Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not…
It’s back into rehearsals for a project that’s been near and dear to my heart for as long as I can remember, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, brought to you by Vanity Project Productions. I’m super stoked to have such a fantastic team on board for this project, with PepTide vocalist Rebecca Noelle on board to rock the mike as Yitzhak to my Hedwig. (You may have caught her tearing the roof off Orpheus’ recent productions of RENT and Footloose). Stewart Matthews directs and shreds a mean guitar as Krzyzhtof, 2013 Prix Rideau Award nominee (Emerging Artist) Steven Lafond also does double duty musical directing and beating the drums as Schlatko, Marc Connor holds it all together on Bass as Jacek, and burning it up on keyboards as Skzkp, another PepTide (and brilliant musical director in his own right) Scott Irving, (who I greatly enjoyed working with on Productions of Evil Dead: The Musical and Urinetown with Sock’N Buskin a few years back)
Also on board behind the scenes, another recent Prix Rideau Award Nominee (Emerging Artist) Jess Preece as Stage Manager, David Magladry on lighting design, and Annie Lefevbre as wig, hair and makeup designer, and illustrations by Eric Rochon.
This award-winning, groundbreaking Off-Broadway smash hit musical 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.’
With a limited run of only 5 performances, and excitement already starting to build amoung Ottawa Hed-heads, be warned you’ll want to book your tickets asap to ensure you don’t miss out on one of the most hotly anticipated theatre events this season. And I for one would love to see you there.
Hedwig And The Angry Inch at The Gladstone Theatre
Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Directed by Stewart Matthews, Musical Direction by Steven Lafond
Featuring Tim Oberholzer and Rebecca Noelle
and Stewart Matthews, Marc Connor, Steven Lafond and Scott Irving as the Angry Inch
April 3–5, 2014 at 7:30 pm (preview April 2) & a special late show Friday April 4 at 10 pm
Adult: $21.52 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $25
Student/Artist*/Senior: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $12.67 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $15
*including Theatre Ontario members