(NEW YORK) – You can’t keep a good show (in The Upside) Down! Once again extended, by popular demand, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical will now run through August 13 at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s (308 W. 46th Street). To purchase tickets or for further information, visit StrangerSings.com.
In celebration of the newly announced extension, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical has released an exclusive look into the hit show. Captured in 4K video, live on stage during a recent performance at Playhouse 46, fans can now view SLee as Barb performing her showstopping 11 o’clock number, “Barb’s Turn.” SLee’s performance is both a fan and critic’s favorite. Forbes raved “SLee as Barb is one of the standout performances. Barb, following the particularly robust ‘Barb’s Turn,’ becomes the true audience favorite.” The New Yorker writes “the frumpy best friend role [is] hammed to perfection by SLee, as the dutiful turned divalicious Barb.”
Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is the hit Off-Broadway musical that brings everyone’s favorite streaming series to hilariously-twisted life on stage. With book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Hogue, 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. 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.
“Stranger Things are indeed happening at Playhouse 46,” say Stranger Sings! creator Jonathan Hogue and director Nick Flatto. “After an overwhelming response from our fans, we extended our initial 16-week engagement through the winter. We extended again through the spring. Audiences continue to come back for more, so now, the residents of Hawkins, Indiana have decided, once again, to keep the portal open, this time until August 13! We could not be more excited to have #JusticeForBarb into the summertime and we are stoked to celebrate with the release of “Barb’s Turn,” one of the many hysterical moments the cast brings eight shows a week. We hope that fans will enjoy SLee’s belt-astic performance, and those who have yet to visit our special show will enjoy this glimpse into Stranger Sings! and then come to Playhouse 46 to experience that magic in person.”
Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical currently 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, SLee as Barb, and swings Jean Christian Barry, Dashiell Gregory and Hannah Clarke Levine.
The creative team includes direction by Nick Flatto, choreography by Ashley Marinelli, musical supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Michael Kaish, a scenic design by Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Walt Spangler, costume design by Matthew Solomon, lighting design by Drama Desk nominee Jamie Roderick, sound design by Germán Martínez & Cosette Pin, puppet design by Matt Anderson, and props by Brendan McCann. Alex Dash is Production Stage Manager, and Kaitlyn Merriam and Lara Sato are Assistant Stage Managers. Casting is by Zachary Spiegel, CSA; general management by Visceral Entertainment, advertising & marketing by Leanne Schanzer Promotions, digital marketing by Super Awesome Friends, and the production counsel is Feldshon Law, PLLC – Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon, Esq.
Stranger Sings! is produced by Sue Gilad, Larry Rogowsky, Nick Flatto, and Jonathan Hogue. Co-Producers include Catherine Schreiber, Bard Theatricals, Miranda Farag, Inbal & Ron Gonen, Xin Wen, and Jason Turchin / Jim Kierstead. Joseph Longthorne is an Associate Producer.
Following its world premiere at Feinstein’s/54 Below in 2018, Stranger Sings!, The Parody Musical launched a hit Off-Broadway run at The Players Theatre in Summer 2021, winning seven 2021 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards including ‘Best New Musical.’ In addition to the Off-Broadway production,Stranger Sings!, The Parody Musical recently launched all-new productions in London, within a maze of disused railway arches underneath Waterloo Station; and Australia, bringing the The Upside Down to Down Under.
The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Stranger Sings!, The Parody Musical, is now available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and all major platforms.
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical plays through August 13, 2023 at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s (308 W. 46th Street). Tickets are $49-$99 for all performances. A limited amount of VIP Bean Bag chairs are available for $149. All prices included $1.50 facility fee. To purchase tickets or for further information, visit StrangerSings.com. Weekly performance schedules vary; see the calendar below or visit StrangerSings.com.