Passing Strange: Musical Info & Synopsis


Passing Strange follows a young man’s quest for “the real” as he travels from Los Angeles to Europe. The protagonist, referred to as Youth, rebels against his middle-class upbringing, seeking authenticity and self-discovery. As he navigates different cultures and confronts the complexities of identity, Youth grapples with the price of personal freedom. Passing Strange is a coming-of-age musical that explores themes of race, culture, and the search for one’s true self.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 7

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1970s / Germany (Berlin), Netherlands (Amsterdam), USA (California)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Stew

Music: Heidi Rodewald

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2008)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


2000s, Black Artists, Narrator, Original, Rock, Small Cast, Sung-Through

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