Hedwig and the Angry Inch

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Starring Leo Grinberg, Brendan Carter, Robin Heck and Kaitlin Baden


Directed by Don H. Baker

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito


SHOW DATES:  Sept 5-8, 13-15 and 20-22

All shows are at 8:00 PM.


TICKETS:  Click here or (910) 264-2602


ABOUT THE SHOW: This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of "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, which has left her with just "an angry inch." This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch." Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy's world tour, performing in the T.G.I. Friday's that are situated next door to his stadiums. Hedwig describes her life's search for "The Origin of Love" and her other half. It's a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Brendan Carter (Yitzhak) Brendan Carter is extremely excited to be a part of this amazing show. Recent roles include The Who's Tommy (Ensemble) and Brooklyn (Taylor Collins) at City Stage, and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II) and One Up (Frank) at The Browncoat Theatre. He would like the thank his family and friends for their support, and Chiaki, Don and Justin for the opportunity.

Leo Grinberg (Hedwig) Born and raised in the Russian Far East, Leo travelled to the US 10 years ago to pursue his lifetime dream - singing American music. Graduate of the University of Alaska, Leo is a self-employed graphic artist at Happy Cat Designs and a lead actor at Theatre Artists United, an Alaska-based theatre group. His recent credits include Frankenfurter in 2010 TAU's "Rocky Horror Show"; adult Tommy in 2011 TAU's rock musical "Tommy"; Hedwig in 2011 Outnorth's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"; Roger in 2012 TAU's "RENT"; The Baker in 2012 TAU's "Into The Woods"; Curly in 2012 Perseverance Theatre production of "Oklahoma!"; Jesus of Nazareth in 2013 TAU's "Jesus Christ Superstar", Jesus of Nazareth in 2013 Theatre Winter Haven's "Jesus Christ Superstar". Watch for his movie debut appearance in the role of Frank Rothschild in "The Frozen Ground" starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, coming August 23, 2013. /www.facebook.com/NedLeo

Robin Heck (Tit of Clay) Robin Heck is thrilled to be rocking out again at City Stage!  Most recently seen as many different roles in Monty Python's Spamalot and Anna in Spring Awakening.  Other favorite roles in Wilmington over the years include: Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee , Jemima in Cats, and Nadine in The Wild Party.  Thanks to everyone involved in this fascinating show for making it such a great experience.

Kaitlin Baden (Tit of Clay) Kaitlin Baden (Tit of Clay) is so excited to be back at City Stage. She was last seen this summer on the Thalian stage as Mimi in Opera House Theatre Company’s production of Rent. Other past Wilmington credits include Melpomene in Xanadu, Thea in Spring Awakening, Anne in Le cage aux folles and Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music. When she’s not performing, Kaitlin enjoys working with young performers through TACT and teaches drama and chorus at Myrtle Grove Middle School. Much love to the cast and crew of Hedwig and a special shout out to my fam, friends, and leading man.

Don Baker

(Director)

Don Baker is an old fart who is glad to have insurance again. Ah, the public option called Medicare. He needs it since he's been fooling around with theater, movies, and painting all his life to little gain save some simple satisfaction that he can at times speak about himself in the third person. And still count a few milestones - and maybe do a movie and direct one or two shows a year at City Stage. This is his second go-around with "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". He would like to thank life.

Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer/Piano)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her dog, Elvis.

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Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer/Piano)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her dog, Elvis.