Reviews

Company at Bucks County Playhouse

"Peter and Susan are cast as an interracial couple. This is not dictated in the script, but works well and makes the show contemporary...This couple was played expertly by Max Kumanagai (seen previously in Ain’t Misbehavin’ last year at BCP) and Susannah Jones."-New Hope Free Press

 

" The 13 actors with whom he shares the stage all give sharply and imaginatively characterized performances."-Wall Street Journal

 

"This production succeeds in many ways, with a strong cast that can rattle the rafters and charm each row."- Philadelphia Inquirer

 

"Tara Rubin Casting gets an “A”: the actors they found for these roles are more than just actors, they are multidimensional performers."- Phindie

 

The Rivalry at Stageworks/Hudson

"Adele, winsomely portrayed by Susannah Jones. . . offers the humanity to Douglas that Lincoln bears on his own.”
- ALBANY TIMES UNION

“Jones is straightforward in both her narratives and her interactive scenes. Adele, as she sees her, is a woman who pulls no punches and shoots from the hip if necessary…In two specific scenes with the future President, Jones plays her role perfectly, coy and feminine and yet strong and in charge of herself and of the meeting itself…There are deep challenges in this role and Jones is definitely up to them.”  - THE EDGE NYC

A Christmas Story: The Musical  National Tour

 

"But it was Susannah Jones, capturing the quiet strength and vulnerability of the Mother, who gave the musical, based on Shepherd's story, its beating heart."-The Oklahoman

"Susannah Jones persuades as the mother. And she's a first-rate vocalist with a real gift for phrasing; she makes "Just Like That," a beguiling ballad about the fleeting nature of childhood, the musical highlight of the show. Jones and Swan connect with particular flair in a short, lovely scene where the parents try to apologize to each other in fragmented sentences that, taken together, add up to "I'm sorry." Such moments help give "A Christmas Story" its welcome charm."-Baltimore Sun

"Susannah Jones is sweet and smart as Ralphie's mom"-San Francisco Chronicle. 

"Jones has a lovely voice and is just right as the loving mama with the heart of gold."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Ralphie's parents are played by Christopher Swan and Susannah Jones, who delivers an exceedingly poignant and believable performance."-Broadway World Memphis

"It is most successful in the fantasy production number of "Ralphie to the Rescue!" and in the more poignant quiet numbers for Ralphie's mother, played by Susannah Jones. Ms. Jones often centers the evening with calm motherly love and lovely singing voice."-Broadway World Buffalo

 

"Meanwhile, Susannah Jones’ Mother...renders one song particularly memorable: “Just Like That,” a sweetly sung ode to the brevity of moments for both good and ill."--Dallas Morning News 

 

"Mother has an absolutely beautiful song with What a Mother Does, of which Jones gives an emotional performance"--Forth Worth Star Telegram

 

"Jones is a wistfully loving Mother, comically delivering wordless clues to her befuddled crossword addict husband, but also standing her ground when push comes to principles. Jones has a clear, unforced soprano voice, giving heart to the show’s most melodic song, “Just Like That” as she advises her son about how time and incidents collide suddenly to form meaning for us. Something like that. Loved the song."

       --TheaterJones

 

"With a voice as sweetly comforting as the character she plays, Susannah Jones gives a charming portrayal of Ralphie’s mother … even when resolutely pitching in her two cents to the overall anti-gun consensus that 'You’ll shoot your eye out kid!'"--The Flash List Dallas

 

"Jones is brilliant in this role, arguably the best player in the cast. She gives the frazzled mother from the movie a more polished veneer while simultaneously imbuing the role with a sense of deep love for the family. Her solos “What a Mother Does” and “Just Like That” are moving and nuanced, and her voice shines. Though the action is almost identical to the film, including some of the lines, Jones hits a different, more sophisticated level of comedy than the movie. The character becomes vibrant and is elevated nearly to a leading role by Jones’ performance."--The Column, Dallas

 

"Jones delivers perhaps the show's most poignant moment with "Just Like That," a heartfelt tune about the fleeting moments of childhood."--Riverfront Times

 

"Mother sings two beautiful songs about how much she loves her family and treasures the time she spends with them and in the process, Susannah Jones gives us a fabulous performance. "-- Playback, St. Louis

 

"The only exceptions are the quiet, contemplative tunes sung by Mother (Susannah Jones), the miracle woman who keeps the household running while lifting everyone’s spirits. “What a Mother Does” and “Just Like That” offer glimpses at the woman beyond the apron, and Jones sounds heavenly."--D Magazine

 

"Susannah Jones was a real standout as The Mother, and her beautiful and soothing singing voice perfectly complemented the sweet demeanor necessary for the role."--Red Carpet Crash

Phantomwise at NYC Fringe Festival

“Susannah Jones gives a delectably animated performance in the role of Alice’s younger sister”
- BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE

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