ACTING OUT ‘The Full Monty’ bares all in Cobb County
It’s not a musical you’d expect to see in notoriously conservative Cobb County. “The Full Monty,” based on the crowdpleasing film, opens next week courtesy of Atlanta Lyric Theatre. It’s about a group of working class gents who, facing unemployment and needing quick money, decide to take it all off one evening. The musical, which retains its gay subplot, is helmed by out director Alan Kilpatrick. We recently caught up with Kilpatrick to talk about the production.
Georgia Voice: Were you pretty familiar with the show before coming aboard?
I had not seen the musical, but I had seen the movie when it came out and loved it in the 1990s. I really have fallen in love with the musical, too. I think it’s a great adaptation of the film. Some of the time adaptations don’t work that well. The musical can seem not to have a life of its own. But this one does. It very well stands on its own. It’s funny and quirky.
How does the musical compare to the film?