Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Jerick Hoffer/Jinkx Monsoon, Returns to Rock Seattle Dec. 17

By Adam Hetrick
17 Dec 2013

Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon

Jerick Hoffer, whose drag alter-ego Jinkx Monsoon was crowned the winner of the fifth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," returns to the Seattle stage Dec. 17 in a remounting of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Ian Bell directs the Dec. 17-22 engagement of Hedwig, which plays the Moore Theatre. Hoffer starred in Hedwig for the Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group earlier this year. The companies are also presenting the encore staging.

Hoffer is joined by Erin Stewart as Yitzhak. The members of the "Angry Inch" include musicians from the Seattle bands The Walkabouts, 1uppers, Zony Mash and Swallow. Hedwig has a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.

Read Jinkx Monsoon's Playbill Playlist featuring "Drag Standards For the Old and Old at Heart."

The musical centers on "Hedwig Schmidt, the transgender rock-and-roll goddess who recounts her outrageous life story as the lead singer of a sleazy lounge act, backed by her recalcitrant husband Yitzhak and her band, 'The Angry Inch.'"

Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. Hoffer's other credits include Balagan Theatre's Spring Awakening, The 5th Avenue Theatre's Rent and Hairspray in concert.

As previously reported, Hedwig will premiere on Broadway in 2014 with Neil Patrick Harris.

For tickets visit balagantheatre.org.