REVIEWS

"One of the most inhuman lines from Jenny (Emily Jeanne Brown) drew a hiss from the audience, as if she were the mustache-twirling villain in a melodrama. People volunteering for charity? “I don’t understand,” Jenny says, in Brown’s hilarious delivery, much as a PC might say, “Does not compute.”

-Lily Janiak, The SF Chronicle

"Emily is an extremely open actor who has a gift for throwing herself into whatever task is in front of her. Lovely, smart, and wonderful to work with, I’ve seen Emily take chances in rehearsals and performances that were unbridled and genuine. Her portrayal of D'Artagnan's younger sister was stellar, heartfelt and very, very funny.

-Ken Sonkin, Director, The Three Musketeers at Sonoma County Rep and Bay Area Theater Artist

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Patroclus in  Troilus and Cressida,  American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

Emily Jeanne Brown as Patroclus in Troilus and Cressida, American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

"Emily Brown plays Patroclus as a keenly aware young man; as Ulysses entwines Achilles in a philosophical conundrum, Brown's Patroclus watches, wary that his own relationship with Achilles might be unraveling before his eyes."
-Eric Minton, Shakespeareances.com

 

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Miranda in  Return to the Forbidden Planet,  American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

Emily Jeanne Brown as Miranda in Return to the Forbidden Planet, American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Jenny in  Dry Powder , Aurora Theatre Company, 2018

Emily Jeanne Brown as Jenny in Dry Powder, Aurora Theatre Company, 2018

"As performed with insouciant wit and indefatigable physicality by the attractive and flamboyantly costumed young members of the Flea’s resident acting ensemble, the Bats, “Restoration Comedy” celebrates a libertine spirit that’s hard to deny."
-David Rooney, The New York Times

"Brown as Constance adroitly shifts from oozing devotion to Mrs. Hardcastle and openly flirting with Lumpkin (flirting that is, actually, the two trying to physically hurt each other) to frustration with her real lover and outright hostility with her supposed lover."
-Eric Minton, Shakespeareances.com

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Constance Neville in  She Stoops to Conquer,  American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

Emily Jeanne Brown as Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer, American Shakespeare Center, 2013 (Jay McClure)

"Brown as Miranda sails smoothly through the verse, projects childlike charm, sings superbly, and exudes sexiness."
-Eric Minton, Shakespeareances.com

"Brown obviously has a dance background and moves gracefully across the Blackfriars stage in all her numbers and is a skilled singer and actress – a joy to watch."
-Mary Burruss, The Culture Maven

"[The ensemble executes] choreographer Will Taylor's imaginative choreography, play[s] musical instruments, sing[s], and then socialize[s] with the audience while serving food and drinks, all in between acting in the play itself. These individuals are what give the company the charming, intimate vibe that makes The Flea such a special place for me. I always have fun with The Bats, and I can tell it's because they're having fun, not just pretending to. I walked out of the theater tonight with my energy for theater-going restored."
-Bess Rowan, The Huffington Post

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Ensemble in  Restoration Comedy , The Flea Theater, 2012 (Loren Shaw)

Emily Jeanne Brown as Ensemble in Restoration Comedy, The Flea Theater, 2012 (Loren Shaw)

"The solo sung by the Ghost of Christmas Past (the angelic Emily Brown) emphasizes the ethereal without overpowering the drama."
-Alice Cheng, Theatrius.com

 Emily Jeanne Brown as Past,  A Christmas Carol,  American Conservatory Theater, 2016 (Kevin Burne)

Emily Jeanne Brown as Past, A Christmas Carol, American Conservatory Theater, 2016 (Kevin Burne)

Emily Brown has replaced Carol Lawrence as my just-to-dream-about-Maria.”
-J.A. Di Bello, The Catskill Chronicle

Emily Brown as Maria walks off with the show... She is nothing short of electrifying. Her singing is superbly confident, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful rendition of ‘I Have a Love.’ ...She is heartbreakingly convincing and heartbreakingly genuine.” 
-David Templeton, The North Bay Bohemian