August 25 - 27, 2011

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    Thursday at 7:30pm
    Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm

    All seats reserved: $25


    Free Dance Party at Real Artways with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch immediately following the Saturday, August 27th performance! 


After the Saturday night show, everyone is invited to Real Art Ways for "Turn on the 8track: Open Cast Party with the stars of Hedwig and the Angry Inch" after the show for DJ, dancing and drinks.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask is about a fictional rock & roll band fronted by "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt - a fourth-wall smashing, transgendered, East German rock goddess. Premiering in 1998, it has been performed throughout the world and has developed a following similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Hedwig tells her story in a rock-gig-meets-stand-up-routine backed by her hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch". Hedwig - then a boy named Hansel - meets Luther, an American GI, who promises to take him to the U.S. provided he switches his gender.  A year and one botched sex change operation later, Luther abandons the now-named Hedwig in a Midwestern trailer park, where she turns to music.  She takes misunderstood Christian teenage rocker Tommy under her wing as a protégé and object of her affection.  He soon runs off, achieving rock superstardom with the songs she wrote.  Hedwig is currently shadowing Tommy's world tour with her own concerts; performing in any dive bar within close proximity to Tommy's stadium shows. It's a rocking ride - funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch, when he/she deserves a mile.

The production at Playhouse On Park features Gene Dante and Lisa van Oosterum, stars of the 2002-2003 critically acclaimed production that took place at the Institute for Contemporary Art Theatre and Axis Nightclub in Boston.

GENE DANTE (Hedwig/ Tommy Gnosis) Prior to starring opposite Lisa van Oosterum in the critically acclaimed 2002-2003 Boston production of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, they toured Europe together in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (as Riff Raff and Columbia, respectively). Closer to home, he played Benny in RENT and he’s been featured in several productions with Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphans, notably: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS EVE, CINDERELLA ROCKS, CLEOPATRA - THE MUSICAL. Gene (with his band The Future Starlets) released ‘The Romantic Lead’, and album of Gene’s original rock songs. The video for “A Madness to His Method” was featured on MTV’s LOGO Network. Gene continues to write and perform original music and currently spends his time between Boston and New York. Check out: www.genedante.com or www.facebook.com/genedante.futurestarlets. Follow Gene at www.twitter.com/genedante

LISA VAN OOSTERUM (Yitzhak) Lisa is thrilled to be returning to the stage after a 7 year hiatus. An Emerson College graduate, Lisa has been performing in plays since she was a kid. She has very fond memories of performing with Gene Dante in the 2002-2003 Boston production of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH as well in the 1998-1999 European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show as Columbia. Other favorite roles include Veruca Salt in WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Cordelia in FALSETTOS, Connie Miller in 1940’s RADIO HOUR and flying as PETER PAN. She can be heard as several characters in the POKEMON television show. Currently, she resides in South Portland with her husband and 2 kids where she teaches Acting at SMCC.  She would like to thank her husband for his unconditional love and support!!

ERIK ANDERSEN (Skszp, keyboard, guitar) Erik, born and raised in Dartmouth, MA, began his musical career at the age of 7 when he started learning the piano.  After almost 10 years of ivory tickling, he then, and has since, focused his attention towards the guitar.  He met and later joined Gene Dante and The Future Starlets while working at their record label, Omnirox Entertainment in Boston.  He attended and recently graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Music Industry.  This is Erik’s theatrical debut.

ADAM AMOROSO (Krzyzhtoff, guitar) Adam Amoroso is a prolific composer, arranger and performer.  He was the lead guitarist and a founding member of the Boston band The Mystery Tramps , winners of the 2007 WBCN/Berklee College of Music Battle of the High School Bands. In four years, the band released three CD’s including the full length Cure For The Common Misconception (2007) and the follow up EP, We Are The Mystery Tramps (2009).  Adam has been performing since the age of twelve and has sat in with the legendary James Montgomery Blues Band, and he has also performed on stage with Greg Hawkes (The Cars) and Danny Klein (The J Geils Band).  Adam is currently attending  Berklee College of Music in Boston.

JIM COLLINS (Jacek, bass) International playboy and bon vivant Jim Collins has a lust for life and all things “Saucy!”  When he’s not playing baccarat in Monaco or shagging supermodels on the Riviera, he can usually be found huddled alone in a dingy, dimly lit room watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. Jim currently plays bass guitar and sings in the following Boston-based bands:  Gene Dante & the Future Starlets; MEandJOANCOLLINS; Eddie Japan; The Buckners.

TAMARA GOODING (Schlatko, drums) From the moment Tamora Gooding sat behind her cousin’s drum set at the tender age of eleven it was love at first beat.  Since then she has played with numerous bands in varying situations; from cover bands in her native Connecticut to the eclectic Boston rock-electronica outfit, All the Queen’s Men, to the highly revered Edith Piaf-tribute combo, Ziaf (featured in the French film biography of Ziaf’s long-time collaborator, Marguerite Monnot, In the Shadow of Piaf), Tamora has traveled the world following her passion for music.  Her talents also have taken her to the world of theater when she played percussion in the Beau Jest Moving Theatre’s 2007 production of Samurai 7.0.  Her involvement in music also goes well-beyond drumming having been a sound engineer at Boston’s Syncro Sound and Soundtrack recording studios.  These days she continues to keep herself blissfully busy playing in the instrumental rock band, Axemunkee, laying down hip-hop grooves with EJ Labb and keeping down the beat with one of Boston’s premiere rock acts, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets.  She is truly a humble gem in the Boston music scene.  Tamora is endorsed by Grover Pro Percussion.   

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