"Mitchell is never less than engaging...Rarely has there been such a complete synthesis of creator and creation."—The Music, Australia
Featuring the songs of Hedwig
by Stephen Trask
with special guest Amber Martin
The one-and-only John Cameron Mitchell takes the stage for an evening of songs and stories from—and inspired by—the Tony-winning, groundbreaking cult-rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The now-classic show premiered off-Broadway more than 20 years ago with Mitchell portraying the "internationally ignored" East German transgender singer fronting a struggling rock band, but its inclusive message remains thrillingly relevant today. Featuring brilliant music and lyrics by Hedwig co-creator Stephen Trask, the program draws in both "Hedheads" and newcomers alike, as Mitchell and guest artist Amber Martin connect stories from their own lives to Hedwig's search for self-awareness and acceptance. So as Hedwig herself would say, put on some makeup, turn up the eight-track, and pull the wig down from the shelf—for a night of post-punk, neo-glam memoir-cabaret!
Approximate run time of this performance is 2 hours and 45 minutes, without intermission
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Program notes are available online. [PDF]