic play is steaming up the stage ... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is just about purr-fect. ... Even when Big Daddy rips her apart in a brutal speech in act two, Jacqueline Jones preserves a sense of dignity for Big Mama through her tears."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Rich Griset, Style Weekley,
September 23, 2011

"Alan Sader and Jacqueline Jones command every scene while portraying a booming ?Big Daddy? and silly, oblivious ?Big Mama? respectively.   Jones? Big Mama is incredibly charismatic genuinely likable.  She is a classic Williams? woman in that she is incredibly troubled and very strong at the same time ... Big Mama?s costume [by Heather Hogg] highlighted her character, as the wife of a wealthy business man, her jewelry caught the stage lights perfectly.  When Big Daddy refers to Big Mama as ?dripping in diamonds,? we see and believe it."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Jennifer Maciulewicz, GayRVA,
September 19, 2011

"A powerhouse cast at the Firehouse Theatre brings Tennessee Williams? southern tragedy to vibrant life.  The American South is easy to get wrong. It?s almost always rendered in caricature, in capital G grits and accents so thick as to be satirical. It makes it all the more amazing then, how effortlessly Firehouse Theatre?s current production of Tennessee William?s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof gets it right, how subtly the director and playwright create an entire world ... the cast [is] simply stacked with talent. Even the smaller roles are filled with dependably excellent names like Larry Cook as Gooper, Jacqueline Jones as Big Mama and Laura Rikard as Mae. Firehouse Theatre strikes the perfect balance with this production, just as Williams always did. "

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by Liz Jewett, Richmond.com,
September 23, 2011

"Yours was one of the BEST performances I've ever seen in Richmond. Really. I was captivated the entire time you were on stage. Congratulations. You were simply wonderful."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
personal note from Irene Ziegler, playwright, author, actor,
September 28, 2011

"I came to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof tonight. It was a terrific performance. You were wonderful. I hope you're very proud. Thanks for a GREAT show ... I especially appreciated YOUR performance. I thought you and Adrian [Rieder] could be doing the show on Broadway, you were that good. Thanks for sharing all your talent. "

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
personal note from Bruce Miller, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of
Virginia Repertory Theatre (formerly Theatre IV and Barksdale Theatres),

October 7, 2011

FOLLOW UP:
"Break a leg tonight for your closing. You are truly great in the show, and the show overall is terrific."

October 15, 2011
"Big Mama and Big Daddy (Jacqueline Jones and Alan Sader) are worth the price of admission ALONE!"

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
UnOfficial Rave by Starlet Knight, producer Starlet Knight's
Cabaret Series at Richmond Triangle Players
September 30, 2011

"Alan Sader's Big Daddy paired with Jacqueline Jones as Big Mama are completely compelling."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
UnOfficial Rave by Harry Kollatz, Senior Writer at Richmond magazine,
September 16, 2011

"Sharing the stage with these actors in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is such a huge pleasure! ... Jacqueline Jones! there is no other Big Mama. She has power, vulnerability, command of the stage and is sheer fun to watch and work with ... Our audiences seem to love it. The press has been good so far. Tickets are selling fast and in the words of Big Daddy 'That's no Crap!'"

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
"Some thoughts on Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Firehouse Theatre Project"
by Alan Sader, "Big Daddy,"
September 18, 2011

"'The Perfect 'Big Mama.'  Wow, you were fantastic - lighting up the stage with every entrance. How do you do it?  I love your realism...so thank you for a wonderful evening!  ...Bravo and Merde for the rest of the run...and added performances."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
personal note from Kaye Weinstein Gary, Artistic Director 
& Producer of K Dance and "Yes, Virginia - Dance"
September 23, 2011
"Had the privilege to be a part of the audience at Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Firehouse Theater. Truly breathtaking. You all gave me an amazing piece of theater tonight. I am humbled, grateful and privileged to know you."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
personal note to the cast from Cynde Liffick, Co-Founder & Director of Education 
of Richmond Shakespeare and Co-Founder of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival
September 23, 2011
"Let me take this opportunity to compliment you to the utmost of my abilities on your wonderful performance in Cat ... It is a remarkable production of a difficult and astounding play that I love dearly.  The entire cast is spectacular and you are no exception.  I loved your heartbreaking Big Momma."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
personal note from Shirley Kagan, Elliott Professor of Fine Arts -
Theatre Hampden-Sydney College
September 28, 2011
"[Jacqueline Jones], you're so damn good! You broke my heart. Over and over and over. Really beautiful. I can't stop thinking about it ... Congratulations to Adrian Rieder, Jacqueline Jones, Alan Sader, Laine Satterfield, [director] Rusty Wilson and all the rest (and the Skipper too) on an incredibly powerful piece of theatre. So grounded, so driven. I was pretty much a mess through the whole thing. Truly great theatre."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
UnOfficial Rave by Billy Christopher Maupin
Producer, Director, Actor, Singer
Founder of RVA Classic Stage
September 28, 2011
"FABULOUS JOB TONIGHT!!! Everyone and everything was amazing and perfect. I was totally riveted and couldn't believe the time flew by. Incredible material, beautifully directed, perfectly brought to life. THANKS! (to the whole cast!)"

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Personal Note from Holly Timberline
Independent Writing and Editing Professional

October 1, 2011
9/17 "A phenomenal performance from one of my favorite people in my favorite play....what more can a fan of the theatre ask for!" 

9/19 "I am in total agreement with the reviewer! I especially loved the performance by the actress playing Big Mama."  

9/27 "So good, I'm coming back tomorrow for seconds!" 

9/28 "AMAZING.........again!!!" 

9/29 "Been thinking about a 3rd visit all day today. After all, I will be celebrating my Big Daddy BD in December. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to see my favorite play as often as I can ....especially when the production is this good!" 

9/30 "Kudos to everyone involved in this production! You really wouldn't want to take my blood pressure by the end of the show....the heart was pounding heavily. The film has always been in my Top 5 and you folks topped that. Each character became more real to me. Richmond theatre fans are truly blessed....thanks!"


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from George Tillman, Arts supporter
American Red Cross, Senior Accountant, retired

Numerous notes September 17-30, 2011
"We went to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @Firehouse Theater last night. Oh my goodness. My adrenalin is still pumped up from the tension and dysfunction on that stage. I tip my hat at Tennessee Williams for his ability to encapsulate an entire horrifying society in one brief play. Denial, disdain, alcoholism, repressed homosexuality, cancer, syncophantism - what more could a person want in a play? And all flawlessly acted by Adrian Rieder, Jackie Goldberg Jones, and the rest of the cast. Amazing. Truly amazing. "

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Review by Susan Singer
Visual Artist, Women's Advocate, Theatre Arts supporter

October 3, 2011
"Jackie, this was such a powerful production - and not just because of the material. What a stellar cast - you and Alan embodied the most dysfunctional relationship I've ever seen onstage next to August: Osage County on Broadway! Adrien [Rieder], Laine [Satterfield], you, and Alan [Sader] created some of the most powerful theater I've ever seen locally or anywhere else. I'll long remember you as Big Mama - especially the scene when you finally realize that Big Daddy is really dying. And your flawed relationship with Brick. It must have been a true joy to work with Adrien in those scenes. Thank you for such a meaningful gift to Richmond."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Carol Major Creasy
Theatre Arts supporter

October 8, 2011
"Oh my goodness you were so WONDERFUL - so regal and touching and heartbreaking - oh! I just loved watching you. Such an honor!"

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Personal note from Denise Simone, Co-Founder &
Artistic Director of Company of Fools, Hailey Idaho

October 15, 2011

"Darling, you were divine! One of the very BEST things I've ever seen you do. So complex, yet simply done. I loved Big Momma so much. Everyone was marvelous. So glad I came."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Personal note from AnnaMarie Rossi, Actor
 October 16, 2011

"Steve and I caught the last performance of The Big Mama Show last night, and your fabulousness was everywhere. I only wish you had been on stage longer, but what there was was choice. Congratulations."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Susan Gerber, Arts supporter and Theatre Patron
 October 16, 2011

Death of the Party      
(Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011)
Chosen as one of the "Best of Richmond 2011
"
& Audience Choice Award for its Division


"All were Good, many were Great, but only a few could make the "Best of Richmond 2011" screening! These films [including "Death of the Party" by Team One] have been selected as the best from this year's Richmond 48 Hour Film Project.  All were made the weekend of July 22nd - 24th!  Find out which will be named "Best Film of Richmond 2011" and will compete against the Best 48HFP Films from the other 100+ cities around the world. "

Death of the Party (Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011) -
Ellie St. John Richmond, Producer 48 Hour Film Project
August 8, 2011
"Jackie - GREAT job in Death of the Party!!! I loved your "Fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank, get your puny pisser in here" line. You were the perfect shrew wife. And Matt's [Director, Matthew J. Polson] extreme close-ups of your "Fraaaaaaaaaaank" lines were awesome. What a terrific job from your team. Had a great time watching it at the Byrd. Such great lines, such as putting the sherbet in the punch (old school), and the scene with the slap and then the hat on, hat off was terrific!"

Death of the Party (Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011) -
Carol Creasy, Theatre Arts Patron
August 3, 2011
"Wonderful job in your film Jackie! You are hysterical!!!"

Death of the Party (Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011) -
Kim Jones Clark, Actor/Improv Artist
August 3, 2011
"Oh Jackie, great job in the film! Oh what a fun wife you would make haha. Loved it!"

Death of the Party (Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011) -
Terrie Powers, Set Designer/Artist for Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre of Virginia,
formerly Theatre IV & Barksdale Theatre
and Freelance Visual Artist
July 30, 2011
"Our film has been chosen as one of the "Best of Richmond 2011" and will be screened again [event details]. Awards will be announced after the screening, and we have no idea who is nominated for what, but I'm guessing we will be nominated for best acting for sure!  You guys rock.  Thank you all so much."

Death of the Party (Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011) -
Matthew J. Polson, Founder, TEAM ONE Productions
Director, Editor, & Screenplay for
Death of the Party 
Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2011
www.mattpolson.com 
August 8, 2011

Gruesome Playground Injuries  
(Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA)



As part of the Firehouse Theatre Project's Readers' Theatre Series, Gruesome Playground Injuries, in which I directed Molly Hood, Billy Christopher Maupin and Cooper Timberline, was not reviewed by the media; however, here are some treasures I savor ...
"I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed the show. It was truly one of the most enjoyable nights I have spent in a theatre in a long time. I can't wait for the full production."

Gruesome Playground Injuries (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Emma Mason, Actress
June 19, 2011
"The little transition bit was masterful ? the whole reading moved well ? I was in suspense after each scene where this was all going."

Gruesome Playground Injuries (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Bea Goldberg
Arts supporter; Director's Mom
June 19, 2011
"I was telling someone else this and figured I ought to tell you, too. In addition to directing an amazing reading of Gruesome Playground Injuries, you led one of the best talk-backs I've ever seen. You repeated the questions, gave clear, meaningful answers, and encouraged others on the stage to respond, as well. It really was like a warm conversation after the play - with 75 or 80 friends. Really a great experience."

Gruesome Playground Injuries (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Review by Rebecca Jones, Playwright, Publicist, Editor,
June 21, 2011
"I LOVED the performance and am so grateful you asked Cooper to serve as narrator. He really enjoyed being part of it and I love that he got to see Billy Christopher's and Molly's acting evolve under Jackie's direction as the project moved forward. I was blown away by you two, BC and Molly. You brought those characters so completely and uniquely to life, and everything that transpired between them as the play unfolded made perfect sense - nothing seemed superfluous or half-hearted, and every exchange just seemed organic and connected. I have heard that good direction is invisible, so that must have been some REALLY good direction, Jackie!! You cupped the whole project in your hands and held it out to the audience - but we saw the PLAY and not you behind it.   What a great piece. I hope you three are able to fully stage and produce it!"

Gruesome Playground Injuries (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Personal Note from Holly Timberline
Independent Writing and Editing Professional
June 21, 2011
"Last night's production was wonderful.....great job! ... I should add that Cooper never ceases to amaze me....watching and listening to him during the talk-back was worth the price of admission."

Gruesome Playground Injuries (Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from George Tillman, Arts supporter
American Red Cross, Senior Accountant, retired
June 21, 2011

Quilters    (Sneak Peek Video)
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Nomination for "Best Ensemble Acting" 2011
Richmond Theatre Critics Circle 2011 critic David Timberline writes, "It’s fitting that this year’s slate of contenders for the Best Ensemble award is perhaps the most competitive ever. Each of the casts nominated was a true ensemble, each cast member shining in his or her own moments but also collaborating with and supporting cast mates to create a uniformly exceptional theater performance."

"Tom Width directs with a homespun feel on a rustic set that enables the women and their handiwork to take the focus ... The cast consists of just one named character — matriarch Sarah McKendree Bonham, played with bounteous maternal love by Jacqueline Jones ... The women switch among ages, characters and emotions deftly and blend their remarkably pure voices for lovely harmony ... Audra Honaker, Emily Cole ... Ali Thibodeau, T'Arah Craig, Brittany Simmons and Katy Burke all show remarkable range and versatility in their many roles."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
April 5, 2011

"The seven actresses who play various roles in the vignettes – male and female, adult and adolescent – are incredibly talented. Their acting and vocal talents are top-notch ...The performers are all strong. Two who stand out are Jacqueline Jones and Audra Honaker. Jones is very convincing as Sarah McKendree Bonham, the matriarch of the family. As one of the daughters, Honaker seamlessly shifts from character to character with ease.."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Joan Tupponce, Chesterfield Observer,
April 27, 2011

"Pioneer matron Sarah McKendree Bonham (played with a matriarch’s formidability by Jacqueline Jones) and her six daughters weave a family quilt together to transmit their story to future generations ... It was non-stop chuckles for me as I watched this cohesive all-female cast pantomime “Rocky Road” to Jacqueline Jones’ vibrato “Who Will Count The Stitches”  ... This talented and sisterly ensemble sustains a dialogue that at times is lighthearted, playful, yet while at other times it is irreverently poignant and real. ... this show is a “gap tooth grin that’ll steal your heart."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Matthew Miller, GayRVA,
April 5, 2011

"Jackie Jones plays the matriarch of the family; always a strong performer, she is a joy to watch as she gets in and out of her numerous characters."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed by Una Harrision, Village News,
April 14, 2011

"The Mill’s production is truly top-notch with a cast of very talented actresses ... Ms. Jones was sweet and warm and motherly  ... The voices of this cast really come together beautifully, making a song like the already gorgeous “Never Grow Old” absolutely ache with tenderness and intensity ... it’s a pretty darn good show."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
UnOfficial Rave by Style Weekly Critic David Timberline
on his personal "Dave's Theater Blog"
April 29, 2011

"What a great show! Maybe as the father of three strong young women, I'm just a sucker for stories like this. I loved the story and the music, and was truly moved by the talented actresses."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by George Tillman, "'Quilters' Mar 31-May 14" Facebook Event,
April 9, 2011

"This is my new favorite show. It is seriously awesome! Humorous, dramatic, and heartfelt. It drew me back to times and places long past. I didn't want it to end!"

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Sandra Hamlett Bosher, Swift Creek Mill Facebook Promo Video,
April 3, 2011
"We saw Swift Creek Mill Theatre Quilters last night. What a spectacular story, cast, music and scenery. It's one not to miss."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Lisa Myers McGehee,
Swift Creek Mill Facebook Wall,
April 9, 2011

"Our first time to the Theatre was last night for 'Quilters.' We would like to congratulate the actresses and the creative folks behind the play. It was a very enjoyable evening. Look forward to returning for future shows."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Jon McAchren, Swift Creek Mill Facebook Wall,
May 4, 2011
"Loved this show! The story is so interesting and magically told. The actors are fantastic and their singing is unbelievable. Thank you so much for a perfect evening with my best friend. I can't wait to see what is happenning in your new season."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Vivian Christie, Swift Creek Mill Facebook Wall,
May 4, 2011
"Beautiful production of Quilters at Swift Creek Mill Playhouse. And the voices! Tremendous. Jackie Goldberg Jones, you were magnificent as Sarah. I couldn't stop smiling at you."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by AnnaMarie Rossi, Facebook Wall,
May 5, 2011
"I enjoyed this evening's performance of 'Quilters.' The actresses were great. Very talented and funny. Thank you for a lovely evening. I look forward to my next visit."

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Janet Johnson Fellhauer, Swift Creek Mill Facebook Wall,
May 5, 2011
"Quilters was Fantastic! Thank you all so much for your performance!"

Quilters (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Posted by Becky Taylor, Swift Creek Mill Facebook Wall,
May 8, 2011

The Dixie Swim Club 
(Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA)

CAT's Annual Tabby Awards Nominee for "Best Actress" 2011:
Jacqueline Jones as Vernadette in The Dixie Swim Club

"Laurie Follmer is the director, and she has cast the show perfectly. Crystal Oakley is completely believable as the relentless organizer; Sandra Clayton is every inch the well-scrubbed nun. Lelia Pendleton projects the intelligence and hidden vulnerability of Dinah .... Carolyn Hayes is brilliant and fearless as the self-centered cougar. But the marvelous Jacqueline Jones nails every laugh that poor, beleaguered Vernadette is entitled to and makes it look effortless."

The Dixie Swim Club (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
October 24, 2010

Jack and the Beanstalk 
(Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre of Virginia, formerly Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)
Richmond Theatre Critic's Circle "Best Locally-Developed Work" Nominee, 2010

"We ... met the lady of the house (Jacqueline Jones), we immediately fell in love with her ... Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin, this perfectly-timed performance ... is a must-see for Richmond families."

Jack and the Beanstalk (Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre of Virginia,
formerly Theatre IV, Richmond, VA) -

Reviewed  by Kate Hall, RichmondMoms.com,
March 14, 2010
"In a lovely bit of serendipity, the cast from the show's 1988 world premiere is reunited for the show, this time under the direction of Billy Christopher Maupin ... enjoy razor-sharp performances by the actors and imagine how the show might have looked and sounded 22 years ago.  ... Jacqueline Jones is amusing as Jack's loving mother and the giant's zany wife ..."

Jack and the Beanstalk (Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre of Virginia,
formerly Theatre IV, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
March 14, 2010
"This little gem of a show delights adults and children ... with a speedy pace, ingenious script and an all-star cast (the original world premiere cast from 1988) ... A song and dance number, "It's Good to be a Giant," featuring the Giant (Gordon Bass) and his wife (Jacqueline Jones), renders vigorous applause.  Jack and the Beanstalk is ... a must see."

Jack and the Beanstalk (Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre of Virginia,
formerly Theatre IV, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Mary Burruss, Style Weekly,
March 24, 2010

Golda's Balcony 
(Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Weinstein Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA)


My Guest Artist stint in Jewish Family Theatre's Golda's Balcony was not reviewed by the media; however, here are some treasures I savor ...
"You were absolutely incredible as Golda!  Your performance left me breathless - it was so excellent.  You captured her so completely, and all of the others in her life, as well. Congratulations on what has to become the role of a lifetime! Yesha Koach as you finish the run."

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
by Inge Horowitz, Occupational Therapist, Special Education Teacher, Holocaust Survivor,
February 5, 2010

"You were so totally immersed in its many dimensions -- and so assured as you negotiated the script's many twists and turns. What a prodigious feat for you to learn all those lines! What pleasure for us to bask in them!"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
by Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Theatre Critic Emeritus,
February 5, 2010
"GOLDA'S BALCONY starring Richmond favorite Jackie Jones is a star turn that never becomes that. Never in this "one woman tour de force" does Jones have a moment of "I'm a star, I don't have to work for this"; she gives us something in every moment and we get to be there for the ride. 95 minutes of Golda Meir (an incredible woman) and colleagues, portrayed by Jones. Closing on the 14th!"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Review by Billy Christopher Maupin,
Producer, Director, Actor, Singer,
Founder of RVA Classic Stage
February 5, 2010
"Last evening, Linda and I attended the Jewish Family Theater's opening night performance of "Golda's Balcony"...a one woman show depicting parts of the life of Golda Meier...one of the most amazing women of our time.  The play and the performance was nothing short of fantastic.  Jackie Jones, the actor portraying Ms. Meier, did a truly magnificent job in the role.  Golda truly came alive for those in the audience.  I urge you to see this show at the Weinstein JCC during this weekend and next weekend as well.  It is a show not to be missed!  Trust me!.....it will be a wonderful experience!"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Accolades by Earl M. Ferguson, President, Carole and Marcus
Weinstein Jewish Community Center to his personal
mailing list and shared with me "third hand"
February 5, 2010
"It is a shame for theater goers that the weather will prevent them from experiencing your performance tonight. Having had the pleasure of seeing the opening night, all I can say to them is this: "WHEN THE CURTAIN FINALLY RISES AGAIN, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE AUDIENCE FOR AN INSPIRING DELIVERY OF A CHALLENGING ROLE!  Dig yourself out of your driveways ... make this a MUST-SEE!"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Review by Audience Member, Catherine Jones-Hatcher,
February 6, 2010
"You were absolutely amazing as Golda! We were transfixed throughout the entire play. It really was haunting; you transformed. And for the record, I was in the next to last row, saying back to you, "Shalom. Shalom. Shalom." The Facebook wall is the wrong place to say it, but thank you for an unforgettable performance."

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Facebook Review by Rebecca Jones, Playwright, Publicist, Editor,
February 11, 2010
"I didn't have time to wait for you yesterday after the show and probably wouldn't have really been able to tell you how much you moved me.  You know I think you 'clone' yourself and are doing more than one role in different theatres at the same time.  I know I'm not seeing every role you do but THIS is one for 'the books.' You were magnificent--you just blew me away!  ... R.H.--who just can't imagine Richmond theatre without you...(thanks for a lovely Valentine's Day gift )"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Audience Member, Robert Hickman,
February 15, 2010

"I truly, truly, truly enjoyed your performance last night in Golda's Balcony. Thank you so much"

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Audience Member, Marcy Horwitz,
February 5, 2010

"Powerful! I am now motivated to read her biography, a book I have had since 1992."

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Audience Member, Janet Lehre,
February 5, 2010
"Bravo Jackie! Your performance in tonight's opening of 'Golda's Balcony' was truly spectacular."

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
Fan Mail from Audience Member, Susan Hughs Grymes,
February 4, 2010
Thoughts on Golda's Balcony from Va-Rep Artistic Director, Bruce Miller:

In the Barksdale Buzz post "Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards" Bruce Miller highlighted performances he opined should have received recognition at the 2010 Artsies, "Jackie Jones was particularly noteworthy playing Golda Meir in her one woman show at the JCC."
 
Golda's Balcony was produced by Jewish Family Theatre, a "community theatre." As a guest artist at JFT, Jackie's Golda Meir stint was ineligible for an Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award. However she was honored and thankful Bruce posted his generous compliment for all to see.

Golda's Balcony (Jewish Family Theatre Guest Artist, Richmond, VA) -
accolades from
Bruce Miller, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of
Virginia Repertory Theatre (formerly Theatre IV and Barksdale Theatres),

September 1, 2010

The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA)

(Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA)
ART "Best Actress in a Comedy" 2004 (Richmond Triangle Players' Production)

"For dessert, there's Jacqueline Jones ... Jones shows us how Jocelyn keeps it together, using Christmas spirits of the alcoholic variety.  With the slightest shake or tilt of the head the actress conveys volumes; her crisp diction and flawless timing keep the humor sharp. She's wickedly funny ...  convincing as a devoted Southern mom."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -

Reviewed by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
December 8, 2009

"In Season's Greetings local theater doyenne Jackie Jones takes what looks to be yet another groan-inducing holiday "news" letter and turns it into a lacerating indictment of so-called family values that ends with a rather grotesque climax.  That Jones makes the journey so funny is a credit to her total understanding of her character and certain aspects of America's unsung desperate housewives."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -

Reviewed by T.K Slonaker, III,  GayRVA,
December 14, 2009

"Jacqueline Jones is hilarious as the middle-class Jocelyn, matriarch of the Dunbar family, who's doing her best to create a cheerful holiday letter despite an unusually humiliating year.  Jones is a seasoned pro who brings this character to convincing life."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -

Reviewed by Mary Burruss, Style Weekly,
December 16, 2009
"Tommy Schoffler and Jacqueline Jones,  perform separate and hilarious monologues in Sycamore Rouge's latest offering. [Director] kb Saine is lauded for piecing together two very different monologues with a great deal of creativity ... Season's Greetings, a dark comedy, was well spoken by Jacqueline Jones as Jocelyn ... Even though the show was malevolent at times, it also was hilarious ...Jones' voice, facial expressions, diction and timing were delightful."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg, VA) -

Reviewed by Robert Parlier, Petersburg Progress-Index,
December 17, 2009

"'Greetings' stars Jacqueline Jones as the just-a-bit too cheerful housewife, Jocelyn Dunbar ... Impeccably performed by Jones, Jocelyn’s catty asides and increasingly unbelievable holiday cheer are comic gold ... Mostly director T. Ross Aitken keeps things simple. He lets his two talented performers run, and armed with Sedaris’ finely crafted hilarity, they provide a whole holiday season’s share of merriment in a single night of theater."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -

Reviewed by by D.L. Hintz,
Style Weekly,
November 24, 2004

"Perfect is Director T. Ross Aitken's choice of actors. The two – Jacqueline Jones who plays Jocelyn Dunbar, the housewife in "Season's Greetings" and Robert Throckmorton, David, an elf in "The Santaland Diaries" – are the perfect voices for Sedaris' thoughts.   Throckmorton and Jones are masterful in their use of inflection, timing and facial expressions. Each brings a sense of realness to the character that sometimes flirts with the darkest parts of our minds. Their portrayals are flawless, unlike their characters."


The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings 
(Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed by
Joan Tupponce, Richmond.com,
November 19, 2004

The New Century 
(Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA)

Richmond Theatre Critic's Circle "Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Play" Nominee, 2010

"Jacqueline Jones then takes the stage as Midwestern craft specialist Barbara Ellen Diggs. This is where I started howling with laughter and occasionally fought back the tears. Jones is on the top of her game and she elevates an already wonderful piece of theatre. She is able to transform the piece and the audience and ground us in a reality that is too easily overlooked in all the fun."

The New Century (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
October 9, 2009

"Then the delightful Jacqueline Jones does her turn as Barbara Ellen, who's pretty extreme in her own way, involving lots of yarn, sequins, glue and competitive cake decorating. Here Rudnick takes a cautious turn to the emotional side; there is a lovely shift of tone from nuttiness to nostalgia that is deftly navigated by Jones under Knapp's sensitive direction."

The New Century (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
October 5, 2009
"The most complex character, Middle-American mom, Barbara Ellen Diggs, is delicately brought to life by Jacqueline Jones.  Diggs finds meaning in the world of crafts 'to create something worth dusting.'  The role is perhaps the most challenging of the play, and Jones's rendering of a litany of crafts is especially impressive as a bathetic counterpoint to the underlying focus of Diggs's monologue, the death of her son from AIDS."

The New Century (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Carter S. Grove, The Virginia Flame,
Volume 3 Issue 11 - November 2009
"'Crafty', the third short, features Jacqueline Jones as Barbara Ellen Diggs, queen of cheesy crafts from Decatur, Illinois (remember crocheted poodle toilet paper roll cozies?). Jones nails this character. She is so convincing and the script is so expertly crafted she has the audience laughing at one moment and tearing up the next as she describes her various craft projects and the death of her gay son from AIDS."

The New Century (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Mary Burruss, Style Weekly,
October 16, 2009
"I liked ... Every word that came out of Jackie Jones's beautiful mouth. Not only do I love Jackie Jones, I also preferred her section of the play, entitled Crafty. It was sweet, and warm, and funny."

The New Century (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Bruce Miller, Co-Founder of Theatre IV and Artistic Director Theatre IV & Barksdale Theatres, Barksdale Buzz, October 19, 2009

Arsenic and Old Lace
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)

Richmond Theatre Critic's Circle "Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Play" Nominee, 2010

"Abby and Martha Brewster, the poisoned elderberry wine wielding elders are played with delight by Jolene Carroll and Jacqueline Jones ... The two actresses are generally fun to watch individually, but together they are a force of nature and their sweet antics make the dark humor that much more fun."

Arsenic and Old Lace (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed  by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
June 22, 2009

"Jolene Carroll and Jacqueline Jones play the old ladies with the requisite nutty charm."

Arsenic and Old Lace (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
June 22, 2009

All My Sons 
(Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Richmond, VA)


"Chamberlayne Actors' "All My Sons" is a gem  - "Jacqueline Jones is at her powerful best as Joe's wife, Kate."


All My Sons (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
January 23, 2009

"Kate's waver from loving matriarch to fearful wife makes for an imposing acting challenge but Jones is magnificent in the role."


All My Sons (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by David Timberline, Style Weekly,
January 27, 2009
"Jacqueline Jones gives a fine performance as wife Kate Keller... It is always a treat to catch one of Jones' roles, and this one is especially powerful."


All My Sons (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
February 3, 2009
"... Outstanding - what a great performance! ... You were right on the money throughout ... so real and natural."


All My Sons (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre Richmond, VA) -
personal note from Kaye Weinstein Gary,
Artistic Director & Producer of K Dance and
"Yes, Virginia - Dance"
January 24, 2009

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Much Ado About Nothing
(Henley Street Theatre Company, Richmond, VA)

"There was lots of energy- and I mean energy like cut-these-people-off-the-Starbucks energy. But it was fun and it worked because Jackie Jones grounded the show with her fabulous version of the evil Don Jon offering the correct contrast to everyone else's Tom Foolery. She was a hundred times better than Keanu Reeves who played Don Jon in the Kenneth Branagh film version."

Much Ado About Nothing (Henley Street Theatre Company, Richmond, VA) -
UnOfficial Rave by Style Weekly Critic Mary Burruss, guest writer on 
Style Weekly Critic David Timberline's Personal Theater Blog:  
http://richmondvatheater.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html 
March 23, 2008


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Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter 
(Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)


"[Director Dawn Westbrook] gives her villains -- the hilarious Jacqueline Jones as the Queen Mother and Matthew James as the Duke of Bonfire -- loads of funny business to do."


Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)  - 
Reviewed   by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
January 26, 2008

Hopefully this Risk will Turn to Gold for Theatre IV 
"[daughter] Elinor thought it was wonderful too ... She commented several times on the hilariously wicked duo of Jackie Jones and Matt James as the Queen Mother and the Duke of Bonfire. Jackie your costume has started a fashion war in our house. I know it is not your fault but honey, you do wear that -is it Versache inspired?- neo disco outfit so well! I know you are having fun in that, girl. I could tell by your wicked evil laugh." 



Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter  (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)  -
UnOfficial Rave by Style Weekly Critic Mary Burruss, guest writer on
Style Weekly Critic David Timberline's Personal Theatre Blog:
http://richmondvatheater.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html,
Sunday, January 26, 2008

"Even if you don't have kids, it is worth your time to get in on this one. There was much adult laughter throughout last night. I just about busted a gut when the amazing Jackie Jones came out. Jackie - you were fierce honey!"


Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)  -
Stacy, commenter on Hopefully this Risk will Turn to Gold for Theatre IV
UnOfficial Rave by Style Weekly Critic Mary Burruss, guest writer on
Style Weekly Critic David Timberline's Personal Theatre Blog:
 https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29175306&postID=8860107279263945630,
Sunday, January 26, 2008

"I don't know what your weekend plans are (or plans up until February 10th) but if you get a chance I STRONGLY recommend you take the kids, and Bob if he'll go, to see Theater IV's production of "Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter." We went tonight and really enjoyed ourselves. And, as a bonus, your friend Jackie has a really sizeable role and she's fantastic!"


Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)  -
Word of E-Mouth: Tammy to Karen,
January 24, 2008 

A Christmas Story
(Theatre IV, Richmond, VA)


"Jacqueline Jones puts in another of her high-octane performances as Miss Shields, Ralphie's teacher."

A Christmas Story (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Dec 02, 2007

"... with standout performances by Jacqueline Jones as Miss Shields ... Jones is obviously having a ball as the prim Miss Shields, giving a scene-stopping wicked-witch scream during a fantasy sequence."

A Christmas Story (Theatre IV, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by Mary Burruss, Style Weekly,
December 19, 2007

Over the River and Through the Woods
(Barksdale, Richmond, VA)
ART "Best Comedy of 2006" 2006 (Barksdale Theatre's Production)


"... top-notch talent ... Jacqueline Jones portrays the food-obsessed Gramma Aida with a breezy good humor that blossoms into true wisdom during the second act."

Over the River and Through the Woods (Barksdale, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by David Timberline, Style Weekly,
November 22, 2006

"... gem of a production ... Frank played by David Bridgewater, Grandfather Nunzio, played by Matthew Costello, and the two Nans, played by Jacqueline Jones and Jolene Carroll are all delightful ...  Director Bruce Miller has brought together a terrific ensemble cast who light up the intimate setting of Hanover Tavern ... the grandparents have the look of people who found a sense of style and stayed with it the rest of their lives ... four actors ... gift of the Italian language, not just being able to create an accent, but to be able to recreate the sounds and feelings attached with an entire culture."

Over the River and Through the Woods (Barksdale, Richmond, VA) -
Reviewed  by John Porter, NPR - WCVE,
November 24, 2006

Das Barbecü
(Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA)
Richmond Times-Dispatch PHOEBE "Best Actress in a Musical" 1996
ART "Best Lead Actress in a Musical"  2005


"The talented members of director Tom Width's cast keep things together ... The glue holding the whole operation together, though, is Jacqueline Jones, who imbues the half-dozen or so parts she plays with remarkable style.  She's one of the few actresses who can make a slow walk across the stage a riveting theatrical moment."

Das Barbecü (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed  by David Timberline, Style Weekly,
November 16, 2005

"Its biggest assets are the five people in the cast.  These actors play five or more roles each and throw themselves into even the very silliest ones with lovable abandon.  Each one is endowed with a voice that can belt the big country tunes ... Busiest and funniest of all is Jacqueline Jones ... She's a powerhouse."

Das Barbecü (Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Colonial Heights, VA) -
Reviewed  by Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
November, 2005