Dorset Theatre Festival
Pride & Prejudice
Jessica Frey is a wonderful Lizzy Bennet. She is staunch and serious and straightforward with every line she utters. She is judgmental and strict about it. Her opinions are hard to alter and her opinion of Mr. Darcy takes a long time to shift into romance. Frey handles that alteration with the aplomb of a fine tailor; small, invisible stitches hold the hem of her gown and the bodice of her true feelings with equal strength. When she ultimately finds herself not settling, but settling into a good romance, it is wonderful to watch her face and her body move into a new, long-anticipated personality.
J. Peter Bergman
The Berkshire Edge
Sense & Sensibility
Bedlam / A.R.T
During his investigation, Happy mixes it up with the [...] wisecracking sidekick Petunia (the very funny Jessica Frey).
Time Out NY
Frey has all the elements to be a star.
Jessica Frey and Salty Brine as the main entertainers Petunia and Dusty respectively were truly the heart and soul of the production.
Theater in the Now
Jessica Frey wonderfully plays Petunia with Chicago/Fosse like zest.
Pipeline Theatre Company
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
All's Well That Ends Well
& King Lear
Ms. Frey, the excellent Cordelia of ‘Lear’, is even better as Helena [...] To call an actor ‘well spoken’ may sound like overly faint praise, but the superbly articulate Ms. Frey makes every syllable count.
The Wall Street Journal
Helena, the smart, striving, wronged center of the action, is appealing played by Jessica Frey, the only woman in the cast.
Goings On About Town
The New Yorker
As his first wife Pearl, [Jessica] Frey is especially magnetic.
Theatre Is Easy
Sinking Ship Productions
Esperance Theatre Company
Frey’s Viola, though easily the central character with the least levity, never felt like a burden. Her managing of her situation and conflicts were paired beautifully with eloquent and forceful renderings of Shakespeare’s text.
The Andy Gram
Frey was an absolute powerhouse in Tabiqua’s big drunken musical number, a big, splashy jazzy number to bring down the house.
Woman Around Town
The performers reminded me of the cast of Hair [...] Wish I knew their word for ‘Bravo!'