THE LAPSBURGH LAYOVER

 

“The comically gifted Leah Walton.”

     -New York Times 9.16.11

 

“But it's Leah Walton as Zelda Tre'Force—who steals the show.”

     -L Magazine 9.14.11

 

"Walton deserves a large portion of the credit for her impeccable Zelda."

     -New York Press 9.14.11

 

BUNNY BUNNY

 

"What success this production achieves is a result of Walton's perpetually softening eyes and trembling lips...Walton's performance of 'Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals' recaptures enough of that magic to make you wish she stuck around long enough to tell her own story."

     -Philadelphia Inquirer 9.26.13

 

"Leah Walton gets Radner's alluring and off-handed quirkiness down right, in a portrayal that unambiguously shows the woman's own ambiguity."

     -Newsworks 9.25.13

 

ACT A LADY

 

"The excellent Leah Walton."

     -Talkin' Broadway 11.22.11

 

A DYBBUK

 

"Leah Walton as Fradde has a sweet and sure voice.  She was perfect in her role."

    -Stage Magazine 6.2.12

 

"Leah Walton sang beautifully as Fradde."

     -Broad Street Review 6.11.12

 

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

 

"Leah Walton [is] especially good as a rubberneck geese."

    -Philadelphia Weekly 2.2.12

 

"Leah Walton [is] terrific."

    -Delco News Network 12.20.11

 

CARRIE

 

“You are a genius. I couldn't--seriously: COULD NOT--be happier with your work on the show. Thank you, thank you. You've made one of this playwright's dreams come true.”

     -Erik Jackson, Playwright, CARRIE

 

“Leah Walton is incredible as the repressed religious fanatic.”

     -Curtain Up 10.10

 

“Leah Walton steals every last scene.”

     -KinderTrauma 10.11.10

 

“Played by Leah Walton,  delivers an intense comedic performance.”

     -Philly Gay Calendar 10.25.10

 

“Mama Margaret White, was played to near-perfection by Leah Walton. Walton’s Mama White combined Piper Laurie’s brand of “Mommie Dearest”-level evil with the comedic timing, delivery, and physicality of Ruth Buzzi. Granted, Mama White gets some of the best lines in the play, waxing poetic about blood, boys, and dirty pillows, but Walton makes them even funnier.”

     -Ghouls On Film 11.1.10

 

GNADIGES FRAULEIN

 

“Walton’s Molly staggers about with a crimped posture and utters every syllable with an exquisitely slutty growl.”

     -Broad Street Review 3.23.10

 

SCAPIN

 

"The cast's physical and verbal dexterity never ceases to amaze."

    -Philadelphia City Paper 12.09

 

“All extremely talented, this cast was flawless.”

     -Philly Theatre Talk 12.15.09

 

JIHAD JONES AND THE KALASHNIKOV BABES

 

“Leah Walton handles zany infatuation well.”

     -Curtain Up 4.09

 

THE ODD COUPLE

 

“The Pigeon sisters, played by Madi Distefano and Leah Walton are their own personal laugh riot.”

     -Stage Magazine OnLine 3.20.08

 

“The act two scene in which the sisters have an ill-fated dinner date with Felix and Oscar is the production's highlight.”

     -Talkin’ Broadway 4.08

 

“Leah Walton tackles a strident, sky-high English accent with successful relish…both ladies deliver hilarious pathos, bonding with the distraught Felix.”

     -Edge 3.24.08

 

“Madi Distefano and Leah Walton are especially funny as the two British women, meticulously timing their deliveries.”

     -Philadelphia Inquirer 3.21.08

10% OF MOLLY SNYDER

 

“Walton may have the most challenging of the two roles-in the face of the increasingly absurd logic Braithwaite's character spews, she holds fast as our anchor to reality, as it is her charge to bring reason into the absurdist comedy without being a downer.

Her pointed efforts to keep her cool eventually disintegrates into wild disbelief, rage and finally into a homicidal frenzy. Walton delivers this progression with such dexterity, it leaves the audience not only captivated, but sympathetic, wanting to see her prevail.”

     -Montgomery Newspapers 7.1.08

 

“The brilliant, ought-to-be-famous Leah Walton.”

     -Philadelphia City Paper 6.25.08

 

VIEUX CARRE

 

“Excellent performances are turned in by…Leah Walton as the landlady.”

     -Broad Street Review 12.8.07

 

“The standout performances are Leah Walton’s as the delusional Mrs. Wire…

Walton is a force of nature as the bullying mama reminded by the young writer of the son she lost.”

     -WRTI 12.07

 

“Leah Walton gives an especially noteworthy performance as Mrs. Wire.”

     -Phillyist 12.19.07

 

SKIN IN FLAMES

 

“Clua demands an interminable dramatic high note from Leah Walton's Hanna, which this poised, skilled actress pulls off sincerely.”

     -Philadelphia City Paper 6.12.07

 

SPRING AWAKENING

 

“Leah Walton as Frau Gabor delivers a great scene as she speaks aloud her letter to Moritz as his "maternal friend," refusing him help while corseting herself as she dresses.”

     -Variety 3.12.07

 

ROCKY HORROR SHOW

 

“But the show's best rendition comes courtesy of Leah Walton, who nails the sensational "Science Fiction Double Feature."

     -Philadelphia Weekly 10.26.05

 

NOISES OFF

 

"The beleaguered stage manager, Poppy Norton-Taylor (desperately trying to hold the show and herself together) is played by Leah Walton with terrific subtlety.  She may have the least amount of stage time, but she definitely makes the most of it."

     -Delaware County News Network 7.16.13

 

"The brilliant ought-to-be famous Leah Walton."

                                                                       -Philadelphia City Paper

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