With ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, the Geneva Theatre Guild is BACK at the Smith!
The GTG is nothing if not adaptable. After choosing a musical that could be staged inside or out as current pandemic conditions might dictate, COVID rules have relaxed inch by inch and this hilarious (though a tad racy) production has moved from a previously chosen outdoor location to GTG’s favorite, familiar local live theatre venue, the historic Smith Opera House at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a musical, with a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting for anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Mark your calendars for August 6, 7 or 8 and plan to head to the Smith Opera House for this entertaining musical. You know you’re ready for live theatre again, right? We certainly are! But you might want to leave the kiddies at home for this one…
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ tells the story of an immigrant from communist East Berlin named Hanschel and how he becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Nash Johns as Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, backed by the hard-rocking band ‘The Angry Inch’ (played by Bryan Flood, Richard Williams, Nick Zogg and Trevor Findley).
Using songs and monologues Hedwig tells the audience about her past tribulations and heartbreak from an American GI and a geeky boy named Tommy Speck with whom she falls in love, only for him to steal her songs and achieve Rock Star fame for himself. With help from the band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity.
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ is directed by Sean Britton-Milligan and Jen Walczak, with Musical Direction by Dominic Vassallo. It also stars Dylan DeGeorge as Yitzhak and Samantha Rychlick as Skszp. Show dates are August 6 and 7 at 8:00, and August 8 at 7:00. Want the full rock concert experience and feel like you’re part of the show? Get a ‘Wig Pit’ ticket! You’ll be standing, front of stage, for just $10! General Seating is $12, and $20 VIP Admission includes one free beverage (Non-Alcoholic or Alcoholic), and early seating starting at 7:20pm (Friday/Sat) and 6:20pm (Sun).
Call 315-670-1318 or email [email protected] to reserve your tickets today, or click on the ‘buy tickets’ link on the GTG website at: https://www.genevatheatreguild.org/hedwig
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