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The Flight Of The Lawnchair Man

2004 Festival

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Music Director
Larry Yurman

Bob Ader, Fred Berman, Roxanne Carasco, Donna-Lynne Champlin, Herndon Lackey, Burke Moses, Cheryl Stern, Rachel Ulanet, Valerie Wright and Bill Youmans

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 1
Preferred Ensemble Size: 6
Total Cast Size: 9
Orchestra Breakdown:

5 or more

Genre & Style:

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Jerry Gorman is a guy from Passaic, New Jersey, who has always dreamed of flying, despite being dyslexic and terminally average. His girlfriend, Gracie, encourages him to discover his “Jerriosity” and reach for the sky! However, Jerry’s attempts to fly are thwarted by the FAA, the CIA, and Wal-Mart – not to mention Jerry’s mom. Finally, Jerry and Gracie stumble on the idea of tying 400 helium-filled balloons to a lawnchair. Jerry launches himself 16,000 feet into the stratosphere, where he meets Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Jerry finds himself faced with a difficult choice. Should he return to his earthbound life or join the Greats of Aviation in the sky? This delightful and uplifting fantasy, with book by Peter Ullian and music and lyrics by Robert Lindsey Nassif, is directed by Tony Award-nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

Festival Successes

Full productions at Goodspeed Musicals (CT) in 2005, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NY) and 37 Arts Theatre (NY) in 2006, Bay College (MI) and Community College Theatre with 2nd Flight Productions Theater Company (VA) in 2009. Licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Robert Lindsay Nassif, 319-364-6093 .