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Brian Copeland's The Jewelry Box Reviews

The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

Brian Copeland's "The Jewelry Box"
71 ratings
4.7 average rating
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23 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

A masterwork by a master of the one-man show. Brilliantly written, directed and performed. I was deeply touched. A completely realized theatrical experience.

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309 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 18 2015

I wish this rating system had a category of 10 stars! Brian Copeland is in a class by himself when it comes to outstanding one man shows! The ways he paints a very vivid, colorful, panoramic and emotional picture for us as he tells his story...continued

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176 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 28 2013

Brian Copeland continues to amaze. Great story with multiple characters brought to life in this comedy/drama.

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87 reviews
55 stars
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76 reviews
28 stars
attended Dec 27 2014

I liked this show even more than the last one! Amazing storyteller. Amazing person.

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44 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

Brian Copeland's new show was heart warming and poignant. He does not cease to show his amazing talent!

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Outandabout Red Velvet
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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Went with eight family members and everyone loved it. I called the theater ahead to ask about bringing my three kids. My youngest, 7, is younger than the recommended age (but if we didn't bring him an adult would need to miss the show). Their...continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 27 2014

Excellent show. Very funny and entertaining.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 12 2015

This was a very touching and engaging story, told in 1st. person narrative. I think its a great reminder of what Christmas is all about. Its sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always worthy of your attention.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 20 2014

As usual, Brian was fabulous! Even our 8 year old grandson was taken by his performance.

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64 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 27 2014

If you've already seen Copeland's long-running "Not a Genuine Black Man," you'll love this "prequel," which manages to be heartwarming without being syrupy or mawkish, as is too often the case with holiday fare. Copeland is a master storyteller...continued

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39 reviews
22 stars
attended Dec 28 2013

This was such a charming show and one I could relate to. Great delivery on Brian's part and his timing was impeccable.

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29 reviews
19 stars
attended Dec 06 2014

Very entertaining one-person play about his Christmas growing up.

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24 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

This is the second Brian Copeland show I've seen, and I enjoyed this one. I laughed, I cried. He tells a really poignant tale of growing up poor in East Oakland, and his love for his family shows throughout. Highly recommend this show, and any...continued

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23 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 06 2014

Brian Copeland presented a very touching monoloque.

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JoanG
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22 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 20 2014

Great venue, and he did a great job. First time I've seen Brian and will definitely go to his shows in the future.

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 05 2013

It was a truly wonderful Xmas story presented by a very gifted actor.

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13 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2014

Brian Copeland is a great story teller. I've seen all his works and have never been disappointed. This one is funny, touching, sad and always interesting

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 19 2015

In all my years as an avid theater-goer, there have been maybe one or two times that a play has brought me to tears. And this was one of them. Brian Copeland held the audience in the palm of his hand for 70 minutes with his charming, sentimental,...continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

The Jewelry Box brought back memories of my childhood, too (I remember the store "White Front"!) yet I do not think I could have described the feelings of a six year old child with the grace and realism of Brian Copeland. This performance made me...continued

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