Vanity Project Productions is thrilled to announce that due to popular demand HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will return to rock Ottawa all over again, for a limited run of 4 performances, Oct 1st – 4th, 2014!
After garnering rave reviews from critics and audiences alike during its’ limited run in April 2014 at The Gladstone Theatre, Hedwig And The Angry Inch is set to return for an encore performance. Don’t miss your final chance to see the show Ottawa critic Alvina Ruprecht called the ‘theatre event of the season’.
By contributing to our Indiegogo campaign you can help show your support for Vanity Project Productions by helping us cover upfront key licensing and rental costs to bring Hedwig back, and while you’re at it, secure yourself the best tickets to what is sure to be the hottest ticket in town, before tickets go on sale to the general public.
We’re currently seeking up to $2500 to cover the upfront licensing, contract and rental fees we need to secure the rights to Hedwig And The Angry Inch. As Vanity Project is a new indie company, upfront costs can be a challenge and your early support in helping us bring these types of new and exciting projects to you is crucial. Vanity Project receives no public grant support, and is funded 100% through ticket sales and donations. Without your valued patronage and support, Vanity Project Productions would not exist.
(Also, your early support for Hedwig helps us free up funds to secure the rights for another exciting project coming in Spring 2015, which I can’t discuss yet, but which if you dug Hedwig And The Angry Inch, should be right up your alley, but more about that later.)
Any size of donation is welcome, but for each $25 donated, (equal to the price of a regular adult ticket), you will receive one free ticket to the Hedwig performance of your choice, before tickets go on sale to the general public later this spring. After you’ve donated we’ll contact you to finalize the ticket booking arrangements, so make sure you include your contact info.
If you missed Hedwig the last time around, a bit about the show: This award-winning, groundbreaking Off-Broadway smash hit musical with Text by John Cameron Mitchell, and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask follows the journey of ‘internationally ignored’ East German rock-goddess Hedwig Schmidt on a gender-bending quest for ‘The Origin Of Love’, after a botched sex change operation raises questions about identity and individuality. Funny and touching, outrageous and inspiring, this powerful and thought-provoking rock musical will prove that ‘to be free, one must give up a little part of oneself.’
What Ottawa critics said about Hedwig’s April 2014 run:
“The place was packed with young and old, It is the theatre event of the season…don’t miss Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig and the Angry Inch. You will regret it…”
- Alvina Ruprecht – Capital Critics Circle
“Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig, the title character in the rock opera about a transgendered person whose life and sex change surgery have both gone horribly wrong, is nothing short of extraordinary.”
- Patrick Langston – Capital Critics Circle
“This is a rocking good show that exceeded my expectations, delighted my guest, and had the audience singing, clapping and waving their hands. I’m usually very sparing in my ovations, but I stood with the rest of the audience in appreciation.”
- Brian Carroll, Apt. 613
“Had Oberholzer not cut off the applause to make an announcement at the end of the show, I believe it would have kept going all night - or at least until the band caved in and played us some more fantastic music. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is campy fun with a heart.”
- Valerie Cardinal, Onstage Ottawa
Can’t contribute at this time but still want to show Vanity Project your support? Please consider:
- Helping us get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
- Share our campaign via social media with others in your network.
I hope you’ll be willing to lend us your support and help us bring you new and exciting theatre projects like Hedwig, and can’t wait to see you at the theatre in October!
Founder / Artistic Director, Vanity Project Productions