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The Reviews Are In

I’ve learned that the most damning reviews are silence.
Fortunately, these people had something to say.

NYC REVIEWS

REGIONAL REVIEWS

Review for Jerby: Fully Loaded
"an iconoclastic wild man...a fearless performer who takes chances and sends out zingers, but aims even more arrows at himself...a force to be reckoned with ..."
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Rob Lester
 Talkin' Broadway
Review for  The Devil's Disciple at the Alley Theatre
"...makes an amusing lout of Chris, Dick's foolish younger brother."
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Everett Evans
 Houston Chronicle
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"...best in his flashy turns as the outspoken and witty Mercutio."
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Everett Evans
 Houston Chronicle
Review for Jerby: Fully Loaded
"Foul-mouthed, indecent, immoral and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!"
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Cherry Jones
Emmy & Tony Award-winner
Review for  The Devil's Disciple at the Alley Theatre
"...was quite funny as Dick's younger brother, Christopher."
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Holly Hildebrand
Back Stage West
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"My enjoyment was due in no small part to the energetic and passionate actors...Barker is especially good with Mercutio's death speech..."
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Holly Hildebrand
 Back Stage West
Review for Jerby: Fully Loaded
"When he's vulnerable he brings out the vulnerability in all of us. Only his sounds much better!"
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Brían F. O'Byrne
Tony Award-winner
Review for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at Theatre Under The Stars
"...makes the most of her small role, as does John Raymond Barker in a comic turn as a mailman..."
Holly Hildebrand
Theatremania
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"...steals the scene as Juliet's mother, with body language and facial expressions perfectly suited to the part..."
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Kathleen Ballanfant
Village News
Review for Jerby: Fully Loaded
"I had a ball and busted a gut...priceless and not to be missed!"
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Heather Goldenhersh
Tony Award-nominee
Review for Grand Hotel at The 5th Avenue Theatre
“As with any great cast there are several players who work the hardest and get the least attention. But without them the show wouldn’t have the impact it does. So my hat is off, with many kudos to these first-rate cast members: John Raymond Barker…”
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Mark Finley
Seattle Gay News
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"a sharp-tongued Mercutio..."
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D.L. Groover
Houston Voice
Review for Jerby With a "Y"
"With impeccable comic timing, he'll wrap up Broadway, rock and rap into a ball of bawdiness and then whack you with a left hook of pathos and relevance while you're distracted.
Michael Baker
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Review for Runaways at Masquerade Theatre
"...is at times heartbreaking (during "Current Events") and funny (during a mock rock concert) as Eddie."
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Joey Guerra
The Daily Cougar
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"...quite good and takes great command of the stage."
Joey Berner
Houston's Other
Review for Madame Bovary
"John Raymond Barker as a Priest sang and acted well as did the other members of the cast who played various servants and townspeople..."
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Joel Benjamin
TheatreScene.net
Review for Shakespeare's R&J at Stages Repertory Theatre
"Brian Byrne's fight choreography is exquisite and the actors are impressively controlled in these intense scenes."
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