Directed by Chip Decker
ATC's audience favorite is back for our 25th Anniversary Season!
January 8 - 25, 2014
Approximate run time: 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission
Ladies and Gentlemen, whether you like it or not, here's HEDWIG! You voted...we listened, and now, it's your chance to get some HED! This glam rock musical follows Hedwig, the internationally ignored rock goddess who fell victim to a botched sex change operation.
Billy Ensley will reprise this defining role that he originated in 2002.Buy Tickets! Flex Pass Subscribers' Booking Request
Wednesday, January 8 @ 7:30 pm - Opening Night
Thursday, January 9 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, January 10 @ 8 pm - LGBT Community Mixer
Saturday, January 11 @ 8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Special Late Show Added! Saturday, January 11th @ 11 pm
Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm - Professionals Mixer.
Plus guest speaker Roberta Dunn for a talkback regarding transgender issues raised in the play.
Friday, January 17 @ 8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, January 19 @ 2:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 23 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, January 24 @ 8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, January 25 @ 8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, January 25 @ 11pm (Just Added Tickets $11.00)
HEDWIG - Billy Ensley
YITZHAK - Raquel Novo
Music Director/Keyboard/Skszp - Ryan Stamey
Drums/Schlatko - Greg Lisi
Bass/Jacek - Anthony Proctor
Guitar/Krzyzhtof - Jeremey DeCarlos
Guitar/Kaezho - Matt Carlson
Director - Chip Decker
Stage Manager - Carrie Cranford
Asst. Stage Manager - Sean Kimbro
Lighting Designer - TC Kouyeas
Make-up Artist - Clay Smith
Billy Ensley (Hedwig) is excited to return to ATC for HEDWIG with this incredible production team and musicians/actors! This will be his third time playing the role of Hedwig for ATC. Other ATC credits include: THE PILLOW MAN, PIAFF, VISITING MR. GREEN, YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY, BECKY’S NEW CAR, 8 THE PLAY. Directing credits for ATC include: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, and THE WINTER WONDERETTES. Billy was recently seen in the Moving Poets production of RE-LOADED at The Booth Theatre (PAC) and Queen City Theatre Company’s production of NEXT TO NORMAL at Spirit Square. This past season he directed AVENUE Q for Theatre Charlotte (MTA’s ‘Musical of the Year’) and this Spring will direct SHREK THE MUSICAL for Matthews’ Playhouse. A few of the companies he has performed or directed for include: The Blowing Rock Stage Company, The Opera House Theatre Company, Opera Carolina, CPCC Summer Theatre, The Hayes Center for the Performing Arts, Spirit Square, Theatre Charlotte. Honors include: 7 Metrolina Theatre Association awards, Creative Loafing’s ‘Theatre Person of The Year’, he has twice received Creative Loafing’s ‘Actor of the Year’, and was named “Best of the Best” in Charlotte Magazine for his portrayal of Hedwig.
Raquel Novo (Yitzhak) is excited to return to Actor's Theatre in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. As a alumna of American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, she has performed and modeled professionally for over 10+ years all over the world. Some of her credits include: "Magenta" in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, How to Look Good Naked (UK) [TV],"Alice Beane" in TITANIC, "Belle Barth" in SOPHIE, TOIE ND BELLE, "The Witch" in INTO THE WOODS, and "Nancy D./Waitress" in A NEW BRAIN. As well as numerous print ads and runway shows. “I couldn't have done this without the support from my Baka and a BIG thank you Chip and Dan for letting me be the man I always wanted to be.”
Ryan Stamey (Music Director/Keyboard/Skszp) a Charlotte area native, is no stranger to the ATC stage. He has appeared in such favorites as THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, TITLE OF SHOW, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, and BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. He has also been musical director for shows such as FIVE COURSE LOVE, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and THE WINTER WONDERETTES. He is thrilled to once again be rocking it out with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.
Greg Lisi (Drums/Schlatko) “I've been playing drums for 22 years. I am a New Jersey native but studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Miami. I moved to Charlotte in 2002 from Phoenix, AZ and began playing local theatres in 2004. I've played shows at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Theatre Charlotte and with Queen City Theatre. Every show has been a joyous learning experience but some of the most memorable have been BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, REEFER MADNESS, NEXT TO NORMAL, SLUT, TRAILOR PARK - The Musical, and EVIL DEAD-The Musical. I'd like to thank my beautiful wife Jaime and children Dominic and Nina for being so supportive of this passion.”
Anthony Proctor (Bass/Jacek) If you turn around and look behind you, you’ll see the control booth. That’s where Anthony sat, riding the faders, for every performance of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Actor’s Theatre. In fact, he won MTA’s award for Outstanding Sound Design for this very show in 2007. This is Anthony’s first appearance on the Actor’s Theatre stage, and he couldn’t be happier. His regular gig is the co-owner of 1060 Creative, a video production house here in Charlotte. “Huge thanks go out to The Lovely Wife™, Sheila, for her love, support, and chili. Also, beer. Because, beer.”
Jeremy DeCarlos (Guitar/Krzyzhtof) is a South Carolina native and currently resides in NoDa district of Charlotte. He holds a BA in theater performance from Winthrop University and has been playing guitar professionally since 2004. He has been seen onstage at Actors Theatre in past productions such as RED, THE WHIPPING MAN and TAKE ME OUT.
Matt Carlson (Guitar/Kaezho) is honored to perform as a band member in Actor’s Theatre’s HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Last fall, Matt performed in his first Actor’s Theatre production, BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Bandleader). Matt’s additional acting credits include NEXT TO NORMAL (Henry), GODSPELL (Matt), and CYBERSOUL, TEEN ROCK MUSICAL (Rick), which he co-wrote and directed. Matt also played the role of Rafael in the GMC TV film, TRINITY GOODHEART. Matt is a college transfer student at CPCC and plans to complete a music performance degree. “Big shout out to Chip, Billy, Ryan, Raquel, Greg, Anthony, Jeremy, Carrie, and crew! You have been incredible to work with! Special thanks to everyone who comes to see this beautiful show! ”
Billy Ensley as HEDWIG
Photo Credit: George Hendricks Photography
Billy Ensley as HEDWIG
Photo Credit: George Hendricks Photography