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Gene Dante as Hedwig

For Immediate Release:  Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Glam-Rock Musical Tours Dedham for One Weekend Only!
Fiddlehead Theatre September 30/October 1, 2011

Zany Hijinx Productions and Fiddlehead Theatre Presents:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Starring Gene Dante and Lisa van Oosterum
www.angryinch.com
PRESS CONTACT: Lisa van Oosterum: 207-400-1764 – lisa@angryinch.com

Dedham, MA –Zany Hijinx Productions and Fiddlehead Theatre presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch July 10 at Fiddlehead Theatre in Dedham with Gene Dante and Lisa van Oosterum, stars of the 2002-2003 critically acclaimed production that took place at the Institute for Contemporary Art Theatre and Axis Nightclub.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask is about a fictional rock & roll band fronted by “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt – a fourth-wall smashing, transgendered, East German rock goddess. Premiering in 1998, it has been performed throughout the world and has developed a following similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hedwig tells her story in a rock-gig-meets-stand-up-routine backed by her hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch”. Hedwig – then a boy named Hansel – meets Luther, an American GI, who promises to take him to the U.S. provided he switches his gender.  A year and one botched sex change operation later, Luther abandons the now-named Hedwig in a Midwestern trailer park, where she turns to music.  She takes misunderstood Christian teenage rocker Tommy under her wing as a protégé and object of her affection.  He soon runs off, achieving rock superstardom with the songs she wrote.  Hedwig is currently shadowing Tommy’s world tour with her own concerts; performing in any dive bar within close proximity to Tommy’s stadium shows. It’s a rocking ride – funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch, when he/she deserves a mile.

Gene Dante returns as Hedwig. He currently resides in Boston and plays original music with his back-up band The Future Starlets.  In 2007 he released ‘The Romantic Lead’, and album of Gene’s original rock songs. The video for his song “A Madness to His Method” has been featured on MTV’s LOGO Network.  He has also been featured in many of Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphans productions. Lisa van Oosterum reprises her role as Yitzhak, Hedwig’s backup singer/sidekick.  Hedwig’s band, The Angry Inch, will be comprised of members from The Future Starlets: Jim Collins (bass), Tamara Gooding (drums) and Erik Andersen (guitar and keys). Adam Amoroso of the now defunct band The Mystery Tramps will play lead guitar.

There will be a dance party after each show with the cast members at Fiddlehead Theatre.

This run is part of a 5 city tour for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which has already made stops in Portland ME, Boston, Worcester, Provincetown and Hartford, CT.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Lisa van Oosterum: lisa@angryinch.com    207-400-1764

 

Fiddlehead Theatre Co.
619 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

www.fiddleheadtheatre.com

When: September 30/October 1, 2011
Tickets: $25

Tickets available at Box Office at 619 High Street, Dedham, MA, or call at 781-329-1901.

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