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Passing Strange

The universe is a toy in the mind of a boy. And life is a movie too, starring you.

Fri Jun 24th 2022 to Sun Jul 10th 2022 at 19:30 until 15:00
Melbourne, Meat Market Stables - 2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne

Event Details

Antipodes Theatre Company proudly presents the Australian premiere of

Passing Strange
Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
The universe is a toy in the mind of a boy. And life is a movie too, starring you.
A rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery, Passing Strange takes us from black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew this Australian premiere season gifts Melbourne audiences a daring musical; journeying across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The story of a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll, Passing Strange is a multi-award-winning musical loaded with soulful lyrics, and overflowing with passion.
“Call it a rock concert with a story to tell… Call it a sprawling work of performance art… Call it whatever you want, really. I’ll just call it wonderful” - The New York Times
“… truly unlike anything you’ve seen on Broadway” - USA Today
24 June to 10 July, 2022
Mon - Sat 7:30pm (no show Tuesday), Sat - Sun Matinee 3pm
Opening night: Saturday 25 June, 7:30pm
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Tickets: $58 Full, $48 Concession and Previews, Early Bird discount ($10 off) until 1 June


Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval
Recommended for audiences: 13+, parental discretion is advised
Warnings: Coarse language, discussion of sexual acts, implied drug use, racism and racial slurs, death and dying
This is a COVIDSafe event as per Victorian Government stipulations


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