- "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson"
- Theatre Cedar Rapids
- Sept. 28 to Oct. 20 on the mainstage
- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
- $20 to $30; TCR Box Office, (319) 366-8591 or Theatrecr.org
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" on Broadway in 2010, they loved it so much they went again the next day and took more of their group along for the ride. "We're all theater people and when you're surprised by something, it's kind of a little theater miracle," she says. "This show surprised me from start to finish. I couldn't predict what was gonna happen. I had no idea it was going to be so smart and so fresh and so brave. It was just really, really, really cool." Charipar's not expecting everyone to have that same reaction when the new Tony-nominated musical hits the Theatre Cedar Rapids stage from Sept. 28 to Oct. 10, 2o12. She's prepared for a love/hate relationship with this modern telling of one of the nation's most volatile presidents, in office from 1829 to 1837. "It's a creative and loose telling of Andrew Jackson's life and presidency," says Charipar, 45, who is directing TCR's mainstage production. "It's strangely close to the truth, but it's filtered through a contemporary viewpoint and sort of treats history in an irreverent way." She describes the show as "edgy, rock 'n' roll, hip, smart, brazen, ballsy, different and unique." "It's sexy. The tagline on Broadway is: 'History just got all sexypants,' "she says with a laugh. The detailsWhen Leslie Charipar and friends saw "