Licensing Company: Broadway Licensing
PASSING STRANGE is a bold coming of age story told through sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. In the late 1970s, a black teen is driven from Los Angeles to Amsterdam and Berlin in search of himself and a place to call home.
This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 2008 Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated for only 4 musicians, 2 of which are keyboard/guitar books and both have programming. You will need good musicians familiar with the score who can play both keyboards and guitar.
** KeyboardTEK is in the process of recreating the programming alongside the original Broadway music team but it is not yet complete. If you need the programming for this show, please email us so we can prioritize this title for you.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synth Programming: Marc Doten
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Original 2008 Broadway Orchestra
Keyboard/Guitar/Backing Vocals: Jon Spurney
Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals: Christian Gibbs
Bass/Vocals: Heidi Rodewald
Drums: Christian Cassan
Music Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Katharine Edmonds
Musical Coordinator: Seymour ‘Red’ Press
Music Transcription & Consultant: Matthew Henning
Guitar Technician: Mike Fornatale
Guitar Instructor: Steve Bargunet
Management Associate: Kit Ingui
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes PASSING STRANGE, a daring musical that takes you on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, the show takes us from black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.
Fusing punk rock, R&B and soul, and performed at Toronto’s preeminent music venue the Opera House, Passing Strange is unlike any musical you’ve seen before. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, don’t miss the show that has been universally applauded for its originality, authenticity, and powerful score.