How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.

Iclick
#1How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/7/24 at 10:29pm

When Jinkx Monsoon was cast as our newest Audrey. Everyone seemed to be so excited. Now that Jinkx is playing the roll, I'm having difficulty finding any feedback or opinions. 

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Robbie2
#2How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/7/24 at 10:44pm

Excited not really enough to see it again with him. I did hear though from friends .....just not good as Audrey.


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PipingHotPiccolo
#3How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 12:01am

i think the silence on her performances thus far is telling... not alot of fanfare like there was when she was in a much smaller role in Chicago. im still quite curious though. lots of potential there.

 

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#4How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 12:03am

I‘m seeing the show again this week and I’ll post when I do. I’m a huge fan of Jinkx so I’m hoping they’re good. 

CreatureKitchen
#5How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 2:49am

Fwiw the reports from Reddit and Twitter seem quite positive. I haven't really seen any negative feedback there.

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#6How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 7:33am

I think the silence here may simply due to it having  been less than a week and in a fairly small house. 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

Quinn Wilson
#7How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 8:05am

Robbie2 said: "Excited not really enough to see it again with him. I did hear though from friends .....just not good as Audrey."

A reminder Jinkx uses she/her pronouns both in drag and out of drag

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BroadwayNYC2
#8How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 8:07am

I appreciate the casting, but left incredibly disappointed. 

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Wick3
#9How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 8:22am

Kad said: "I think the silence here may simply due to it having been less than a week and in a fairly small house."

Plus several new shows like Cabaret, Vanya, Mother Play, Mary Jane, Heart of Rock & Roll, etc. started previews last week.

CarmenDeBris
#10How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 8:25am

I caught the Saturday matinee. I was a bit nervous going in, but I was very impressed. I thought she did a wonderful job. I appreciated that her performance wasn’t an Ellen Greene impression. She went back to the text and gave a lot of the familiar lines her own spin which was refreshing. You could tell she’d been waiting her whole life to sing Suddenly Seymour. I’m a massive Jinkx fan so take my thoughts with a grain of salt I guess, but I loved her performance. 

Updated On: 4/8/24 at 08:25 AM

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ColorTheHours048
#11How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 8:30am

Iclick said: "When Jinkx Monsoon was cast as our newest Audrey. Everyone seemed to be so excited. Now that Jinkx is playing the roll, I'm having difficulty finding any feedback or opinions."

I was excited to see her as Audrey, but to be honest, the ticket prices are a bit too high for a production I don’t really have much desire to see again. Maybe I’ll cave and see it, but I’d rather spend my money on something new.

gordi_92
#12How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 12:33pm

I love Jinkx!!! I went last night and was really looking forward to it. But to be honest I was quite dissapointed. Cannot really put in words why. Something was just off for me. This was also my first time seeing Jinkx live and I dont remeber her speaking voice beeing so high. Seemed like she was trying to sound higher but I think her speaking voice would fit just the way it is. But maybe that is her "normal" voice. I dont know Little Shop good enough to tell you if/what was Transposed. Except Suddenly Seymour was obviously Transposed. And I dont mind that at all! Singing wise I think it was okay. I thought she struggled a bit here and there. And there were some flat Notes. Again, I dont know the music to well. It just sounded a bit off to me. In Suddenly Seymour she had very good moments but then again some not so good ones. And even if there were good moments... they were just good. Nothing amazing. 

Dont get me wrong. I looooove Jinkx. I'm happy I saw her. I'm so happy for her she gets to play this role. And its also great that she is able to push boundries with her Performance. But also beeing honest to my self. I was dissapointed and I dont think that this role is a good fit for her, in my eyes. I think Mama Morton, from what I heard, is a way better fit for her. And Im sure she is spectacular in that role. 

Probably also didnt help that I didnt love the other Roles as well. Johnny Newcomb was on for Seymour and I think he was fine but not more. The Guy playing Mushnik made the impression to me like he didnt want to be there. I didnt care much about James Carpinello either. 

I saw 1 Production of LHS before. That was in London Regent Park 2018 and I liked that Version way more than last night. 

 

Updated On: 4/8/24 at 12:33 PM

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Impeach2017
#13How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 4:10pm

But why ??

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#14How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 7:06pm

Oh, Mary producers: “Hey let’s charge $190 for an off Broadway show!”

Little Shop of Horrors producers: “Hold my beer.”

$250 to see Jinx Monsoon. 

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TheQuibbler
#15How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 10:37pm

Matt Rogers said: "Oh, Mary producers: “Hey let’s charge $190 for an off Broadway show!”

Little Shop of Horrors producers: “Hold my beer.”

$250 to see Jinx Monsoon.
"

I dunno if this is entirely fair: I was able to get a $130 ticket for a Saturday night in the 4th row. 

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Wick3
#16How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/8/24 at 11:15pm

They probably practice dynamic pricing. Near the end of the Darren Criss/Evan Rachel Wood run, the front center orchestra seats were priced at $450 on telecharge.

Right now, I do see $250 for the front center orchestra seats for a lot of dates when Jinkx is performing.

yyys
#17How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/11/24 at 12:07pm

I am selling 1 ticket for this Sunday night's show (4/14), $130 face value.  front row right side. PM me!

LeftofLinus
#18How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/11/24 at 2:13pm

Put me in the LOVED her category.  Little Shop is my favorite show, and I have had the opportunity to see the 80's off-Bway production as a child and many iterations since - including at Encores and three other times at the West Side Theater. I got to see Jinkx's first show and thought she was everything Tammy Blanchard wanted to be and more.  Her Audrey was uniquely her own while still holding homage to the ultimate Audrey, Ellen Green. Her Somewhere That's Green was absolutely heartbreaking, and her comedic timing was pretty spot-on for a first show. I thought the entire cast really really embraced the camp of the show. Imagine if they all were matching the energy of Christian Borle in the original cast of this iteration. There were some pretty unhinged decisions that I don't remember from other casts but it had me crying laughing (Audrey REALLY hates Chiffon.) I felt like the entire cast (minus Mushnick, who was seemingly performing in a different show entirely or just really did not want to be there)

I admit that the key changes in Skid Row and Suddenly were a little jarring at the time, as it was quite obvious that a section had been transposed. However, it was in no way a deterrent to how much fun I had and how much life and energy this production had - by far my favorite cast of this production. I immediately purchased tickets to later in her run just to see how she settles into the performance. If you connect with queer art - seeing Jinkx tackle this role truly is something you should experience.

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Jordan Catalano
#19How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 4/30/24 at 11:01pm

Had to swap my tickets out a few weeks ago and finally was able to go tonight to see Jinkx and Corbin and I really enjoyed them both. I'm a HUGE Jinkx fan since season 5 and for the first few minutes of the show I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy her in the role. But then I realized she really was going B-Movie camp for this and it worked so so well and she managed to find humor in little lines I'd never even thought of as funny. I wish I could go back to see it again with the two of them but don't think I'll be able to fit it in - but definitely go if you can! 

BeingAlive44Ever
#20How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 11:03am

I adore Jinkx, I think she's one of the finest modern drag queens and does impressions better than anybody

Sadly I am completely unhelpful in this because I won't be in New York again until late next month so I won't get to see her

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#21How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 11:17am

Jinkx’s reaction to Seymour’s “Don’t Need No Makeup” had me rolling. 

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#22How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 11:20am

If Oh, Mary! has an extended run, I would LOVE to see Jinkx play Mary Todd. 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

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#23How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 11:24am

Kad said: "If Oh, Mary! has an extended run, I would LOVE to see Jinkx play Mary Todd."

Oh man, Kad. I hadn’t even thought of the possibility of someone else doing the role but YES. 

I also thought last night how much I’d love for Jinkx to do a show with Charles Busch. 

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Menken Fan
#24How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 11:34am

I also love Jinkx and was so thrilled to return to the show for a sixth time to see her. She definitely added her own spin, didn't copy other previous Audreys and added many fun comedic bits. It killed me that she greeted the Urchins as "Hi Crystal, Hi Ronnette" and then a vicious scowling "Hi Chiffon", like there was some backstory or rivalry that I really need to know about.

The transposed score for her was so obvious and kept jumping keys randomly throughout.

But it was definitely fun to see her interpretation, and I'm grateful to the show for their progressive and fun casting choices.

BeingAlive44Ever
#25How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
Posted: 5/1/24 at 12:05pm

Menken Fan said: "I also love Jinkx and was so thrilled to return to the show for a sixth time to see her. She definitely added her own spin, didn't copy other previous Audreys and added manyfun comedic bits. It killed me that she greeted the Urchins as "Hi Crystal, Hi Ronnette" and then a vicious scowling "Hi Chiffon", like there was some backstory or rivalry that I really need to know about.

The transposed score for her was so obvious and kept jumping keys randomly throughout.

But it was definitely fun to see her interpretation, and I'm grateful to the show for their progressive and fun casting choices.
"

Oh the key issue is something I wouldn't have guessed. When she's sung Hedwig, she's done it up a bit but jumped octaves a lot. Is the music regularly changing keys for her or is she just jumping octaves a lot? 


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