Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Featuring Queer Cabaret Pre-show Hosted by Dandy!)

An anatomically incorrect rock odyssey

Calling all HED-heads!

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, May 21 for a screening of John Cameron Mitchell‘s gorgeously remastered cult-classic musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.

Even better?

This screening will feature a live and interactive Queer Cabaret pre-show hosted by none other than Tiktok star and gender clown, Dandy! Joined by a super-fan group of dedicated HED-heads, these stars of stage and screen pay homage to the music of the film with a musical comedy, sing-a-long, audience participation, song-and-dance romp of a good time. And darling, costumes are very welcome and encouraged – of course, there will be prizes!

The phenomenally talented (not to mention very sparkly!) Mitchell wrote, directed, and stars in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the cult rock musical about a transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin who tours the U.S. with her band, while recounting her life story. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shore, Andrea Martin.

“‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ is a powerful story about identity and creation and pain and love.” (Birth.Movies.Death.)

Saturday, May 21
Doors 7:30 pm | Queer Cabaret Pre-Show 8:00 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Please arrive on time! Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets HERE | $20 at the door
Featuring Genesis, Anuar, and Ryan Alexander MacDonald!

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. All seating is GA. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001 / 95 mins / 14A) | Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Reassignment Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to – years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig – but then left with all her songs.

See also:

Dandy on TikTok
Enemies of Dorothy

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.”

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About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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