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Passing Strange
book and lyrics by Stew
music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
directed by Kate Warner**
musical direction by Todd C. Gordon
choreography by Kelli Edwards
Charles Mosesian Theater

Eric Levenson***, scenic design
Gail Astrid Buckley***, costume design
Karen Parsons, lighting design
Aaron Mack, sound design
Julien Winter Tremblay*, stage manager

featuring Cheo Bourne* as Youth, Cliff Odle as Narrator, and Maurice E. Parent* as Franklin/Joop/ Mr. Venus

Cast (in alphabetical order):

Cheo Bourne*
, Youth
De’Lon Grant*, Terry/Christophe/Hugo
Eve Kagan*, Sherry/Mariana/Sudabey
Cliff Odle, Narrator
Maurice E. Parent*, Franklin/Joop/Mr. Venus
Cheryl Singleton*, Mother
Kami Rushell Smith*, Edwina/Renata/Desi

Brian Grochowski, Bass and Guitar
Erik Puslys, Guitar
Cliff Odle, Bass and Vocal
Jen Lowe, Conductor and Percussion

Passing Strange
in the Charles Mosesian Theater

May 1 - May 22, 2011
Press Opening Monday, May 2 @ 7:30pm

This 2008 Tony Award-winning modern Broadway musical, whose title was born from the illustrious Moor's lines in Shakespeare's Othello, takes audiences on a pilgrimage led by a Narrator who shares his life through song. This soulful journey follows a young man from a comfortable, suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles, to the coffeehouses of an Amsterdam paradise, and finally to the riotous art houses of West Berlin, as he searches for his artistic and personal voice - what he calls "the real." Experience one man's personal story through this uniquely passionate musical.

Run Time: Two Hours and 15 minutes including one intermission.

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Book.


...the disparate styles referred to range from '60s Europop to '70s punk to '80s electronic to Gilbert and Sullivan and Kurt Weill.


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