by Dan Harr
George Costanza can sing! I mean, really sing. You wouldn’t expect it from a bumbling, self-proclaimed “Lord of the Idiots”. But he’s good. Perhaps, it’s because the man behind the character, Jason Alexander, is a triple threat in the acting and musical world: television, film and Broadway.
Alexander brought his one-man show, “An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair”, to the Woodruff Arts Center as part of the Atlanta Symphony Gala Evening where he performed for a sold-out crowd. Although he’s best known for his portrayal of George Costanza on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander has a rich history of stage and screen performances that include musical theatre and comedy, both of which he showed off before the Atlanta audience.
He opened the show with a self-aggrandizing song that made fun of his fame, telling the audience they were there just to see him. Following some banter and storytelling between songs, he launched into one of my favorite Broadway melodies, “Trouble in River City” from The Music Man. After that, it was one Broadway hit after another, along with comedic interludes that kept the audience in stitches.
Backed the by Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alexander demonstrated throughout the evening why his various performances have garnered him Tonys, Emmys and numerous other awards throughout his career. Like I said at the beginning… George Costanza can sing. He can dance. He has great comedic timing.
Jason Alexander is not just a performer, he’s an entertainer.
Make sure you find the opportunity to catch him live. You will enjoy a wonderful evening of music, laughs and more.
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