I saw Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Off Broadway) on 10/19/10. Overall, I'd say it was a 5-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “it was unique, clever, well acted and fun!”
I had a hilarious time and left the show feeling inspired and joyful. I'd describe the show as innovative, vibrant, and sexy. The narrator was a highlight of the show because she provided excellent comic timing. If this were a movie, I'd rate it PG-13. I would recommend this show to friends, family, co-workers but not to kids.
I saw this show because a friend did lighting design. I would see it again. I sat in the center orchestra area of the theater. The view was clear and the seats were comfy.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is the show that the Fringe Crowd has been waiting for. Irreverent, funny, satirical, and yet completely professional with one helluva lead actor, this is the kind of show that can appeal to EVERYONE. Truly. People who usually hate musicals, people who usually love them, teenagers AND their parents: it is just a well done show. Was Ben Walker electric? Yes. Was the ensemble just as good? YES. From Jeff Hiller as a slightly off-kilter and constantly giggling John QUincy Adams to Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as the Twinkie eating Van Buren, there was not a weak link in the show. The music was catchy and fun, the lighting was intense and the set was like a game. What can you see? Although it had a short Broadway run, everyone should catch this once it comes to your town.
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