Skip to Content
Search Login
Presented by Soulpepper
A Strange Loop

Book, Music & Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson

Directed by Ray Hogg 

Presented by Soulpepper, The Musical Stage Company, and Crow’s Theatre

April 22-June 1, 2025
Approx. Runtime: 2 hours (no intermission)

Buy Tickets

A Strange Loop

"He wants to show  
What it's like to live up here 
And travel the world 
In a fat, Black queer body."  

Meet Usher. He’s dreaming of one day having a full-time career as a successful playwright, but currently he’s working front-of-house at Broadway’s The Lion King while grappling with his own artistic aspirations and personal identity. As he navigates the challenges of society's expectations, internalized racism, body image issues, self-doubt, and the complexities of his own desires, Usher confronts the "strange loop" of his existence all the while trying to write the very musical the audience is watching. 

Joined by a hilarious chorus who personify Usher’s larger-than-life 'Thoughts', such as ‘Daily Self-Loathing’,  ‘Sexual Ambivalence’, and caricatured depictions of his parents, A STRANGE LOOP is bursting with unforgettable melodies and metatheatrical storytelling. This musical promises to leave audiences thoroughly entertained and equally spellbound by its poignant, subversive, and unflinching exploration of identity, sexuality, self-expression, and the power of art to transcend barriers.

The recipient of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards including Best New Musical, two Drama Desk Awards,  two Obie Awards, and seven Lucille Lortel Award nominations, A STRANGE LOOP is “a one-of-a-kind masterpiece” (Vogue Magazine).  

Model: Taj Crozier; Photo by Dahlia Katz

A one of a kind masterpiece.

- Vogue Magazine

Save up to 35% through our Buy Early Save More subscription packages and memberships.

Buy a Subscription package by May 30 and get two complimentary tickets for select shows. 


Single tickets on sale May 31. 


Also Playing At Young Centre