Performance Reviews

DailyFreeman.com: “The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood”

“Jana Bernard plays a two-faced Little Red Riding Hood who expertly flips from nice to naughty throughout they story. Bernard has entranced audiences as Rosie in this season’s production of “Cabaret.”

DailyFreeman.com
 

MDTheatreGuide.com: “Theatre Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Compass Rose Theater,” Kristen Price

“Val’s (Jana Bernard) ode to what got her to where she wants to be provided a bit of levity in the midst of rehearsals. Bernard nailed that performance of a very funny (and slightly vulgar) song and looked like she had a blast doing it.”
MDTheatreGuide.com
 

“The group’s “I Hope I Get It” leads us to more intimate revelations. One comes in “At the Ballet,” sung beautifully by Jana Bernard as the blonde bombshell Val”
Bay Weekly
 

“Jana Bernard plays Val with a joyful sassiness. In “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” she gleefully sings of her plastic surgery, prancing around the stage.”
DC Metro Theatre Arts
 

Nite life Exchange Review   

“As the loopy Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Jana Bernard finds the lost little girl beneath her nasty surface”
NiteLifeExchange.com
 

Nite life Exchange Review   

“The cast is brilliant, working in tandem with the likes of so many diverse characters and personalities, Jana Bernard’s face towards the end of the show is deliciously twisted and frightening to convince the audience of how easy it is to bring about the happiness we all desire.”
BroadwayWorld.com
 

Broadway World Review

“Jana Bernard is a scene-stealing, hotshot hoot of a character actor who has masterfully created Blanche Barrow to perfection. Bernard has twang, ‘tude, and truth when it comes to her vibrant portrayal of Blanche, giving us the exacting sound of Texas Christian Belle both when she speaks and when she sings. Flawlessly carrying her vocal affectation into every song she sings, Bernard delights the audience with her sassy spitfire attitude and gets to the heart of every matter be it through humor or heavy emotions. “You’re Goin’ Back to Jail” is a hilarious hoot of a number where she puts her vocal pluck and punch on display giving the show the hot kick in the pants it needs and deserves in that moment. Showcasing versatility and a deeply serious side of her character, Bernard lays heavy into “You Love Who You Love”, a duet shared with Bonnie, and again with her melancholy rendition of “That’s What You Call A Dream” that is bittersweet and earnest.”
Theatrebloom.com

 

DC Theatre Scene Review   

“Jana Bernard as Clyde’s sister-in-law Blanche stands out to me as a most original invention. Bernard gives voice and depth to the woman who wants more simple (and we’ll say honorable) dreams of a home and a loving husband. She stands by her man and puts her strength in the Lord. Though Bernard can deliver a hilarious double-take and that pursed-lip look as good as the next, to my mind she never stoops to deliver such cheaply. She always bases her choices in reality and with respect for the character she is playing.”
dcTheatreScene.com

 

Broadway World Review

“Ben Stoll and Jana Bernard played Buck and Blanche Barrow, the brother and sister-in-law of Clyde. They had a chemistry that was mischievous, funny but still charming and believable. Jana Bernard was a stand-out as a wife who was infatuated and frustrated but refused to give up on a criminal husband.”
BroadwayWorld.com

 

Edinburgh 49 Review

“Jana Bernard, whose rare mix of graceful flexibility and natural showmanship lead to an array of angles that’d make an architect weep.”
– Edinburgh 49
 

Dc Metro Theatre Arts Review

“Boosting this illusion, freshman Jana Bernard slinks between the crowd. She forces you to notice her. The future of this drama department looks stunning in Bernard’s capable hands. She plays the Herald, our insane narrator. Bernard mixes folksy storytelling with creepy decisions: breathing down the necks of audience members, laughing knowingly.”
Dr Metro Theatre Arts

 

Backstage Baltimore Reviews

“Jana Bernard, as the confident, opinionated, independent Blanche Barrow, steals every scene she’s in, without really trying, and her portrayal of Blanche Barrow is not only uber-authentic but damn funny. Her presence on stage is strong and she is nothing less than a joy to watch. Her vocal talents are superb and she commands the stage, especially in her featured number, the hilarious “You’re Goin’ Back to Jail” Bernard takes this role and chews it up and makes it her own. Did I mention their chemistry? Totally believable and they work well off each other. Keep an eye on these two in this production.”
Backstage Baltimore

Bernard delights the audience with her sassy spitfire attitude and gets to the heart of every matter be it through humor or heavy emotions
TheatreBloom.com
 

Bernard is incredible with her comic timing and headstrong attitude.
DC Metro Theater Arts
 

Not only uber-authentic but damn funny. Her presence on stage is strong and she is nothing less than a joy to watch.
Backstage Baltimore
 

Her vocal talents are superb and she commands the stage.
Backstage Baltimore
 

Not only uber-authentic but damn funny. Her presence on stage is strong and she is nothing less than a joy to watch.
Backstage Baltimore
 

Her vocal talents are superb and she commands the stage
Backstage Baltimore