Ziggy, Stardust, and Me

Location: Prebys Theater

September 30, 2023 through October 8, 2023


Ziggy, Stardust, and Me

A new musical for young audiences

By James Martinez Salem and Jessie Field, Adapted from the novel by James Brandon

Directed by Dani Bedau

Based on the bestselling novel by James Brandon, with a Bowie-inspired cosmic rock score, Ziggy, Stardust & Me is a far-out coming-of-age love story.

In 1973 Missouri, 16-year-old Web isn’t expecting to find anything good at his new school after fleeing his past on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Certainly, he’s not expecting to connect with Jonathan, the spacey Ziggy Stardust-obsessed teen he gets paired with for a school project. As the two grow closer, Web grapples with his anger at an unjust world and Jonathan struggles with his own demons, believing that his sexuality needs to be “fixed” with conversion therapy. Together, both boys must try to end the wars inside themselves, and find a way forward through love in a tumultuous world that surrounds them.