Kay Shean has been a member of Plan-B Theatre’s board since 2001. She has participated in nearly every SLAM and directed THE END OF THE HORIZON in 2008.
I am a self-proclaimed HEDWIG groupie…
I saw Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter in the original production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Roxy in Los Angeles in 1974 and wondered if I’d ever have that much fun again. Then, in 2003, I attended opening night of Plan-B’s production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and watched Aaron Swenson play Hedwig. He blew the roof off the theatre and I was hooked!
I went to the show over and over again… as often as I possibly could. Then, when Plan-B remounted the show in 2005, I spent almost every night at the theater reliving the joy of Hedwig. I am absolutely an Aaron Swenson/Hedwig groupie. Aaron’s performance took me on an emotional rock-and-rolling rollercoaster ride I never wanted to end. Now I’ve got tickets to ride again!
As soon as Jerry announced that for the production’s 10th anniversary Plan-B would reprise the show at Park City’s Egyptian Theatre this summer with Aaron as Hedwig, I started playing the CD, singing each and every song as loudly as my limited vocal abilities allow. I bought tickets the minute they went on sale and I can’t wait to see what Aaron will do this time as the mixed-up, sexy, sad, hilarious, off-the-wall, amazing, down-and-out transgender rock-and-roll-star wannabe . . .
Those of you who have excellent math skills may have figured out if I was at the Roxy in West Hollywood seeing THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in 1974, I am not a 20-something now . . . or even a 30-something. To be absolutely clear, I’m a member of the demographic group buying senior tickets at the movies and super-senior ski passes. And… I’m counting the days to the opening of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH! As I said at the beginning… I’m a self-proclaimed Hedwig groupie and proud of it.
Welcome back Hedwig! Here’s to one more wild ride!