Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By Stephen Trask & Cameron Mitchell

Directed by Robby McGhee

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. Fridays 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.

Produced by All In Productions at Next Act Theatre Performance Space, 255 S. Water St. Milwaukee, WI 53204

Performances: September 6-15, 2018

Performance Times:
September 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7:30PM
September 9th @ 2:00PM

Ticket Prices: $15 - senior/student/artist/veteran $25 - general admission

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


All In Productions will be holding open auditions for John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. For an audition appointment, please email auditions@allin-mke.com.

Director - Robby McGhee
Music Director - Paula Foley Tillen

Underground Collaborative, Grand Avenue Mall (Under TJ Maxx)

AUDITIONS - Saturday, June 16th from 11:30AM to 2:30PM
CALLBACKS - Monday, June 18th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please e-mail auditions@allin-mke.com to reserve a 4 minute slot.

Please prepare a selection of music, up to one minute in length, in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. You may not sing acapella.

Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.

Video auditions will be accepted until June 16th at 2:30PM. Please prepare a selection of music, up to one minute in length, in the style of the show with a live accompanist and email your video to auditions@allin-mke.com.

Hedwig (Lead): Male, 20-59
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); actor should have terrific physical stamina.

Yitzhak: Female, 20-49
Hedwig's Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer; he is Hedwig's vocal sparring partner; theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship; the actress 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; very strong singer with rock and roll vibe; wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G); must have a convincing Balkan accent; actress should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas.

Both roles are paid.

The following schedule is subject to change, but general availability for rehearsals should include:

August 13-August 15 - 6:00PM - 10:00PM
August 20-August 22 - 6:00PM - 10:00PM
August 27-29 - 6:00PM - 10:00PM
September 2nd - 10AM - 10PM
September 3rd - 5th - 6:00PM - 10:00PM


September 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7:30PM
September 9th @ 2:00PM

If you have any questions, please email auditions@allin-mke.com.