Passing Strange

The melody's going one way, but the song has other plans

by Stew & Heidi Rodewald

Passing Strange

Call it a rock concert with a story to tell, trimmed with a lot of great jokes…Call it whatever you want, really. I’ll just call it wonderful, and a welcome anomaly on Broadway, which can use all the vigorous new artistic blood it can get.”–NY Times

Passing Strange tells the explosive/hilarious/heartbreaking tale of a black boy from LA’s coming of age, as he journeys across Europe to find “The Real.” In addition to telling a powerfully universal story of growing up and coming into one’s own, it paints a vivid portrait of race relations both in the US and abroad through a rich cast of POC performers, and offers a unique look at the transcendent power of art—all backed by an amazing mix of rock and soul music. 

In this production, we’re looking for dynamic, ambitious collaborators who are willing and ready to join us in exploring the power of music and storytelling though our voices, bodies, hearts, and minds. 

For additional information, contact Aïssa Guindo ( or Sammy Grob (

For all inquiries, please contact: 

Performance Dates & Times

April 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

April 19, 2019 - 8:00pm

April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

April 20, 2019 - 8:00pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.


Desi/Edwina/Flight Attendant/Renata
Mr. Franklin/Christophe/Mr. Venus
Terry/Mr. Kelso/Flight Attendant/Hugo
Reverend Jones/Sherry/Joop/Guard
Zach Black

Production Team

Musical Director
Stage Manager
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Props Designer
Sound Engineer
Visual Effects
Charlie Gleberman
Ben Cohen
Margaret Douglas
Jack Berry
Graphic Designer
Costume Designer
Makeup Artist
On-set Sound Mixer