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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Brian L. Upton as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2002). Photo: James Bevins

Brian L. Upton as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2002). Photo: James Bevins

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Book by John Cameron Mitchell / Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of a sad and lonely East German girly-boy turned rock diva. In this truly unique theatrical evening the audience follows Hedwig, as her halfhearted angry-inched sex change frees her from communist East Berlin and into the spotlight headlining for her gender-bent band The Angry Inch. Looking and sounding like a cross between Ziggy Stardust and Farah Fawcett, this glam rock diva takes no prisoners in a show Rolling Stone declares “The first rock musical that truly rocks.”

“My sex change operation got botched; my guardian angel fell asleep on the watch; now all I got is a Barbie doll crotch; I’ve got an angry inch!”

Production History
October 4 – November 16, 2002 : The Wave :: Denver, CO
November 22, 2002 – March 22, 2003 :The Climax Lounge :: Denver, CO

Awards
Best Rock Concert of 2002 – The Denver Post
Ovation Award Nomination – Best Musical – The Denver Post
Ovation Award Nomination – Best Actor in a Musical, Brian Upton – The Denver Post
Best Production of 2002 – The Rocky Mountain News

The Company
Direction: Chris Tabb
Musical Direction: Colin Bricker
Production Manager: Melanie Mayner
Stage Management: Bucy
Asst. Stage Management: Jen Paulson
Lighting Design: Robin Miranda
Production Design: Brook Nichols
Projection Design: Brian Freeland
Costume Design: Gina Penka
Crew: Ginny Crawford / Joaquin Leibert

Ensemble
Brian L. Upton: Hedwig
Sara Mykin Casperson: Yitzak

The Angry Inch
Colin Bricker
Kit Peltzel
Marty Pullam
John Rasmussen

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