HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
“The Best Rock Musical Ever!” – Rolling Stone
“Shamelessly enjoyable! … An Unqualified Pleasure” – NY Times
Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions is proud to bring the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences June 7 - July 1. Obsidian/SRO takes pride in being a local powerhouse for intimate and engaging theater - and this production will be no different. As an homage to the gritty late-night theater it originated as, HEDWIG will have special midnight showings leading up to Houston Pride Festival.
HEDWIG is the story of a rock and roll band fronted by the “internationally ignored song stylist”, Hedwig, who is the victim of a botched sex change operation. The show daringly breaks the fourth wall, as Hedwig relays her past tribulations and heartbreak in the form of monologues and rock songs. During this unique rock odyssey, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity.
HEDWIG is the Tony award winning rock musical written by John Cameron Mitchell with lyrics and music by Stephen Trask. HEDWIG’s creative team - Director Chris Patton, Choreographer Eric Dano and Stage Manager Lauren Hainley are no strangers to the Obsidian stage or Houston acclaim – having won both the Houston Press and BroadwayWorld awards for Best Musical for their production of “Green Day’s American Idiot”.
Director, Chris Patton, opens up about his point of view on one of the world’s most groundbreaking rock musicals: "What I really love about this show, what energizes me about it and makes me excited to work on it, is that at its core, it's about individuation, or self-actualization. Yes, it's about authentic rock 'n' roll, glam rock, and punk rock. Yes, it's about fourth-wall-smashing comedy and tragedy. And yes, it's about sexuality, gender, and love. But, mainly, it's about figuring out who you are as a person, and I think that's one of the most exciting things for an audience to watch a lead character do, right before their eyes, amidst a sea of searingly honest writing, and legitimately rebellious rock music!"
Performances will be June 7 – July 1 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak, Tickets are available on-line at www.obsidiantheater.org.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
By John Cameron Mitchell with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Chris Patton
Musical Direction by Sean Ramos
Choreography by Eric Dano
Stage Managed by Lauren Hainley
Starring Blake Jackson as Hedwig
Featuring Rachel Landon as Yizhak
June 7, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1 @ 8:00pm
June 9, 16 and 24 at Midnight
Tickets: $15.00 to $30.00
Tickets available at www.obsidiantheater.org
Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77007