Actor's Express

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  • 887 W Marietta St NW

    Atlanta, GA 30318

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I went to Actor's Express Sunday night to see Hedwig & The Angry Inch. I must start off by saying that this is one of my favorite movies E-V-E-R, so I had very high expectations. I've also watched the DVD so many times that it's hard for me to imagine anyone else playing Hedwig and his cast of wig-heads.

First off, I should review the theater itself. I definitely appreciate what these folks are doing here - their seasons are always filled with quirky, off-the-beaten-track material that is certainly a refreshing change from the everyday doldrums playing up the street, i.e. Mama Mia. The theater's down-and-dirty approach to production is something I admire and the staff is friendly, motivated and appreciative (we send a lot of business to them via Food Studio and vise versa).

Now, the actual play itself. Again, my standards were very high and I think I would have had a completely different reaction to it had I not seen the movie first. However, that said, this is a true tour-de-force for Craig Waldrip, the actor fortunate enough to done the wig and heels for this production. He does his best to keep the energy level up through the 2-hour performance, but there were some uncomfortable silences and gaps in music/talking that seemed to last about 3 seconds longer than they should. But, kudos to him for wearing those heels and belting out the songs in a way that would have made JCM very proud.

The stage is cool: it's set-up to make you feel as though you're actually sitting in a bar (strip club, actually - the Tittycat Club). There's also a bar, although it only served non-alcoholic drinks (WTF?!?!? I wanted to get my drink on to see this show live!) - this may have helped with the excitment/participation level of the crowd, too.

I also liked the way they interweaved actually Atlanta locations throughout the dialogue - Tommy Gnosis is playing at Bobby Dodd stadium and Hedwig wonders if she find her other half, will she be able to drive in the HOV lane on I-75.

Overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend you see it. Just make sure you have the DVD at home to watch afterward to really, REALLY, quench your thirst for "Whether you like it or not, ladies and gentleman - HEDWIG!"

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★★★☆☆

I went to Actor's Express Sunday night to see Hedwig & The Angry Inch. I must start off by saying that this is one of my favorite movies E-V-E-R, so I had very high expectations. I've also watched the DVD so many times that it's hard for me to imagine anyone else playing Hedwig and his cast of wig-heads.

First off, I should review the theater itself. I definitely appreciate what these folks are doing here - their seasons are always filled with quirky, off-the-beaten-track material that is certainly a refreshing change from the everyday doldrums playing up the street, i.e. Mama Mia. The theater's down-and-dirty approach to production is something I admire and the staff is friendly, motivated and appreciative (we send a lot of business to them via Food Studio and vise versa).

Now, the actual play itself. Again, my standards were very high and I think I would have had a completely different reaction to it had I not seen the movie first. However, that said, this is a true tour-de-force for Craig Waldrip, the actor fortunate enough to done the wig and heels for this production. He does his best to keep the energy level up through the 2-hour performance, but there were some uncomfortable silences and gaps in music/talking that seemed to last about 3 seconds longer than they should. But, kudos to him for wearing those heels and belting out the songs in a way that would have made JCM very proud.

The stage is cool: it's set-up to make you feel as though you're actually sitting in a bar (strip club, actually - the Tittycat Club). There's also a bar, although it only served non-alcoholic drinks (WTF?!?!? I wanted to get my drink on to see this show live!) - this may have helped with the excitment/participation level of the crowd, too.

I also liked the way they interweaved actually Atlanta locations throughout the dialogue - Tommy Gnosis is playing at Bobby Dodd stadium and Hedwig wonders if she find her other half, will she be able to drive in the HOV lane on I-75.

Overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend you see it. Just make sure you have the DVD at home to watch afterward to really, REALLY, quench your thirst for "Whether you like it or not, ladies and gentleman - HEDWIG!"

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Production quality can be iffy

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch was unique and funny. The venue is small and intimate. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale in the theater, and you can purchase alcoholic beverages from neighboring restaurant The Food Studio and bring them in which is a real plus. I bought 3 tickets online and then 2 of my party were not able to go. They weren't able to issue a refund because ticketing is done through a different company, but they were all too happy to send me a gift certificate for 2 free admissions. I will definitely be back (and would go back even if I didn't have 2 free admissions coming to me).

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch was unique and funny. The venue is small and intimate. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale in the theater, and you can purchase alcoholic beverages from neighboring restaurant The Food Studio and bring them in which is a real plus. I bought 3 tickets online and then 2 of my party were not able to go. They weren't able to issue a refund because ticketing is done through a different company, but they were all too happy to send me a gift certificate for 2 free admissions. I will definitely be back (and would go back even if I didn't have 2 free admissions coming to me).

Pros: intimate space, can buy *good* wine from The Food Studio, nice people running the place

Cons: can't think of any

 

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