The original star/co-creator of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch”, John Cameron Mitchell, was in Seattle in August for his Mattachine Dance Party event at Chop Suey and we had a lovely chat with him about that party AND his work on developing a new theatrical project that will star the beloved East German transsexual rock star. But, there’s more Hedwig related news for Puget Sound fans of the gender bending rock n roll theater piece with TWO upcoming productions.
Up first is a huge October event that combines “Hedwig” with that other iconic gender bending queer musical, “The Rocky Horror Show”. Chandelier Productions has previously staged concert versions of “Hedwig” over the years, including a big show for Pride 2011 that raised funds for The ‘It Gets Better’ Project. Next month’s mega event will feature a “Hedwig” concert followed by a full length production of “The Rocky Horror Show” and will take place at the historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, and benefit Gay City Health Project’s “Project Build Out” to support the recent expansion and remodel of Gay City. The Double Feature will run Friday/Saturday on October 5 & 6 and October 12 & 13 with a number of ticket packages available at BrownPaper Tickets. For more info on the “Hedwig/Rocky Double Feature” check out their Facebook page.
If that’s not enough “Hedwig” for you, then you’re in luck…January of 2013 will feature a full length production of the musical courtesy of The Balagan, but it won’t be taking place in their new home at the Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill. Balagan is moving the “Hedwig” party due a far larger and more historic venue: The Moore in downtown Seattle.
Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announce their first-ever collaboration to produceHedwig and the Angry Inch at the historic Moore Theatre, January 17-26, 2013. Directed by established Seattle artist Ian Bell and starring rising theatre star Jerick Hoffer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch provides the ideal platform for Balagan, a critically acclaimed midsize theatre, to showcase its work in a beloved historic theatre where community spirit is strong and the history of hosting local artists is long and diverse.
Yes, our little Jerick is just rising higher and higher on the ladder to supermega stardom, both as Jerick and alter ego Jinkx Monsoon. 2013 looks to be a busy, busy, busy year for our little diva…
Individual tickets for Balagan’s “Hedwig” are not on sale, but you can get a Season Subscription to The Balagan for only $60 that includes “Hedwig” PLUS this fall’s production of “Avenue Q” and next spring’s “Next to Normal” and “August: Osage County”. It’s a great deal for four amazing shows.