Performances & Events

Passing Strange

Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:00PM
Arthur Miller Theatre

Passing Strange
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A Musical by Stew & Heidi Rodewald

Department of Musical Theatre
Directed by Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
Music Direction by Jason DeBord

General Admission by Floor $30 • Students $12 w/ID

In this semi-autobiographical story by musician Stew, a young man escapes to Europe to find his identity, both as a young person of color and as an artist. Unable to connect with his 1970s Southern Californian middle-class roots, the youth rebels against his family and travels to Amsterdam and Germany looking for the ‘real.’ As a narrator guides us through the youth’s journey of pot use, sexual exploration, and the nature of friendship, the youth comes to discover what it means to Feel Real.

Declared an “invigorating new perspective to the classic coming of age story (New York Times),” Passing Strange is a heartfelt and hilarious story about the challenges of being a young artist. Commissioned by the Public Theatre, the musical was work-shopped at the Sundance Theatre Lab for two years before debuting at the Berkeley Rep in 2006. The show moved to Broadway in 2008 where it won five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Lyrics, and Music, and the Tony Award for Best Book. The powerful, high-octane score combines rock, punk, R&B, and soul. “Richer in wit, feeling, and sheer personality (New York Times), Passing Strange is a passionate and original tale of growing up.

Please Note: This musical contains strong language, adult content, and flashing lights. Recommended for ages 14 and over.

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