Onward and Upward

a workshop production

by Charlie Romano and Will Wegner

Poster for Onward and Upward, a workshop production. A red cluster of balloons suspend a blurry figure in a field of gray clouds

In 1982, Walter Griffin made headlines after tying a lawnchair 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.

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Performance Dates & Times

December 9, 2021 - 8:00pm

December 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

December 11, 2021 - 8:00pm

Location

Off Broadway Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp at the main entrance. Seating and facilities are available on the main floor.

Reservations

Performers

Philippe Petit
Aunt Chris

Production Team

Musical Director
Stage Manager
Producer
Composer
Lyricist
Book Writer
Book Writer
Orchestrator
Associate
Producer
Sound Designer
Costume Designer
Dramaturg
Assistant
Musical Director
Assistant
Director
Assistant
Director
Playwright
Bridget Carpenter
Musician
Musician
Francis Fedora
Musician
Nicole Lam
Musician
Musician
Jarron Long
Musician
Atticus Margulis-Ohnuma
Musician
Jacob Miller
Musician
Nadira Novruzov
Musician
Maddy Park
Musician
Adin Ring