Obsidian Theatre Company


January 24- February 5, 2017


Acting Up Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre Presents:

Passing Strange

Book and Lyrics by Stew

Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Created in Collaboration with Annie Dorsen



Jahlen Barnes, Divine Brown, Beau Dixon Peter Fernandes, David Lopez, Sabryn Rock, Vanessa Sears

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. 



Prologue Promotional Video!



Thank you to Tim Kinley & GROOVE MANEUVERS ARCHIVES for our pre-show playlist.



Tear The Roof Off The Sucker-Parliament

I’ll Be Good To You-Brothers Johnson
I’d Rather Be With You-Bootsy’s Rubber Band
Shake Your Rump To The Funk-Bar Kays
Sing A Song-Earth, Wind and Fire
Disco Lady-Johnny Taylor
Movin’-Brass Construction
Getaway-Earth, Wind And Fire
Who’d She Coo-Ohio Players
Car Wash-Rose Royce
Shake Your Booty-KC and the Sunshine Band
Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
Enjoy Yourself-The Jacksons
Get Up Offa That Thing-James Brown
You Sexy Thing-Hot Chocolate
Open Sesame-Kool and the Gang
Get The Funk Outta My Face-Brothers Johnson
Dance With Me-Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Harvest For The World-Isley Brothers

Performance Dates
January 24, 2017 to February 5, 2017

Director - Phillip Akin
Music Director - Bob Foster
Choreographer - Kimberley Rampersad
Set & Lighting Designer - Steve Lucas
Sound Designer - Peter McBoyle
Production Manager - Adrien Whan
Stage Manager - Jessica Severin


The Opera House
735 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1H2


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