Dave Evanoff has been a huge part of Plan-B over the past decade. He has musically directed two previous productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and several installments of AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON, as well as composing/performing original music for RADIO HOUR: FRANKENSTEIN and RADIO HOUR: ALICE.
Why revisit HEDWIG for a third time?
First: the work itself. This one never gets old to me. I will enjoy the book and music until the day I die. It contains a powerful message in its words and wraps them up in a brightly colored box of kick-ass music.
Second: It’s an honor to put on another Hedwig with Aaron Swenson. You many not know this, but Aaron – as well as being a gifted actor and a brilliant singer – is a super genius! He truly is. It’s so much fun to sing songs with him. But at the same time I’m secretly hoping that the radioactive Stephen Hawking that bit him and gave him his powers of brilliance may one day pass its super powers on to me. I just pray that Aaron continues to use all of his genius super powers for good. Though, if he chooses the dark side, what ever he comes up with will be very, very clever.
Third: I get to dress up like a rock star and play and sing, like I once did for imaginary crowds in my parents’ basement.
Fourth: It’s another chance to work with Plan-B. I love these guys.
Come see HEDWIG. Its funny, poignant, silly, touching and it will rock your face off!