You’ve binged the latest season of Stranger Things. Now, get ready to see it live when the off-Broadway parody musical, Stranger Sings!, makes its Australian premiere. Go back to Hawkins in 1983, and join the gang as they go on a night of adventure, featuring dancing monsters, heavy synth, and perhaps, finally, justice for Barb. Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is making a global takeover, hitting up off-Broadway for a revival, and playing in London and Melbourne for the first time. See it at Meat Market from November 3 to 19.
Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical
Created by Jonathan Hogue, and produced by Jonathan Hogue and Nick Flatto, this hilarious parody follows your favourite characters, Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and the rest of the troupe, as they bike around town and worry about inter-dimensional monsters.
London will be the first to visit the Upside Down this year, with the parody taking place underneath Waterloo Station in a maze of disused railway arches. The immersive London production will kick off at the start of October.
Then, Stranger Sings! will come Down Under, and play inside Melbourne’s historic Meat Market. This production will be presented by Salty Theatre, a boutique musical theatre company responsible for other gems like Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody and Top Gun! The Musical.
“We’re beyond excited to have the opportunity to introduce this ridiculous, heart-pumping, toe-tapping horror sci-fi spoof to Australian audiences,” said Salty Theatre co-founder and Stranger Sings! director Ashley Taylor Tickell. “It truly is a rip-roaring and ludicrous love letter to the global phenomenon that is Stranger Things.”
The original production won seven BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards for 2021, including Best New Musical and Best Original Choreography. The New York revival is currently in the works, with a venue to be announced in the future.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Melbourne production will go on sale soon. Keep an eye on the Stranger Sings or Salty Theatre social media channels for updates.