ACT­ING OUT ‘The Full Monty’ bares all in Cobb County

GA Voice - - Sex & Dating -

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?

Kil­patrick:

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?

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