Onward and Upward
by Charlie Romano and Will Wegner
In 1982, Walter Griffin made headlines after tying a lawn chair to a cluster of weather balloons and flying 16,000 feet into the sky. Nearly two decades later, Walter is still searching for his next great invention, but he struggles to get his ideas off the ground. His wife, Helen, would prefer that he secure a normal job, while their son, Mikey, is desperate for recognition of his own. Things are looking up when Mikey and Walter both begin lucrative new careers, but it soon becomes apparent that the family’s situation is far more precarious than it seems.
This workshop production of Onward and Upward will explore the development of a new musical through a variety of rehearsal techniques. We will examine story and character to help guide the revision of scenes and songs, culminating in a series of staged readings in December.
Performance Dates & Times
December 9, 2021 - 8:00pm
December 10, 2021 - 8:00pm
December 11, 2021 - 8:00pm
Off Broadway Theater
This performance is open to asymptomatic vaccinated audiences only. Please bring your COVID 19 vaccination card, clearly legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone, or your MyChart vaccination confirmation and a valid photo ID. Front of House staff will be checking tickets, IDs, and proof of vaccination.