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Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the play, not the movie [Jul. 17th, 2004|12:40 am]
Just me.
If you live in Seattle, this is worth your time and dollars. Excellent performance by the lead. It struck me afterwards how easy it would be to do this play poorly. Casting it must be a bitch. Only complaint: Re-bar is hot and poorly cooled. They should have done this play in February.

The show crosses lines between a typical rock show and a play. No sets, few props, and no actors other than the band and its singers. If you've seen the movie, you'll see they changed little in adapting it. But it's an intersting way of framing the story.

And a first: after the play is over, if you applaud enough, you get an encore, just like at a regular rock show. We got a medley of "Surrender","I Believe in a thing called love""Communication Breakdown" and a reprise of "Tear me down". Try getting an encore at Pirates of Penzance or Rent!

[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-07-17 02:58 am (UTC)
"I Believe in a thing called love"

The last thing we need is to encourage The Darkness to do a Hedwig tribute album. Though I would like to chop all their dicks off.
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2004-07-17 05:23 am (UTC)
I think the play came first. I saw Hedwig at the ReBar a while back and really liked it.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-07-17 11:34 am (UTC)


yes, I knew that. what I meant in my post-show shorthand was "It is interesting to see the play after seeing the movie and comparing the movie to the play, to see what they must have adapted from the play to make a movie from it". or something. :-)
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2004-07-17 12:04 pm (UTC)

Re: yep

Ah, gotcha. Um. I think.

"headless body in a tapas bar" -- it is to laugh.
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