BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH at Fisher Theatre is a Definite Must-Have Experience!
Sometimes you walk into a theatre unsure of what to expect, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is probably that feeling for most people, especially when you see Hurt Locker the Musical playbills strewn about the floor and a dilapidated set upon the stage. Then the band walks on stage and few moments later a chord is played and she appears in all her glory - Hedwig. You have to decide if you have ever seen anything so terrifyingly larger than life or brilliant, finally deciding on the latter you realize she is the most brilliant creature to strut across the stage belting "Tear Me Down." She finishes and starts to tell the story of her life, endearingly and hilariously all at the same time. And this is the show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, to give away more would ruin the pure essence of what Hedwig and her story is. Yes, if you want to go Google the show right now you could find out, but be surprised, to go in with no expectation, fresh eyes, is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. I promise it will be worth it! There is a reason the playbill lists only the musicals numbers and nothing else. Just like there is a reason it is performed in 90 minutes without an intermission. This show is meant to be taken in as a whole with one bite and then thought about for a long time after.
Euan Morton performance as Hedwig is thought-worthy. His performance as her is breathtaking and one of the best theatre performances to grace the Fisher Theatre's stage this season. This can equally be said for Hannah Corneau's performance as Yizhak. Watching her performance as him is remarkable. Both of these actors are so talented and to see them hardly leave the stage and never lose character, yet only get stronger as the show progresses is a testament to their craft.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not your typical theatre show. It is not one that might be agreeable to every audience due to some of the content, but message of acceptance and love is one that is an important one. If you want to be entertained, if you want to see an amazing show, if you want to have experience that you can never compare to anything else, you need to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Please note: Hedwig and Angry Inch contains material not suitable for children.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is running until March 5th at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. For more information or tickets, visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.