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
MAY 1 - MAY 21/2011

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.

…the disparate styles referred to range from ’60s Europop to ’70s punk to ’80s electronic to Gilbert and Sullivan and Kurt Weill.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Photo: The Cast of “Passing Strange”. Photo by Rob Lorino 

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission