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LADY DAY & HEDWIG

Jun 07 – Jul 08 2018

CLOSING WEEKEND! Two productions in rotating repertory:

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inch


LADY DAY AT emerson’s bar and grill

by Lanie Robertson

Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill paints a stirring portrait of jazz legend Billie Holiday as she performs one of her last solo concerts, four months before her death. Packed with the music that made her both a legend – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “God Bless the Child” – and a cultural flashpoint – “Strange Fruit” – Lady Day tells an intimate story of a complex woman through reminisces, confessions, and unforgettable music.

Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Mathew Wright

The off-Broadway smash-hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the electrifying story of Hedwig, a German emigrant who suffered a botched sex-change operation, as she travels the country in hopeless romantic pursuit of her former lover. First a hit on stage and again on screen, John Cameron Mitchell’s hard-rock tale of transformation has earned critical acclaim and a legion of fans across the world.

Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm  / GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze and strobe effects.


SEATING OPTIONS

ArtsWest has been transformed for Hedwig and Lady Day! With 10 Cabaret Tables on the floor and backed barstools on houses right and left, you can be truly transported into the world of Lady Day‘s 1950s nightclub or Hedwig’s modern-day rock hideout. 

The backed barstools on houses right and left are separated by a cozy table – for patrons coming to the show as a pair, pick seats on either side of the table (represented on the seating chart as a blocked seat) and you’re all set for an unforgettable evening.


Practical Questions of Wholeness

Both Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inchare powerful, penetrating portraits of performers as they grapple with their identity through music. The title of the repertory pairing – Practical Questions of Wholeness, a line from Hedwig  – speaks to the search both artists undertake to trace the fault lines, and find the missing pieces, to their fractured senses of self.  

Presented in rotating repertory

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be performed Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. In this rotating repertory arrangement, performances happen on alternating days on the same set, giving audiences the opportunity to see first-hand how performance and storytelling completely transform a space.

GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze.


Co-sponsor: The Hansberry Project

Two productions in rotating repertory:

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inch


LADY DAY AT emerson’s bar and grill

by Lanie Robertson

Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill paints a stirring portrait of jazz legend Billie Holiday as she performs one of her last solo concerts, four months before her death. Packed with the music that made her both a legend – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “God Bless the Child” – and a cultural flashpoint – “Strange Fruit” – Lady Day tells an intimate story of a complex woman through reminisces, confessions, and unforgettable music.

Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze and strobe effects.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Mathew Wright

The off-Broadway smash-hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the electrifying story of Hedwig, a German emigrant who suffered a botched sex-change operation, as she travels the country in hopeless romantic pursuit of her former lover. First a hit on stage and again on screen, John Cameron Mitchell’s hard-rock tale of transformation has earned critical acclaim and a legion of fans across the world.

Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm | GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze and strobe effects.


SEATING OPTIONS

ArtsWest has been transformed for Hedwig and Lady Day! With 10 Cabaret Tables on the floor and backed barstools on houses right and left, you can be truly transported into the world of Lady Day‘s 1950s nightclub or Hedwig’s modern-day rock hideout. 

The backed barstools on houses right and left are separated by a cozy table – for patrons coming to the show as a pair, pick seats on either side of the table (represented on the seating chart as a blocked seat) and you’re all set for an unforgettable evening.


Practical Questions of Wholeness

Both Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Hedwig and the Angry Inchare powerful, penetrating portraits of performers as they grapple with their identity through music. The title of the repertory pairing – Practical Questions of Wholeness, a line from Hedwig  – speaks to the search both artists undertake to trace the fault lines, and find the missing pieces, to their fractured senses of self.  

Presented in rotating repertory

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be performed Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. In this rotating repertory arrangement, performances happen on alternating days on the same set, giving audiences the opportunity to see first-hand how performance and storytelling completely transform a space.

GET TICKETS

Note: this production features the use of water-based haze.

 

CAST

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Felicia Loud – Billie Holiday

Darrius Willrich – Jimmy Powers

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Nicholas Japaul Bernard – Hedwig

Dani Hobbs – Yitzhak

 

CREATIVE

Valerie Curtis-Netwon – Director, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Michael Owcharuk – Musical Director, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Mathew Wright – Director, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Chris DiStefano  –  Musical Director, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Liza Vaughn – Stage Manager, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Barbara Cawley – Stage Manager, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Tyler Harr  –  Assistant Musical Director, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sound Designer  –  Stephon Jamaa’l Dorsey
Lighting Designer  – Tristan Roberson
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Costume Designer  – Ricky German
Properties Master – Andrea Spraycar
Choreographer  –  Shadou Mintrone
Wig Designer – Sam I’AM

Musicians

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Chris DiStephano – First Keys

Luke Kane – Drums

Beck Martin – Guitar

Olivia Hamilton – Bass

Tyler Harr – Secondary Keys

 

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Darrius Willrich – Keys

Nate Omdal – Bass