Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Place: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach FL 33060
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Closes Out Outré’s 2017/18 Season
At the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Winner of the 2014 Tony Award, Hedwig features
local favorite Mike Westrich in the title role
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask
March 22 – April 8, 2018
Reception / Media Night: March 24, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets: $39 adults, $19 students and industry
Tickets available at www.ccpompano.org or by calling (954) 545-7800
Warning: This production contains adult themes and language.
March 1, 2018 — The Outré Theatre Company announces its final production of the 2017/18 season, the sensational Hedwig and the Angry Inch, book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Starring the multi-talented Mike Westrich as Hedwig and the award-winning Kat Gold as Yitzhak, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a glorious celebration of the genderqueer and the outsider, and is a fitting capstone to Outré’s sixth full season.
“In Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell has crafted a beautifully flawed character,” explains Skye Whitcomb, Outré’s Artistic Director and the director of the production. “She’s funny and foul-mouthed, tragic and touching, and wonderfully, wonderfully human. Mitchell himself said that she wasn’t a woman or a man, but a ‘gender of one,’ which I think is an incredibly necessary, complex way that we need to look at gender, especially in today’s society.”
The musical is styled in a cabaret/rock show style, with Hedwig a genderqueer rock singer who is touring the country, playing in dive bars and seedy venues. Discarding the fourth wall entirely, Hedwig tells their story to the audience, from their lonely childhood in East Berlin, to their botched gender reassignment surgery, to their desperate search for love and completion.
Outré is proud to partner with SunServe on this production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. SunServe is the first LGBTQ social service agency in South Florida. Recognizing that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care, SunServe’s mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth, and senior adults in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is directed by Skye Whitcomb and music directed by Carbonell Award winner Caryl Fantel.
The cast includes:
Kat Gold (Yitzhak) holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. Most recently seen in Broward Stage Door’s Saturday Night Fever and Smokey Joe’s Cafe, she received a 2017 Silver Palm Award and a Carbonell Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her work as Sarraghina in Nine the Musical.
Mike Westrich (Hedwig) is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and is a member of Actors’ Equity. He has been a recipient of multiple Silver Palm Awards, and was nominated for a Carbonell Award for his performance as Nathan Leopold in Outré’s production of Thrill Me. He was most recently seen in MNM’s Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour, and continues to tour as Harry in the children’s production of The Adventures of Bella and Harry: Let’s Visit London, a role he originated. Some other past credits include Spamalot, Hair, The Timekeepers, Rent, Avenue Q, Stars of David, and tick, tick…BOOM!
About Outré Theatre Company
Outré Theatre Company is a vibrant, growing theatre company in beautiful South Florida. Outré believes that theatre is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. They strive to create theatre which stimulates thought, provokes reflection, and encourages activism. www.outretheatrecompany.com
About the Cultural Alliance
The Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. The resident companies of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and education programming. For more information, www.ccpompano.org.
About the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library is a mixed-use City of Pompano Beach facility. The 47,000closeAn error occurred. square foot facility showcases a Cultural Center and Library under one roof. The Cultural Center features the best of regional talent in South Florida along with the finest international talent. A home to a 400-seat theater, an art gallery, and a state-of-the-art digital media center, the Cultural Center brings all disciplines together, not just under one roof but onto one stage.
Contact: Skye Whitcomb, Artistic Director