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Washington Post: A show that feels oddly straightforward finally finds its delectable complexity in monologues by Natalie Tucker (as a woman who needs to claim what she calls her own “stuff”)
DC Theatre Scene: Natalie Tucker is electric as she tells the audience that someone, some man, almost walked off with all her “stuff,” not her possessions, but the things that make her whole.
DC Metro Theatre Arts: Natalie Tucker’s hilarious and touching delivery of “somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff” almost stopped the show…
Washington City Paper: Natalie Graves Tucker delivers an honest and transparent performance as Lady in Red, the woman who would not let all of her “stuff”—or self—be taken by a man unless she was ready to give it up.
DCist: There are some lighter moments for sure (Tucker’s rendition of “somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff” is laugh-out-loud funny.)
Theatre Washington: Take Ten with Natalie Tucker
Washington Post, Celia Wren, The Old Settler
“Director Ruffin’s ace card turns out to be Natalie G. Tucker as Elizabeth’s cantankerous, recently single sister Quilly. With her assured stage presence and dry delivery of the character’s quips, the constantly entertaining Tucker brings the play’s humor to the fore, while still suggesting the strains and deep bonds between the sisters.”
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ShowbizRadio.net, McCall Doyle, The Violet Hour
“Jessie Brewster (Natalie Tucker) is a renowned black nightclub singer looking to have her memoirs published by Seavering. They have a personal relationship as well as their professional one and the authenticity of the former relationship is often in doubt. Tucker’s portrayal was brazen, dark, & edgy, and utterly believable.”
DC Theater Scene, Tim Treanor, The Violet Hour
“Tucker, a community theater veteran who is apparently making her professional debut (1st Stage is dedicated to helping actors break into professionalism) embodies Brewster’s toughness and self-confidence. It’s easy to believe that notwithstanding the horrors of racism this woman could become a singing sensation, write her memoirs and love a rich young white man.”
Towson Times, Mike Giuliano, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
“When Ma finally swaggers in wearing a fur coat and plenty of attitude, she’s accompanied by a sassy young friend, Dussie Mae (Natalie Tucker…”
ShowbizRadio.net, Laura & Mike Clark, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
“Joanne was played by Natalie Tucker. She was the mysterious stranger who showed up for the Jimmy Dean anniversary party. She had a very strong presence on stage; very regal. You knew there was something going on with her just by the way she strode through the door. I liked the way she interacted one on one with the women. They all had different relationships and she treated them all differently. I liked the way that grew and by the end of the show they were all very good friends.”
Broadwayworld.com, by James Howard,12 Angry Jurors
“Ms. Tucker, as the foreperson, remained cool-headed throughout, and her low key approach makes her a good choice for the part.”
Gazette.net, Anath Hartmann and Elahe Izadi, Commercial for Giant Food
Natalie Tucker, 36, of Russett, was featured on three different television commercials for Pennsylvania-based Giant Food Stores LLC and on a radio commercial from October till Feb. 28.
“They were looking for real, busy moms – they weren’t looking for actors,” said Tucker, the mother of two boys, ages 6 and 8.
Tucker landed a starring role in the much-aired TV and radio ads, for which she was paid, after signing up to be an extra with a local casting company. The company notified her that the grocery chain was seeking people for the advertisements, and after several auditions, one of two commercial-spot opportunities was hers. The other went to a Virginia resident.
The campaign, in which Tucker discusses her family’s recent quest to eat healthy on a budget, has helped Tucker achieve her own health goals. Since shooting the commercials, Tucker, who exercises four times a week, has lost 20 pounds.
“People, when they see me walking with my gym bag, say, “So there is truth in advertising!” she said with a laugh. “And I say, ‘Yeah.'”