Music is the freight train to ride for this electrifying Tony Award-winning travelogue of identity, acceptance and love.
A young man discovers his musical calling and sets off for Europe, leaving behind his mother and comfortable suburban life. In his rebellion filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, he yearns for something in life that he thinks can only be found in art.
Bursting with energizing punk, blues, gospel, and jazz music, this rock concert spin on musical theatricality radiates with humor, passion and heart.
“Permeating everything is that thrilling score in which rock, punk, funk and gospel conduct a revival meeting that blows the roof off.”
― Rolling Stone
Flip through the Passing Strange Program
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Masks are always optional in the lobby and other public areas of the building.
Face masks are required inside the performance spaces on Thursdays and Sundays.
Face masks are optional inside the performance spaces Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.
This show is recommended for mature teens and adults, will use strobe lights, theatrical haze and simulated smoke/incense smell. Signature does not admit children under 6 years old. Click here to read all content warnings.
“A sublime revival”
“Exhilarating to experience”
“Evocatively staged and deeply moving”
“The performers leave absolutely everything they have out on that stage”
“A satisfying stew of rock concert and musical comedy”
“Urgent and funky”
Book & Lyrics by
Stew & Heidi Rodewald
Created in Collaboration with
Raymond O. Caldwell
Music Direction by
Music Supervision by
Mark G. Meadows
Scenic Design by
Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Video Design by
Resident Intimacy Consultant and Choreographer
New York Casting by
Production Stage Manager
John Keith Hall
Assistant Stage Manager
May 4, 2023, 1 – 2 PM
FREE, No Reservation Required
Passing Strange director Raymond O. Caldwell makes his Signature Theatre debut but has directed all over the DMV and is the Producing Artistic Director at Theater Alliance. Now he discusses his globetrotting childhood, leading a theater company and his other upcoming projects
Head to Ali’s Bar in the Mead Lobby on the 2nd floor before the show to enjoy a Passing Strange inspired menu:
Vodka and peach liqueur come together with orange and cranberry to make a light and refreshing drink.
Warm soft pretzel served with spicy German beer mustard.
For the full menu, click here