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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Winner of both an Obie and a Tony award, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fabulously entertaining, woefully ignored rocker with a legitimate axe to grind. A story of love, betrayal, and a sex change operation gone bad, Rolling Stone Magazine calls Hedwig the first rock musical "that truly rocks".

Hedwig and the Angry Inch brings theater alive with the pouding sounds of Rock 'n' roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality...the kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show-style event that may inspire a rabid cult following"  - The New York Times

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!"  - Time Magazine 

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Meet the Actors of Hedwig & The Angry Inch

Dayna Geiger


This is Dayna’s return to the world of musical theatre after a long break in which she sang lead in her own original rock band, became a mom of two, and perfected her minestrone recipe. She couldn’t have asked for a better re-entry role than Yitzhak, as she has been a huge fan of the show (a Hed-head even) since 1999 when her mind was blown by the original Off-Broadway production. Her last musical theatre role was Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, which was one of her favorites. You may also recognize Dayna as a long-time company member of No Holds Bard, where some favorite roles include Gonzalo in The Tempest, a Witch in Macbeth, Ophelia in Hamlet and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Dayna is also known to many as an esthetician in the Denver area, that is when she is not performing mom duties like making soup.

Drew Horwitz 


Credits include The Wild Party and As You Like It (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Equivocation and Cymbeline (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Jesus Christ Superstar (Arvada Center); Man of La Mancha (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center); Blood Brothers (Downtown Cabaret Theatre); Children of Eden (The Western Stage); seasons with the California and Carolinian Shakespeare Festivals; Burn This and Medea (The Edge Theatre); On Golden Pond (The Barth Hotel); Electra Onion Eater (Buntport Theater); Abundance, American Notes, Crimes of the Heart, Savage in Limbo (Sis Tryst); Godspell and You Can't Take It With You (Miner's Alley Playhouse.) Ouray County residents may recognize Drew from UpstART's No Holds Bard Shakespeare season where he performed the role of Caliban in The Tempest, summer 2017.

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Kate Kissingford


Kate is delighted to be bringing Hedwig to the local stage! For the last 28 years, Kate has gotten on stage as much as time and the Fates would allow. In 2003, Kate earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Florida Atlantic University. Locals may have seen her last year in Jericho by Jack Canfora and in The Tempest. Kate has fond memories of playing these favorite roles: Prospero in The Tempest, Beth in Jericho, Julianna in The Other Place, Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Father Toulon in Red Noses, various roles in The Laramie Project and The Vagina Monologues, Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Sylvia in Sylvia. Kate is a resident of Ouray, Colorado, where her counseling practice and motherhood keep her otherwise happily occupied.  Kate appreciates your support of her theater habit and hopes you make a habit of seeing UpstART productions!

Candice Carls

Music Director

Candice began her musical career very early, studying violin and voice, including classical, musical theater, jazz and pop. She spent the majority of her undergrad at University of Denver Lamont Conservatory of Music with a full scholarship. In addition, she also studied neurologic music therapy techniques at CSU, focusing on children with special needs. Since Lamont, she has pursued an active performance and teaching career, singing with Bobby McFerrin, Peter Eldridge,Kate McGarry, Jackie Allen and many others. Jazz is her passion, but she is equally comfortable in any style, level, and vocal type. She loves arranging a-capella pieces, directing children's choirs and theater groups, sewing couture gowns and refinishing furniture.