Stranger Sings: The Parody Musical

The portal to the Upside Down has reopened again – the award-winning, hit Off-Broadway show Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical recently celebrated its opening night, transporting Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s (308 W. 46th Street) into immersive and in-the-round satirized versions of Hawkins, Indiana, and the Upside Down. 

Harley Seger, Caroline Huerta and Shawn W. Smith in STRANGER SINGS! THE PARODY MUSICAL (Photos by Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is a wild and irreverent send-up of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things and all its campy ’80s glory. Take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana, 1983: when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by inter-dimensional creatures.

Jamir Brown and SLee (Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, dancing monsters, and maybe, just maybe… justice for everyone’s favorite missing ginger, Barb Holland.

Jeremiah Garcia, Jeffrey Laughrun and Jamir Brown (Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

The cast features original Stranger Sings! cast members Caroline Huerta, Garrett Poladian, and SLee, who are joined by Jean Christian Barry, Jamir Brown, Jeremiah Garcia, Dashiell Gregory, Jeffrey Laughrun, Hannah Clarke Levine, Harley Seger and Shawn W. Smith.

This production reunites original creative team members Jonathan Hogue (book, music and lyrics), Nick Flatto (director), Michael Kaish (music supervision, arrangements and  orchestration) and Ashley Marinelli (choreographer).

Harley Seger, Jeremiah Garcia, Jamir Brown, and Jeffrey Laughrun (Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

The Off-Broadway return’s creative team also features Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Walt Spangler (scenic design), Matthew Solomon (costume design), Drama Desk nominee Jamie Roderick (lighting design), Germán Martínez and Cosette Pin (sound design), Brendan McCann (props supervisor), Kathleen Rose Gallardo (production stage manager) and Lara Sato (assistant stage manager).

Casting is by Zachary Spiegel, CSA, with Visceral Entertainment as the production’s general manager and Feldshon Law, PLLC — Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon, Esq. as production counsel.

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is produced by Sue Gilad, Larry Rogowsky, Nick Flatto and Jonathan Hogue.

Jamir Brown (Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

In addition to the Off-Broadway return, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is taking over the world with all-new productions in London and Australia this fall.

The show plays the following schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. The show is dark on Wednesdays. Holiday schedules vary. Performances continue through Jan. 1, 2023.

For tickets and overall information, visit StrangerSings.com or Playhouse46.org.

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Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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