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Reviews of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Delphon "DJ" Curtis Jr. in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at The Armory. Photo by Owen Carey

Reviews of our 2022 Remount! 

What Critics Are Saying

"A strong reminder of how good theater can be and why we missed it so much." - Portland Mercury

"Delphon "DJ" Curtis Jr. once again puts his indelible mark on this show and makes it his own!" - Judy Nedry

Audience Raves

"The set design was fantastic! Beautifully built and designed. Similarly, the lighting really brought a new dimension to the show. The second act was so heartbreaking and so wonderfully acted." - Audience Rave

"Second time seeing it at PCS and love it every time!" - Audience Rave

"I love the show, and you could not have found two better performers to play off of each other. I laughed and I wept - the sign of a perfect show." - Audience Rave

"Powerful performance!" - Audience Rave

"It was wonderful. The lead playing Hedwig was magnificent - the talent and energy was magnetic. The set was inspiring and creative and the musicians were excellent." - Audience Rave

"Amazing talent and great production! We had a blast." - Audience Rave

"This was my first time seeing Hedwig and I was not disappointed! I loved the intimate atmosphere and of the performance. I was deeply moved by the play - so timely in so many ways. Everyone was outstanding - SO SO impressed by all the actors and musicians. I haven’t stopped thinking about all the layers of meaning and the importance of resilience, courage and freedom to be who you are. This play has expanded my understanding and compassion for the stories we all carry - that are too often left untold. It will live in me for awhile. I have grown as a result of seeing this performance. Thank you." - Audience Rave

"Seen at least 3 different Hedwigs around country. This is our favorite by far." - Audience Rave

Reviews of Our 2019-2020 Production

"A guitar-churning, face-melting, inventive new take on the genderqueer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It’s cleverly conceived, masterfully designed and mightily sung ... the show still speaks, shouts and sings to the struggles of anyone coping with outsider-ism and self-identity." - The Oregonian

"Portland Center Stage's current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is my third experience of this iconic show. And this production is the one that captured my imagination and moved me at the heart level. It's the one that motivated me to jump to my feet at the end, and the one I can most enthusiastically recommend." - The Portland Observer

"The show totally rocks! And is hilarious and is raunchy and is complex and is a wonderfully immersive experience in the Armory's intimate Ellyn Bye Studio ...  You're immersed in not only the drama of the stage play but the joy inherent in a rock show." - Ut Omnia Bene

"Energized, outrageous, and more than a little crazy ... wildly melodramatic, with pounding rock music and Beyoncé-inspired costumes and wigs. It’s a pop-culture/cult happening that Portland-area Hedwig aficionados will need to see again. And again." - Judy Nedry

"This glam rock concert musical delivers the goods -- it's a kickass testament to self-acceptance and a reminder that the world is a lot less binary than we try to make it." - BroadwayWorld

"Revolutionary, astonishing, and very worthy of comparison to Beyoncé. It's certainly a tall order, but Curtis' singing style has a powerhouse soulful approach, which brings the vision of a Hedwig/Beyoncé hybrid out of our dreams and into the Ellyn Bye." - The Mercury

Audience Raves

"I had been waiting over 20 years to see this live and it blew me away!"

"So Amazing!!!"

"A 1,000,000!!!"

"Loved Loved Loved!!!"

"I love the movie. I love the off Broadway version. And now I love the Portland Armory version!! DJ and Ithaca are fantastic!!"

"We left changed, invigorated, and moved to tears. You owe it to your soul to see [Delphon "DJ" Curtis Jr. and Ithica Tell] and this kickass band absolutely blow the roof off of The Armory ... from the basement."

"Hedwig was gorgeous beyond my dreams and the band generous. These are the reminders of why art is important."

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