September 18 and 19 // 8pm // 19+ // $25
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Canadian Tour coming to Toronto
On September 18 and 19, Andrew Morrisey will be bringing his impeccable vocals and signature comedic style to Toronto in a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
This Tony Award winning cult classic, takes its audience on a funny, heartbreaking, transgender rock roller coaster of a ride that follows Hedwig Robinson on her journey from communist East Berlin to a trailer park in Kansas.
Last Fall, Montreal Theatre Hub hailed the production as “A triumph in poignant genderqueer production.”
Originally from Nova Scotia and now based in New York, Morrisey brings both humor and vulnerability to the role of the fiercely defiant Hedwig. Broadway World had this to say about Morrisey’s portrayal of the titular role – “Morrisey brings a rare electricity that is powered by vulnerability and glitter. Hedwig is a difficult role but he was able to flawlessly balance the character’s seductive moves and humour with heart on sleeve emotions. Some actors are born to play a role – Morrisey was meant for Hedwig. Move over, Neil!”
Supported by Montreal’s Noelle Hannibal in the role of Yitzhak, and a 4 piece band, the production raises important questions about gender, identity, and acceptance. Ultimately, however, it has been the messages of love and redemption that have continued to draw audiences in for more than two decades since it was first performed in drag bars and Off Broadway dives by the show’s creator John Cameron Mitchell.
Directed by Margot Bégin
Starring Andrew Morrisey as Hedwig
Noelle Hannibal as Yitzhak
Musical Direction by Jacob Caines
Text by John Cameron Mitchel
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask