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Stranger Sings!
The Parody Musical

Take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana: 1983 —when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by interdimensional creatures. 

Stranger Sings! is a parody musical that lovingly riffs on the hit Netflix series and all its campy nostalgic glory. 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, singing monsters, and maybe, just maybe, justice for everyone’s favorite missing ginger, Barb Holland. Prepare to go Upside Down with Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical!

Book, Music & Lyrics by: Jonathan Hogue
Orchestrations & Arrangements by: Michael Kaish
Off-Broadway Production Directed by: Nick Flatto
Off-Broadway Production Choreographed by: Ashley Marinelli

Venue: Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s (Off-Broadway)
Previews Began: September 13, 2022
Opening Night: September 22, 2022
Closing Night: May 7, 2023

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Stranger Sings! recently completed a hit nine-month run off-Broadway in May 2023, and is currently touring the UK on a fifty-six city national tour after completing a four-month extended run off-West End in 2022. Check out their website here.

The show is also now available for professional, amateur and educational licenses, and has thus far been licensed across the United States and in four continents with territories including the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia, and Brazil.

The off-Broadway production at Playhouse 46 was filmed in front of a live audience in November 2022 and recently streamed globally as part of a series of streaming events in Summer 2023.




“A blisteringly funny… send-up of the Netflix megahit… The really good news is you’ll be thoroughly entertained even if you have no knowledge of the show. Audience members… will positively flip for “Stranger Sings!”



“A pressurized firehouse of a musical… a dazzler… with a sharp edge.”

- Front Row Center

“Has all the makings of a perennial cult classic.”

- DC Metro Theatre Arts


“On the pulse… stuffed to the brim with nostalgic jokes.”

- New York Theatre Guide



“Multidimensional fun, and not for fans only. A savvy creator and vibrant, youthful cast bring the creepy Netlfix series to the stage, buoyantly.”

- New York Stage Review

“Gleefylly transferred to the stage – hammed to perfection.”

- The New Yorker

“Non-stop fun and laughter… when the entire cast broke out in dance, I personally wanted to join them on stage. And I bet you will too!”

- Forbes

“Brilliant and hilarious! Played with exuberance and a buttload of talent, this fun night out will be around for years to come, and that’s a good thing.”

- Theatrely


“Electrifying production, hilarious cast, and all the songs are certified BOPS.”


“A topsy-turvy take on the “Upside Down”... extra delightful and refreshing.”

- TimeOut

“Go see this screwy, high-camp musical parody of your favorite TV show.”

- The New York Times

“(A) giddy, fast-paced musical with a peppy, rock-drive score - witty and instantly catchy.”

- Interludes


“A wild and irreverent send-up of the ‘80s theme sci-fi show”

- NY1 News

“A fast-paced, zany… musical spoof… with a cheeky adept book and tuneful score. Fans… and non-viewers… will be delighted.”


“Hilariously twisted. Smartly done. It’s the parody we never knew we needed!”

- Pix11


Venue: The Players Theatre (Developmental Production)
Previews Began: August 5, 2021
Opening Night: August 12, 2021
Closing Night: September 5, 2021

Venue: Alvin Ailey Studios (Industry Reading)
Dates: March 4 - 5, 2019

Venue: 54 Below (Concert Presentation)
Dates: October 13, 2018; January 10, 2019



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