Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Calling all Hed-heads!

By Meredith Deliso

Don your most fabulous outfit, work on that German accent and find the blondest wig you possibly can as the Bell House hosts a singalong to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on May 26.

“ ‘Hedwig’ is such a natural choice for a big group sing-along at a bar,” said organizer Jerm Pollet. “It’s gonna be through the roof with beehives and extravagant clothes.”

John Cameron Mitchell’s breakout film offers that most-hackneyed Hollywood plot: East German rocker Hedwig’s sex change operation is botched, leaving him-her with the titual “angry inch,” but plenty of material as he-she hits the dive bar circuit in fruitless persuit of her great love, singer Tommy Gnosis.

At this singalong, you can belt it out to rock songs including “Origin of Love,” “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” and the title track, as well as participate in best costume, best drag, lip sync and trivia competitions, and sip drinks modeled after the songs.

“The whole event is filled with audience-participation,” said Pollet, who is especially looking forward to the wig-off. “This is going to be a night to remember!”

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” singalong at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643-6510], May 26 at 8 pm. Tickets $8. For info, visit


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