Good news, Strangers! The encore Off-Broadway run of Stranger Things parody musical Stranger Sings! has extended again, with performances now set through August 13 at Playhouse 46. Get an exclusive look at SLee singing the show's thrilling 11-o'clock number—"Barb's Turn"—above.
The musical officially opened at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's September 22, 2022. Nick Flatto reprises his direction from the 2021 Off-Broadway run, reuniting with original music director, orchestrator, and arranger Michael Kaish and choreographer Ashley Marinelli.
The cast features Jamir Brown as Lucas, Nickolaus Colon as Hopper, Jeremiah Garcia as Dustin, Caroline Huerta as Joyce/Will, Nicolas Hermick as Mike, Kyle Mangold as Steve/Jonathan, Harley Seger as Eleven/Nancy, and SLee as Barb. Rounding out the company as swings are Jean Christian Barry, Dashiell Gregory, and Hannah Clarke Levine.
Jonathan Hogue penned the book, music, and lyrics for the production, which is set in Hawkins, Indiana, in 1983 when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by inter-dimensional creatures.
The work had its world premiere at 54 Below in 2018, and subsequently played Off-Broadway's The Players Theatre in summer 2021. The 2021 original cast recording is available on all major platforms.
The creative team also includes scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Matthew Solomon, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, co-sound designers Germán Martínez and Cosette Pin, puppet designer Matt Anderson, prop supervisor Brendan McCann, production stage manager Alex Dash, and assistant stage managers Kaitlyn Merriam and Lara Sato. The production is cast by Zachary Spiegel.
Stranger Sings! is produced by Sue Gilad, Larry Rogowsky, Nick Flatto, and Jonathan Hogue, with Catherine Schreiber, Bard Theatricals, Miranda Farag, Inbal & Ron Gonen, Xin Wen, and Jason Turchin / Jim Kierstead as co-producers. Joseph Longthorne is associate producer.