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A Strange Loop

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Stephen Brackett

Apr 18–May 12, 2024


This production runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

Contains explicit language, references to internalized racism, homophobia, sexual assault, and scenes of an adult nature.

A Strange Loop

Apr 18–May 12, 2024

“Some of the most vital work in American theater”

The New York Times

“Broadway’s best new musical”

The Washington Post

“Screamingly funny. Unmissable”

Time Out New York

“Phenomenal. Unflinching”


“Grade A: Nothing short of astounding”

Entertainment Weekly

The Tony Award–winning musical comes direct from Broadway to San Francisco! Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning, blisteringly funny work of art exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all!

A Strange Loop is a co-production with Center Theatre Group.

A Strange Loop is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.

COVID-19 Safety Policy
American Conservatory Theater is happy to welcome you to our home. Our COVID-19 policy is in accordance with guidelines provided by the State of California and City of San Francisco. At this time this means that masking is encouraged but not required. It also means that vaccination checks are no longer required to see a performance. These policies will be updated if city guidelines change.

Production Photos


Jordan Barbour

J. Cameron Barnett

Carlis Shane Clark

Avionce Hoyles

Tarra Conner Jones

Malachi McCaskill

John-Andrew Morrison

Tony Award Nominee

Alvis Green Jr.


U/S Cast

Dave J. Abrams

Angela Alise

Albert Hodge

Tristan J Shuler



Arnulfo Maldonado

Scenic Design

Montana Levi Blanco

Costume Design

Jen Schriever

Lighting Design

Drew Levy

Sound Design

Cookie Jordan

Hair, Wig, and Makeup Design

Aaron Tacy

Associate Lighting Designer

Chelsea Pace


Candace Taylor

Associate Choreographer

Nailah Harper-Malveaux

Associate Director

Sean Kana

Music Director

David Möschler

Associate Music Director


Edmond O’Neal

Production Stage Manager

Camella Coopilton

Assistant Stage Manager

Julia Formanek

Assistant Stage Manager

Disclosure: Please note, Gilead has had no input into the content of this production.