Carl Anthony Tramon, who co-authored the book to the musical with his brother Dan Tramon and Hickam, will direct the June 7 industry readings. Rocket Boys has a score by Diana Belkowski and Dan Tramon.
Here's how press notes describe the tuner: "Rocket Boys is the memoir of a misfit high school teen in a 1950’s Appalachian coal mining town who convinces skeptical friends to join him in building high-altitude rockets."
Rocket Boys received its 2008 premiere at the Merrimack Theatre in Huntsville, AL. The town is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Hickam's three-part 1998 memoir was adapted into the film "October Sky."
Craig Carnelia directed previous workshops of the musical, which won the NY ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop and also won the Academy for New Musical Theatre's Search for New Voices. Visit RocketBoystheMusical.