HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Comes To Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
The City of Aventura presents Slow Burn Theatre Company's staging of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Carbonell Award winners Dominique Scott and Mallory K. Newbro on Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Trask to a book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch won the 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival and has been labeled "the best rock musical ever!" by Rolling Stone magazine.
This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting story for anyone who's ever felt different.
It's told through of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage: Hanschel, a "slip of a girly-boy" from communist East Berlin, becomes the "internationally ignored song stylist" known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity.
Florida Theater On Stage in a review of Slow Burn Theatre's production wrote that this musical intended for mature audiences is "An in-your-face raunchy celebration of alternative sexuality, a show that recognizes absolutely no bounds and revels in it...Slow Burn's production makes it feel like it was written last week."
Hedwig is portrayed by Scott who has toured the world in Rock of Ages, Boy Band Review and, most recently, Million Dollar Quartet in which his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis won a Carbonell Award. Florida Theater On Stage raved Scott's "tireless bravura performance makes Rocky Horror's Dr. Frank-n-furter look like a Mormon schoolteacher".
Newbro, who portrays Yitzhak, was recently honored with a 2018 Carbonell Award for her performance of Janis Joplin in Beehive and received the 2017 Silver Palm Award as Outstanding New Talent.
Slow Burn Theatre artistic director and multi-Carbonell Award-nominee Patrick Fitzwater directs the production and leads the creative team of Scenic Designer Michael McClain, Costume Designer Rick Peña, Lighting Designer Jose Santiago and Make-up Designer Christie Rohr. The band is comprised of Music Director Paul Tine on keyboards, Daniel Bailey on bass guitar, Chase Maddox on guitar and Lukas Weber on drums. The production is generously underwritten by Mike Blank.
Tickets are $45-$49. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222, or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 330-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages.