Hedwig and the Angry Inch

 

The Q Collective  Presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch | Text:  John Cameron Mitchell  | Music and Lyrics:  Stephen Trask  | Logo Design: Kai Keifer, 2019

The Q Collective Presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch | Text: John Cameron Mitchell | Music and Lyrics: Stephen Trask | Logo Design: Kai Keifer, 2019

I had an amazing time music directing the Q Collective’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in June 2019 at The Monocle. Click here for more on the show, click here for the program, and scroll down for some great quotes from reviewers, a few behind-the-scenes photos, and a video!

“Production-wise, this may be small scale, but the technical quality is first-rate. From the excellent band led by music director Holly Barber, to impressive lighting by Brian M. Ebbinghaus, to truly dazzling costume, wig, and makeup design by Lauren Smith, this production brings Hedwig’s world to life with remarkable detail. Hedwig and the Angry Inch from The Q Collective has the feel of an edgy indie-rock show in a small club. It’s bold, quirky and edgy, and entirely winning.”
—Michelle Kenyon, Snoops Theatre Thoughts


“The songs are catchy and hard rocking, even the ballads have a bit of an edge to them, but also surprisingly tender and always well-motivated. “The Origin of Love,” “Sugar Daddy,” and “Wicked Little Town” are forces to be reckoned with while “Wig in a Box” and “Midnight Radio” linger and caress, and I would listen to a Steingruby and Dowling cast recording again and again. The two also receive excellent support from Holly Barber and The Angry Inch Band with sharp, well-focused direction by Jordan Woods.”

—Tina Farmer, KDHX

“The highest caliber…the numbers were terrific! Excellent work…by the band: music director Holly Barber, J. Michael, John Gerdes, and Joe Winters.”

—Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle

“the band at the Monocle is very good…”

—Richard Green, Talkin’ Broadway

Rehearsing at  St. Paul  with Sarah Gene Dowling as Yitzhak and  Luke Steingruby  as Hedwig. PC:  Casey Richards

Rehearsing at St. Paul with Sarah Gene Dowling as Yitzhak and Luke Steingruby as Hedwig. PC: Casey Richards

Posing after the show with the Angry Inch ( J. Michael  on lead guitar, me on keys and rhythm guitar and keys, Joe Winters on drums, and John Gerdes on bass. PC:  Casey Richards )

Posing after the show with the Angry Inch (J. Michael on lead guitar, me on keys and rhythm guitar and keys, Joe Winters on drums, and John Gerdes on bass. PC: Casey Richards)

Recording at  Sawhorse Studios  with engineer  Kevin Baudrexl  (not pictured),  Luke Steingruby  (Hedwig), and director  Jordan Woods .

Recording at Sawhorse Studios with engineer Kevin Baudrexl (not pictured), Luke Steingruby (Hedwig), and director Jordan Woods.

Recording guitar at  Sawhorse Studios  with engineer  Kevin Baudrexl  (not pictured).

Recording guitar at Sawhorse Studios with engineer Kevin Baudrexl (not pictured).