Back by Popular Demand: Ryan Bowie in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Houses were packed to capacity, Broadway World called it "one of the year's most unforgettable performances," and audiences have been begging for more ever since and now it's coming back by popular demand: Ryan Bowie stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre June 30-July 15.
Back by popular demand following 2014's limited run upstairs in the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace, executive director Ryan Bowie reprises his tour de force performance of John Cameron Mitchell's groundbreaking award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in a production completely re-imagined for the mainstage, June 30 - July 15.
Following in the footsteps of Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, Andrew Rannells, Darren Criss and John Cameron Mitchell himself, Bowie stars as "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation.
In this rocking ride with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, Hedwig's outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch," featuring Matthew McNeill on piano, Jarrod Jackson on guitar, John Waddle on bass, and Thad Wallus on drums. Sara Fetgatter, last seen on the Roxy Regional Theatre stage as Linda in The Wedding Singer, returns as Hedwig's husband and back-up singer, Yitzhak.
Aiming to tear down conventional boundaries while addressing such themes as gender identity and the quest for love, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has ever felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. Due to language and adult content, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is made possible in part through the generous support of Larry and Barbara Goolsby and Melinda Kelly-Major.
Performances run June 30 through July 15 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 30, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
Tickets are $25 and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.