From Helvetia Theatre
New Helvetia Theatre presents the rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask from June 6 through 27, 2009.
Directed by Matthew Schneider and starring Christopher Davis Carlisle in the title role of Hedwig, the show features Sacramento Indie Band "The New Humans" as Hedwig's band "The Angry Inch." HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the first full production from New Helvetia Theatre.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the story of Hansel, an East German boy who has undergone a botched sex change operation and become "Hedwig." After being left by her husband, Hedwig forms a band called "The
Angry Inch." Told through monologue and live musical performances, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH debuted Off-Broadway in 1998 and won the Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Christopher Davis Carlisle, who stars as Hedwig, recently appeared in
Center Theatre Group's new musical THE POST OFFICE by Melissa James
Gibson and Michael Friedman, and West Coast Ensemble Theatre's
ASSASSINS, which won the LA Drama Critics Circle award for best
ensemble. His touring and regional credits include roles in PIPPIN,
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, FOLLIES, and TWIST.
Matthew Schneider is a New York-based director, dancer, and actor who
trained at CAP 21, the musical theater program at NYU's Tisch School of the
Arts. He has had principal and ensemble roles in over sixteen productions,
including Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS and most recently the Mark
Lamos-directed PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
New Helvetia Theatre was founded in January 2009 by Sacramento native
Connor Mickiewicz and was launched with a sold-out, one-night-only concert
performance of the musical CELEBRATION. New Helvetia Theatre's mission is
to rediscover forgotten gems of the American Musical while re-examining
classic musicals and plays, to be the birthplace of new, intimate musicals
and plays, and to create theatre that is important to the Sacramento area
and the state of California.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH opens with three preview performances
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 3-5 at 8 pm. The Opening Night
Gala and Press Performance is Saturday, June 6 at 8pm. Regular performance
times are Thursday at 8 pm, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and 9 pm. The
production runs through June 27 at the Artisan Theatre, 1901 Del Paso Blvd.,
Sacramento 95815. Tickets prices are $18 (preview), $25 (regular), $35
(gala opening night). Call 1-800-838-3006 or go to
PLEASE NOTE: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH deals with adult subject
matter; parental consideration is advised for minors.