|the three Hedwigs: Malcolm Lee, Luna Muse, and Splash
(photo by Lou R.R. Zurn)
|Hedwig and Yitzhak (Luna Muse and Lux, photo by Lou R.R. Zurn)
|Tommy gets music lessons from Hedwig
(M.C.Rawr and Splash, photo by Lou R.R. Zurn)
Jade Bjelland-Hagberg leads the four-piece onstage band, aka The Angry Inch. The music sounds great; each of the performers brings their own unique style to this familiar punk rock score, and we even get three Hedwigs singing in harmony. A hot pink day bed is the only set piece needed, and Samantha Rei's flashy costumes fit the bill.
Seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch is always a transformative experience, following Hedwig's epic journey to find and be her true self, and allow those around her to do the same. This version gives us three Hedwigs for the price of one, and an authentic perspective on the story.