Special Film and Music Event—All Wigged Out: An Afternoon with Marcy Marxer
Join us for a screening of All Wigged Out, Marcy Marxer’s poignant yet often surprisingly hilarious musical show about her breast cancer experience, followed by Marcy Marxer in conversation with others.
All Wigged Out, The Musical starring Grammy winner Marcy Marxer with Cathy Fink; written by Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Andy Offutt Irwin; directed by Tracy Walsh
In All Wigged Out, Grammy winner Marcy Marxer blends music, storytelling, comedy, and advice based on her firsthand experiences with breast cancer, starting with a funky mammogram in June 2015 and ending shortly after her last chemo pill in spring 2021. Says Marxer, “There were times when the wig shop gals gave me more information than my doctors. So did conversations with other patients in the chemo room.” With her renowned musical mastery and eclectic wit, Marxer traces her transition from award-winning virtuosic musician to artist struggling with chemo-induced neuropathy and the path back to touring musician. It happens to coincide with her hair story. Marcy is joined by partner Cathy Fink, bass player Stacy McMichael, and drummer Janet Cramer.
Hardly anyone these days is not touched by cancer in some way, either directly or via friends and family. The goal of the musical is not only to tell Marcy’s story but also to help medical professionals, friends, family, and even strangers learn how they can best support those with cancer while keeping a sense of humor.
Image courtesy of Marcy Marxer