I had a chance to interview Hannah Corneau (who will be playing the role of Yitzhak).
Q: Tell me about one of your favorite moments or numbers in the show. Why do you love it?
A: I love performing “Midnight Radio”, and you’ll have to see the show to discover why!
Q: Why do you think Seattle theatre or music lovers won’t want to miss Hedwig?
A: Seattle has such a prolific and innovative music scene and fantastic minds within the community. I feel as though the music and message of “Hedwig” will reach and move Seattle audiences.
Q:How does this production stand apart from the movie?
A: It is told through the format of a true rock show. It’s only Hedwig, Yitzhak, and the Band. How we tell the story with only those people is truly a unique theatrical experience. Additionally, our technical and production elements in the theatrical version of Hedwig are extremely vivid.
Q: What are you looking forward to during your stay in Seattle?
A: The food, people, music, and the fresh air. I would also love to whale watch!
About the show:
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. It’s about finding your other half; it’s the story of the origin of love.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and starring Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Euan Morton, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take Seattle by storm with what Rolling Stone proclaims is “the best rock musical ever!”