Book by
JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
Music & Lyrics by
STEPHEN TRASK
Director
Brian Clifton
Stage Manager
Tobanna Baker

Auditions

Friday and Saturday, August 16th – 18th

Workshop

Saturday, August 3rd

Auditions

Vocal Auditions
By Appointment Only
Friday, August 16
6:00 to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 17
2:00 to 5:00pm
  • Songs should be less than two minutes.
  • Please bring your sheet music in a three ring binder.
  • No a cappella or recorded music for auditions.
  • Do not come in costume, this includes makeup. Wearing high heels is allowed.
  • A pianist will be provided for all auditions.

*If you are auditioning for the role of Hedwig, we will email you a side to be performed during your vocal audition as well.

Callbacks
Sunday, August 18
1:00 to 6:00pm

Scripts are NOT available for auditions.
Auditions and all rehearsals/performances will be held at the MTS Center for Theatre Black Box, 6320-B Domingo Rd NE (east of San Pedro, between Central & Copper).
Rehearsals will typically take place Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Performance Dates

October 11 through November 3. Performances will be at the Black Box located at the MTS Center for Theatre. They are scheduled at 7:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays.

Community Service Night performance is Thursday, October 10.

No conflicts are allowed October 6-10 and for any performance.

Character Breakdown

Hedwig (Lead): Late 20’s – 40. East German rock singer and front woman of The Angry Inch; formerly Hansel, a slip of a girly boy who grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI; became Hedwig and underwent a botched sex change operation in order to marry and move to the states; glamorous, charismatic and always commanding even when at her most bitchy or vulnerable; has had high highs and low lows; very strong rock tenor (high to B4); must have a convincing East German accent; actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, rock icon ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis); performer should have terrific physical stamina, should also be able to improvise and be willing to include the audience in the journey. Open to performers of all ethnicities and shapes and sizes. I am absolutely not attached to a specific skin color or physical build. Come one come all!

Yitzhak: Late 20’s – 40. Hedwig’s Croatian husband and roadie/backup singer. He is Hedwig’s vocal sparring partner — theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actor playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. The Performer cast must be a very strong singer with rock and roll vibe and have a wide vocal range (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent and also be able to switch to an American and German accent. The performer should be able to play basic percussion instruments – tambourine; maracas. Open to performers of all ethnicities and shapes and sizes. I am absolutely not attached to a specific skin color or physical build. Come one come all!

Director’s note:

Gender identification is such a personal topic that I felt the need to take a moment to explain, from a show standpoint, what we are looking for. The bottom line is that the two people who tell this story in the most compelling way will be cast. I am completely open to any and all performers who feel they have a story to tell through these two incredible characters. As a character, Hedwig is a transsexual woman. As a character, Yitzhak is male. Traditionally, this show has usually cast the performer playing Hedwig as cis-gendered male and Yitzhak as cis-gendered female. One thing you will learn about me is that I am not traditional. I open to trans performers as well as gender-conforming, non-gender conforming, gender-queer, a-sexual, gender-fluid, queer, straight, bi sexual, and any other way that you identify yourself. I am open to it all. The most important aspect of this show is your ability to tell this story and live the truth of these characters. If you have specific questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]. Thank you for your time and talents!

About the Show

WINNER!
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
2014 TONY AWARD®

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

Workshop

Saturday, August 3rd

at the MTS Center for Theatre

Schedule
Meet the Director
11:00 to 11:30am
Vocal Workshop
11:30 to 12:00pm
  • Please arrive to the workshop at least five minutes in advance, we will be starting right on time.
  • Bring something to take notes on.
  • Please prepare audition questions in advance.
Callbacks
Sunday, August 18
1:00 to 6:00pm

Location