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Passing Through

Set amidst the rich sounds and diverse tapestry of the American landscape, Passing Through tells the incredible true story of a young man who journeys on foot from Pennsylvania to California, collecting stories as he goes. But when his trek brings to light an unresolved family crisis, he must use the lessons he’s gathered to finally confront his past. Don’t miss the musical that celebrates America and the power of what can happen when we open ourselves up to a stranger.

Music and Lyrics by Brett Ryback
Book by Eric Ulloa
Based on the Memoir "Walking to Listen" by Andrew Forsthoefel
Scenic Design by Adam Koch
Costume Design by Tracy Christensen
Lighting Design by Cory Pattak
Sound Design by Jay Hilton 
Casting by Paul Hardt, Stewart/Whitley Casting
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen
Music Direction by Matt Meckes
Choreographed by Marcos Santana
Directed by Igor Goldin

The Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street
Chester, Conn. 06412
Seating Chart


Wed 2 & 7:30pm, Thurs 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 6:30pm
EXTENSION WEEK SCHEDULE: Thurs 8/22 2 & 7:3pm; Fri 8/23 8pm,Sat 8/24 3pm, Sun 8/25 2pm

July 26 – Aug 18 EXTENDED TO AUG 25!

2 hours 40 minutes (including intermission)
Age Rating: PG-13

Thursday Dinner Package

Enjoy a night filled with homemade pasta and first-class theatre! Package includes a four-course dinner at Rustica Ristorante in Chester and a ticket to select Thursday 7:30pm performances at The Terris Theatre. Only $79.

Student Tickets

$15 tickets for any evening performance are available in advance by calling the Box Office. Must present valid student ID at pick-up. One ticket per ID.

Dinner Discounts

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select seats and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid for previsously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.


Check out these resources to learn more about Passing Through

Meet the Cast and Creative Team 
Writers' Notes
Audience Guide (Click to download the printable version)
Read the Program
Listen to Andrew Forsthoefel's original story on NPR's This American Life

Watch the Writers' vlog on BroadwayWorld TV!

PhotosView the Photo & Video Gallery

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