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Best (Hopefully) Annual Valentine's Day Show That Comes With a Lap Dance

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

For two different years, Tucson's Christopher Johnson has produced a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, with the Tucson actor deliciously playing the title role. Johnson raised money for the last production offering lap dances to big-giving sugar daddies—watching that take place in the Screening Room was a beautiful thing. The last show was billed as a Valentine's Day treat and it was, and it was also hinted that the show could become an annual event. Those in the Hedwig cult rejoiced, and after seeing Johnson in the role twice, the promise of seeing him play the transgendered Berliner in any annual format means between Rio Nuevo and light-rail construction and a monsoon with little rain, life in the Old Pueblo is sometimes fucking brilliant.

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