Stranger Things 2: The Musical Tribute

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Audience

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Before "Stranger Things 3" premieres on July 4, come recap with "Stranger Things 2: The Musical Tribute!" It's a sequel to the sold-out live show at El Cid with a book adapted from Season 2 of the Netflix mega-hit and 13 original songs inspired by the sounds of 1984 from Van Halen to Prince to Run-DMC. Fast-paced and high-octane, the ensemble cast of seven plays 21 characters. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Bellusci, Tym Brown, Jacqueline Emerson, Sylvia Kolb, Robert Manion, Callie Ott, and Zach Zagoria.

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"No matter what happens in Season 3 of the Netflix show, we can appreciate what’s been created here and maybe look forward to seeing how this creative team adapts future seasons of Stranger Things [no pressure, guys]."

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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"With heavy synth and endlessly catchy melodies, the songs capture the nostalgia and emotional points in the show. I honestly wish they had a cast-recorded album available for purchase... Stranger Things 2: The Musical Tribute is a phenomenal production put on by clear fans of the show. The actors never overdo the characters we’ve come to know and love; instead, they present their own, lived-in versions that we can also root for. The big narrative moments are hit on, in addition to some new, smaller and emotional moments that really add to the overall characters. Stranger Things 2doesn’t need to be a big-budget, special-effects driven show; it is a nuanced and sweet reminder of the series at large."

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review


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"No matter what happens in Season 3 of the Netflix show, we can appreciate what’s been created here and maybe look forward to seeing how this creative team adapts future seasons of Stranger Things [no pressure, guys]."

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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"With heavy synth and endlessly catchy melodies, the songs capture the nostalgia and emotional points in the show. I honestly wish they had a cast-recorded album available for purchase... Stranger Things 2: The Musical Tribute is a phenomenal production put on by clear fans of the show. The actors never overdo the characters we’ve come to know and love; instead, they present their own, lived-in versions that we can also root for. The big narrative moments are hit on, in addition to some new, smaller and emotional moments that really add to the overall characters. Stranger Things 2doesn’t need to be a big-budget, special-effects driven show; it is a nuanced and sweet reminder of the series at large."

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review