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January 24 –
February 5, 2017

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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.

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.

Passing Strange is a 19+ production

“The musical anyone who adores ‘Hamilton’ must see”
– The Washington Post



directed by

Philip Akin

music directed by

Bob Foster

choreographed by

Kimberley Rampersad

set & lighting design

Steve Lucas

sound design

Peter McBoyle

costume designer

Joanna Yu

production manager

Adrien Whan

stage manager

Lisa Humber




The Opera House

735 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1H2



Single tickets on sale November 7 2016!

Passing Strange is 19+ production



Smashes Broadway clichés with an electric guitar and the funniest libretto I can remember.

- New York Magazine

“Fresh, exuberant, bracingly inventive, bitingly funny, and full of heart.”

- New York Times

Call it a rock concert with a story to tell, trimmed with a lot of great jokes. Or call it a sprawling work of performance art, complete with angry rants and scary drag queens… I’ll just call it wonderful.

- New York Times



Watch the preview for the Broadway Production of Passing Strange.

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