February 14 - 19
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Approximate Run-time: 1 hr 45 mn - no intermission
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. It’s about finding your other half; it’s the story of the origin of love.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and starring Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Euan Morton, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take Saint Paul by storm with what Rolling Stone proclaims is “the best rock musical ever!”
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Michael Mayer
In the spirit of these high-energy shows, we’ll be throwing a pair a rocking parties that will be open to anyone who purchased a ticket to the corresponding shows. The first party will happen after the performance on Tuesday, February 14. The second party will take place after the 5:00pm show and prior to the 9:30pm show on Saturday, February 18. We’ll have a live DJ, some special guests, plenty of dancing, and yes, the bars will be open and fully stocked!
Ordway Pre-Show Extra: A Beautiful Narrative
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
6:30pm | Target Atrium
Enjoy a satisfying start to your Ordway experience with playwright, curator, visual artist, poet, writer, spoken word artist, performer, trans activist, and Bush Leadership Fellow, Andrea Jenkins. Andrea will share some of her work and moments from her journey prior to the Hedwig performance on Wednesday evening. Andrea will be joined by actor and singer Ann Michels, who has performed in Hedwig twice and is no stranger to the Ordway stage. Ann will guide the discussion with Andrea and share her own perspectives on the importance of the Hedwig narrative.
Andrea Jenkins’ work is concerned with the interplay of words, mediums and genres that can be mashed together to create a new narrative. She views her work as collage, working primarily with paper and mixed media as a visual form of curation. Taking various images that have been artfully produced for the purpose of consumerism and mixing them with social justice messages and images brings attention to the issues of inequality towards African Americans, women, Transgender women, and LGBT issues.
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
Post-show | Target Atrium