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Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen

Directed by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

Music Director Leilani Fenick

$30-$45 general admission/$25-$30 military & rvata/$20 student

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you've ever experienced. The New York Times said it "defies generic categories."

Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical "bursting at the seams with melodic songs," Firehouse is pleased to produce the RVA premiere of this ground-breaking rock and roll musical.


Patricia Alli

Keydron Dunn

Keaton Hillman

Dylan Jones

Jamar Jones

Katrinah Carol Lewis

Jeremy V. Morris


Bentley Cobb

Stu Kindle

Leilani Fenick

Burke Solo

Production Team:

Director - Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

Music Director - Leilani Fenick

Choreographer - Christine Wyatt

Set Design - Chris Raintree

Costume Design - Alex Valentin

Lighting Design - Bill Miller

Sound Designer - Jimmy Fecteau

Stage Manager - Cailin Lindsay

Performance Schedule:
Wed, Sept 4 @ 7:30pm
Thu, Sept 5 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Sept 6 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Sept 7 @ 7:30pm (media opening)

Fri, Sept 13 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Sept 14 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Sept 20 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Sept 21 @ 7:30pm

Thu, Sept 26 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Sept 27 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Sept 28 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Sept 29 @ 4pm

Thu, Oct 3 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Oct 4 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Oct 5 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Oct 6 @ 4pm

Thu, Oct 10 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Oct 11 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Oct 13 @ 4pm

Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:30pm

PASSING STRANGE was originally commissioned, developed and produced by The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director; and The Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Mara Manus, Executive Director. PASSING STRANGE was originally produced on Broadway in February 2008 by The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Bill Kenwright, Chase Mishkin, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Broadway Across America, Emily Fisher Landau, Peter May, Boyett Ostar, Elie Hirschfeld/Jed Bernstein, Wendy Federman/Jackie Barlia Florin, Spring Sirkin/Ruth Hendel, Vasi Laurence/Pat Flicker Adiss, Joey Parnes in association with The Public Theater and The Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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