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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Genre Comedy/Satire; Drama; Fringe
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Composer Stephen Trask
Lyricist Stephen Trask
Book By John Cameron Mitchell
 
Other Credits
Format Book Musical
Type Full Length
Status Restricted (?Some Restrictions Apply: This work is currently unavailable for amateur licensing in Australia & New Zealand. Please refer back to this website for updated information.)
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Short Synopsis

"HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH brings theater alive with the pounding sounds of rock 'n' roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful past…it is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality…the kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show-style event that may inspire a rabid cult following." —NY Times.

"Sublimely trashy and surprisingly powerful." —LA Times.

"In the whole long, sorry history of rock musicals, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the first one that truly rocks." —Rolling Stone.

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!" —Time Magazine.

Rehearsal Materials

Rehearsal Materials on Hire

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH REHEARSAL SET

  • 4 × HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH LIBRETTO
  • 3 × HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH VOCAL SCORE
  • 2 × HEDWING ADN THE ANGRY INCH PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE

Orchestral Materials

All available orchestrations for this show are displayed below. On application, you will be required to select the orchestration that you wish to use for your performance.

Orchestral Materials on Hire

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ORCHESTRAL SET

  • 1 × HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH BASS
  • 1 × HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH DRUMS
  • 1 × HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH GUITAR

PERFORM WITH PIANO ONLY

Casting Information

Dance Requirement: Minimal/None

Character Breakdown

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Detailed Synopsis

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.

Rates and Fees

Education and Community Theatre Rates.

Rehearsal Materials

Rehearsal Material on Hire
Minimum Hire fee: A$403.00 – 3 month(s) prior to final performance
Additional Hire fee: A$101.00 – per month

Royalty Fees

16% of your ticket sales
Minimum: A$285.00 per performance

Other Fees

Booking and Handling Fee: A$69.00
Materials Security Deposit: from A$200.00 - A$500.00

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