WHAT WE NEED...
WHAT WE NEED...
NEW KIND OF HERO
After a World Premiere AND a West Coast Premiere, UP AND AWAY is ready to make audiences beam with joy and laugh themselves silly all over again!
Before Superman could fly...Before Spiderman could swing...Someone had to work out the kinks.
UP AND AWAY is a musical comedy tour-de-force about the world's very FIRST superhero trying to figure out if he should use his gifts for fame and fortune, or for good...and how to stop flying into walls.
"...within ten years, mark my words: Theatres around the country will be putting up, up, 'Up and Away'..."
- World Premiere -
January 25, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO, Van Kaplan, Executive Producer
UP AND AWAY
Directed and Choreographed by Marlo Hunter
Musical Direction by Douglas Levine
Set Design by Reid Thompson
Costume Design by Leon Dubkowski
Lighting Design by Keith A. Truax
Fight Director - Randy Kovitz
Sound Design - Bob Bollman
Orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle
Video courtesy of Pittsburgh CLO production of UP AND AWAY, featuring John Wascavage, Michael Greer, Erika Strasburg, Quinn Patrick Shannon and Christine Laitta with Waseem Alzer and Julianne Avolio
Up and Away’s world premiere, produced by Pittsburgh CLO in January 2018, had an extended sixteen-week run, and was the featured performance of both the NAMT Spring Conference and the Spark Festival of New Works in April. Up and Away was selected as the first world premiere developed through Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Initiative.
PHOTO CREDITS BY: Matt Polk, Reid Thompson and Keith A. Truax
"With five actors, two pianos,
a drum and a unit set, they have crafted
a world that is at once comic-strip
broad and full of authentic heart,
smart enough for adults but clean
enough for kids to enjoy together."
"Up and Away is a fast-moving,
of a good time."