Measure the Music: “Wig in a Box”

By Jake Padilla

“Wig in a Box” from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, measure 31

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This months selection is a very special one to me. I just finished performing in this musical 101 times since December. The repetition came with a whole spectrum of purposes, surprises and emotions.

This measure was possibly my most anticipated measure and I approached it with refreshed energy time and time again. I think the song is very fitting as well: as this song suggests, after experiencing the same things over and over you have to get up and do it again.

Repetition closes your eyes so that the rest of you can see what it’s doing.
Building a space for your body to fill.