Announcing auditions for The Empty Space’s June/July production of
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Michelle Guerrero
Musical Direction by Ken Burdick
Saturday, March 31, 10am - 1pm. Please prepare 60 seconds of a song of your choosing. Songs from genres similar to the style of the show such as rock, glam rock, 80’s rock, or punk. You may use songs from the show.
Will be held in 15 minute intervals and are strongly encouraged. Please email the director at email@example.com with your preferred time slot.
Begin late April, Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm.
Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays, June 22 - July 7, with possible extension to July 14.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the tale of how a “slip of a girlyboy” from communist East Berlin, Hanschel, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. The show daringly breaks the fourth wall, as Hedwig directly tells the audience of her past tribulations and heartbreak in the form of an extended monologue paired with rock songs. 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. Featuring a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting for anyone who’s ever felt different.
The musical opened Off-Broadway in 1998, and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The production ran for two years, and was remounted with various casts by the original creative team in other US cities. In 2000, the musical had a London West End production, and it has been produced throughout the world in hundreds of stage productions.
CHARACTERS TO BE CAST:
Hedwig/Hanschel - Lead Role -Tenor
Yitzhak - Supporting role - Mezzo-Soprano
Jacek - Ensemble
In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!