Hedwig and the Angry Inch

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” contains mature content and strong language

January 19-February 10

Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music/Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Winner of four Tony Awards, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” follows a fictional band, The Angry Inch, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender East German singer/songwriter. The story unfolds as the glam-rocker and her band tour the country following former lover and superstar, Tommy Gnosis, who has stolen Hedwig’s songs, achieving great success. Resentful and alone, Hedwig shares her emotional story of growing up as a boy in East Berlin, through her botched sex change operation and incredible life journey to the United States in search of her other half. With a high-energy pop/rock score, the show is part concert, part story and part drag performance.

About The Cast

JAKE MENDES – (HEDWIG) – Arvada Center: Joseph and… Dreamcoat (Reuben) A Chorus Line (Paul),  I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Simon Bright). Off-Broadway: Bunnicula, Pinkalicious: The Musical. NY Theatre: Xanadu, A Man Of No Importance, The Little Dog Laughed (Alex), The Normal Heart (Tommy), The Drowsey Chaperone. Regional Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Spring Awakening (Georg), Assassins (Charles Guiteau), RENT (Angel). Jake received a B.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado and is a 2016 True West Award winner.

NORRELL MOORE – (YITZHAK) – Last seen in the Arvada Center’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other credits include Shakespeare Cabaret (Globe Theatre); I Don <3 U Ne Mor (Lucille Lortel/NY Fringe); Legally Blonde, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, and A Chorus Line (Arvada Center); Shrek the Musical and Sisters of Swing (BDT Stage); Anything Goes and Hair (Town Hall Arts Center); Catch Me If You Can (Aurora Fox); Cabaret (Ignite Theatre); Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Ben Dicke Productions).  B.F.A. Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Member of AEA.


“[Jake] Mendes gives a gutsy, all-stops-out performance. He struts and strides, erects defenses and dismantles them. He maintains a love-hate relationship with the audience so that when he invades the first few rows, you’re never sure if he’s going to flirt or spit. Whichever it is, you can’t take your eyes off him.”

-Juliet Wittman, WESTWORD

“Hedwig recently received a revival on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris in the titular role. After hearing Mendes’ voice embody Hedwig, and giving the Broadway version a listen, it’s clear that Harris’s performance doesn’t hold a candle to what’s on stage at the Fox right now.” 5/5 Stars

-Ramsey Scott, Aurora Sentinel


Orchestra Center: $37

Orchestra Left/Right: $33

Balcony: $33

Military/Seniors: $60+: $26

Students: $26 ($18 on Thursdays)

Theatre Industry: $26 ($18 Thursdays)

Box Office: 303-739-1970

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and one hour before each production

Hedwig and the Angry Inch plays on The Aurora Fox Mainstage:

Fridays: Jan 19 (opening), 26, Feb 2, 9  7:30 pm

Saturdays: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3*, 10*  7:30 pm

Sundays: Jan 21, 28  2:00 pm

Thursdays: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8  7:30 pm

*JOIN US FOR SOME LATE NIGHT FUN!! On Saturday Feb 3 & 10, there will be additional 11:00 pm late-night performances