Porchlight puts Passing Strange in the spotlight

For Chicago-based director Donterrio, the late 2000s musical passing strange it represents a roadmap for how an artist, no matter what medium they create in, can live their life.

The show’s story about a black musician’s coming-of-age describes “what happens once you have this crazy teenage dream of being an artist, and that’s how you end up if you don’t give in to the message,” he explained. .

Porchlight Revisits: Passing Strange
Wednesday 05/18, 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 05/19, 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, porchlightmusictheatre.org, $49.

Donterrio has been at the helm of the new Porchlight Music Theater production of passing strangewhich will be presented this Wednesday and Thursday as part of the company’s ongoing Porchlight Revisits series, highlighting musicals that have fallen off the radar of the theater community.

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