All Wigged Out
Marcy Marxer is a GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter/multi-
The heartwarming musical comedy takes us through Marcy's many stages of diagnosis and discovery with hope, grace and her unique style. From comparing her cancer journey to being dragged through a car wash while playing the musical washboard, to dealing with everyone's "Unsolicited Advice" to showing the ridiculous "My Chemo Bag" given to her at the hospital, Marcy sticks to the truth while finding humor in many moments. Why is there a lint roller in that bag? Cindy at the Wig Shop put Marcy at ease in the transition to baldness, and also at times told more truth than the doctors who soft-pedaled potential side effects to treatment.
The ten songs span multiple styles of music showcasing Marcy's talents on the ukulele, mandolin and electric guitar through swing, punk, rock, jazz, Gospel and old-time country. Marcy triumphs over adversity while celebrating forty years together with the love of her life and musical partner, Cathy, ending with a perfect duet, "Two Peas In A Pod." The American Cancer Society has indicated that by the year 2030, 1 in 2 people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer. Sooner or later all of us will be caregivers, patients, loved ones in someone's cancer circle. ALL WIGGED OUT helps us navigate this maze while showcasing the power of hope, the power of love and the power of advocacy. GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton called it, "Hilarious and deeply moving."
Filmed by the Emmy Award winning HMS Media in Evanston, IL before a live audience. Directed by Tracy Walsh. Run time: 58 minutes.
WETA piece on ALL WIGGED OUT:
Our film, ALL WIGGED OUT, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning with a fabulous interview by Leila Fadel. Listen to the interview here: https://tinyurl.com/2pwhrs2e
Congressman Jamie Raskin interview with Cathy & Marcy as his local heroes:
Sat. November 11, 2023 - Lansing, MI - Women in the Arts Festival
Selected Past Screenings
- New Haven Doc Festival, CT
- Hi-Pointe Theater, St. Louis
- Ballad Health/Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, TN
- Creative Alliance, Baltimore
- Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Silver Spring, MD
- NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
- American Nurses Association, virtual
- Ft. Lee Library, NJ
All Wigged Out is available for educational and or non-theatrical exhibition licensing at:
What They're Saying
“ALL WIGGED OUT is heartwarming, touching, hilarious and SO relatable! A true 'must see' for us all.“
“ALL WIGGED OUT invites audiences to rethink how we approach life-threatening diagnoses as both patients and caregivers. With its humor and humanity, audiences are reminded each of us is stronger than we think and there are everyday changes in the process for which we can advocate.”
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“Your film is a joyous and rousing tribute to an inspiring musician going through her worst nightmare. We were charmed by the way ALL WIGGED OUT managed to take an absolutely horrifying subject matter and make dealing with it a hopeful and sunny experience.”
“All Wigged Out” shines a light to show what emotions, challenges and triumphs LGBTQ couples go through when dealing with life’s obstacles such as cancer. “All Wigged Out” offers insights for caregivers, families and friends of cancer patients and others living with illness, but it is also unabashedly LGBTQ and feminist, and a hugely entertaining and comic show that demonstrates a universally moving personal story.”
“ALL WIGGED OUT is heartwarming, touching, hilarious and SO relatable! A true “must see” for us all.“
“Laughter and tears I didn’t know I needed.”
“This needs to be seen by patients, nurses, and docs in the field. Thank you for giving me more insight to better care for my patients.”
“All Wigged Out is also about the caregiver/advocate and her parallel journey, and ultimately it's about love, of and for one another, something we all reach for. And how many thousands of households in the world can tell and relate to that story?”
ALL WIGGED OUT is fiscally sponsored by the Institute of Musical Traditions, a 501 ©3 non-profit.