Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy –

Hedwig is a “slip of a girly boy” born in East Berlin, who then moves to West Berlin after meeting an American soldier, Luther. He moves to America and meets teen Tommy Speck, transforming him into a rock star who casts Hedwig aside until they meet again years later. 

Euan Morton is a marvelous Hedwig. He has the right balance of sassiness and bitterness that makes him a joy to watch. His singing voice was superb and powerful. At times though, I felt his German-accent gets a little jumbled and his words are mumbled and hard to understand.

Hannah Corneau plays Yitzhak, Hedwig’s husband and back-up singer. Corneau’s vocals were pure gold. Her showstopper performance at the end of the show was one of my favorite parts of the show.

The musical numbers, which all ranged from (glam) rock to R&B, all help progress the story. My favorite musical numbers are “The Origin of Love,” “Sugar Daddy,” and “Wicked Little Town.”

If you’re not familiar with the musical; it is wild, raunchy, and hilarious, and not to be missed.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

Hedwig & the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, playing now through June 11th. Presented by the Boch Center, tickets are on sale at the Boch Center box office, through www.bochcenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738

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