Superstition dictates that instead of wishing actors "good luck," you should tell them to "break a leg" or "stir me with your acting, you beautiful beast." Be moved with this GrouponLive deal to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at The Moore Theatre. Choose from the following options:
For $19, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $37.25 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 20, at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m.
For $21, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $42.75 value, including all fees). Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, January 18, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, January 19, at 10:30 p.m.
Doors open one hour before each performance.
Since premiering off Broadway in 1998, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has received both an Obie Award and a cult status to rival The Rocky Horror Show. Jerick Hoffer, a renowned local entertainer who audiences may recognize from Balagan Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening, steps into the role and wig of the titular Hedwig, an East German expatriot and victim of a botched sex-change operation. Hedwig tours with her band in the wake of her more successful former boyfriend, rock star Tommy Gnosis. Throughout the show, she shares the tale of her unusual life with an air both heartbreaking and charmingly self-deprecating. A glam-rock soundtrack backed by a full live band anchors the tale, challenging the audience to tear down Hedwig like the Berlin Wall in “Tear Me Down” before slowing into the surreal rock ballad and alternative Genesis story “Origin of Love.”
The Moore Theatre
If the walls of the Moore Theatre could talk, they would probably brag, and with plenty of reason. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the Moore Theatre has thrived as Seattle's oldest-running entertainment venue since 1907. Behind its quaint exterior, flanked with Italian and Byzantine terracotta details, lies a playhouse of grandiose opulence and architectural marvel. Inside, a grand lobby of marble, onyx, and mosaic flooring leads to an auditorium where ceiling frescos of cream and gold lord over 1,400 seats.
In its burgeoning years, the venue played host to performances by Ethel Barrymore, the Marx Brothers, and Harry Houdini, becoming a beacon for vaudeville's best and a vacation home for audiences during the Great Depression. Lately, the venue has welcomed a broad variety of community-based lectures, beauty pageants, and dance troupes. Its glimmering interiors have also added eye candy to many videos from rock bands such as Wilco, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam, and comedians such as Wanda Sykes and Patton Oswalt.