Off-Broadway Opening: STRANGER SINGS! THE PARODY MUSICAL (The Players Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on August 2, 2021

in Theater-New York


Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical returns from the Upside Down with its off-Broadway premiere beginning this Thursday, August 5, 2021, at The Players Theatre, ahead of an official Opening Night set for Wednesday, August 11, with the strictly limited engagement set to run through Sunday, September 5.

Jalen Bunch, Dean Cestari, and Patrick Howard

Stranger Sings!, which originally played two sold-out concert runs at Feinstein’s/54 Below, is a wild and irreverent send-up of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things and all its campy 80’s 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. Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, indulgent pop culture references, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, dancing monsters, and maybe, just maybe… justice for everyone’s favorite frumpy ginger, Barb Holland.

Jason Daniel Chacon and Caroline Huerta

Nick Flatto directs the production, featuring an original book and score by Jonathan Hogue. The cast features Jalen BunchJason Daniel ChaconDean CestariPatrick HowardCaroline HuertaKatelyn LauriaSavannah-Lee MumfordAriana PerlsonGarrett PoladianAdele Simms, and Glory Yepassis-Zembrou.

In addition to Flatto and Hogue, the creative team for Stranger Sings! includes Michael Kaish (Musical Direction & Orchestrations), Ashley Marinelli (Choreography), James Ortiz (Scenic Design), Cassandra McCall Endicott (Costume Design), Jesse Scott (Lighting Design), Megan ‘Deets’ Cully (Sound Design).

Ariana Perlson

photos by photo by Danny Hidalgo

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical
The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St.)
Thurs–Sat at 8; Sun at 3
for tickets (beginning at $39), visit
$79 premium tickets include a complimentary beer or wine and a limited-edition pin

limited number of $11 rush tickets available to each performance
enter the lottery in person 90 minutes prior to curtain
limit one entry per person and up to two tickets per winner

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