Reviews from Critics
"...gorgeous, liberating and heartbreaking...Passing Strange offers nothing less than a vision of what it is to be human."
- Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
"...exuberant rock musical Passing Strange explodes with youthful energy…this upbeat night at the theater is just what we all need now."
- Emily Mendel | Berkeleyside
"...an exciting, pulsating, and emotionally charged…mind-blowing musical..."
- Eddie Reynolds | Theatre Eddys
"This wonderful production leaves nothing to be desired. It rings every bell."
- Charles Kruger | TheatreStorm
"Passing Strange takes us on a surreal, self-defining trip. Enjoy the ride!"
- Patricia L. Morin | Theatrius
"...an explosion of witty dialogue, eye popping visuals, a magical, multi-genre score, and brilliant ensemble performances."
- Steve Murray | Broadway World
"...thrilling entertainment and a welcome reprieve from the abundance of white-washed narratives."
- Charles Lewis III | 48 Hills
"...tight, well-paced production… marvelously performed..."
- Sally Hogarty | East Bay Times
"...impeccable timing, its form and content speaking — and squalling — to our current moment... invigorating."
- Jim Gladstone | Bay Area Reporter
"Not to be missed...everyone is terrific...the set takes Shotgun to a new level..."
- Richard Wolinsky | KPFA
Reviews from Theatergoers
"I <3 Passing Strange. Fasten your seatbelt for a wild ride, a provocative artistic journey of self discovery that will trigger precious moments from your life!"
"When I got home from the show, I bought another ticket to see it again! I’ve seen a few shows at Shotgun before, and this one touched me in a big way."
"Wonderful acting, beautiful music, great show."
"Absolutely wonderful, moving, raucous, and completely engaging."
"It was an incredible production from top to bottom. I laughed and cried. I truly felt ‘the real.’"
"Astounding performances, superb direction, and stunning cast."
"I'm so thrilled to see it live and done so incredibly well. The stage was electric!"
"Each and every cast member is superb...I'm alerting everyone that this should be at their top of their lists."
"Shotgun is the go to theater for thought provoking work, and I appreciate that we're still discussing the play days after seeing it."