October Sky Musical to Receive NYC Lab

Industry News   October Sky Musical to Receive NYC Lab
Based on the film of the same name and the Homer H. Hickam Jr. memoir Rocket Boys, the show will undergo development this fall.
Patrick Rooney, Connor Russell, Kyle Selig, and Austyn Myers in October Sky Jim Cox

October Sky, the coming-of-age musical about rockets and big dreams, is set to receive a developmental lab in New York City this fall. The show, which is based on the 1999 Universal Pictures film of the same name and the book Rocket Boys, premiered at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois in 2015 and received its West Coast premiere at San Diego's Old Globe last September.

Directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell (Ride The Cyclone), October Sky features a book by Brian Hill (The Story of My Life) and Aaron Thielen (Hero), music and lyrics by Michael Mahler (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid), music direction by Charlie Alterman, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. Richards/Climan, Inc. serves as general manager.

October Sky follows a teenage boy living in a small, coal-mining town who is determined to not end up like the generations before him. With his friends, they build homemade rockets in an attempt to aspire to something greater.

Casting for the October Sky lab is now in progress. For more information and to see the casting notice, click here.

October Sky is being produced by Universal Stage Productions, a division of Universal Theatrical Group.


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