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UP AND AWAY

Jan 25, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

CLO Cabaret

WORLD PREMIERE!

THE ASTONISHING, AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY TRUE TALE OF
THE INCREDIBLE J. JESSUP (AND HIS BROTHER)

Not much happens in Farmtown, USA, home of brothers Joe and Jerry Jessup. So when Joe realizes he has superpowers, he high-tails it out of town to seek fame and fortune in “Big City.” When he finds trouble instead, jittery Jerry is forced to follow – and their boring life is turned upside down into a rip roarin’ adventure! Toss in an eccentric billionaire, plucky reporter and dastardly villians, and you’ve got one epic tale of the world’s FIRST superhero. Five actors take on the roles of over 50 different characters in this high-flying world-premiere comedy guaranteed to keep the suspense high and the laughs rolling!

This show is available as part of the CLO Cabaret Series Package, and may be purchased by calling 412-281-2822. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Creative Team

Kevin Hammonds (Book and Lyrics) Musicals include Hope and Mr. Christmas (published by Rodgers & Hammerstein); When Midnight Strikes (Finborough Theater - London, cast recording available on iTunes); Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (Bridewell Theatre - London), published by Samuel French. Other London productions include No One in the World, R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P. and Big Top. New York Productions include Kiss and Makeup; Heads Up and Crescendo Falls. Musicals with Kristin Bair include Queen with a Crown and King of Kong, as well as commissions from URock Theatricals and NYC Children’s Theatre. Kevin is a proud two-time recipient of the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (BMI Foundation).

Kristin Bair (Music) Musicals with Kevin Hammonds include: The Sell from Portraits (Prospect Musical Theatre Lab); The Phobia Phobes (Prospect Theater Summer Intensive); Queen with a Crown and King of Kong (developed at the BMI Workshop); as well as commissions from URock Theatricals and NYC Children’s Theatre. She also wrote Dustin Gavins P.I. with Sarah Ziegler for 4@15 Musicals (UC Irvine). Recipient of 2015 Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (BMI Foundation). Member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. Former Pittsburgh native (Pine-Richland High School) and lifelong Penguins fan.

Marlo Hunter (Director/Choreographer) As Director/Choreographer: Unlock’d (The Duke – Prospect; Callaway Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street), Date of a Lifetime (NJ Rep), Island Song (also Story co-creator) (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Director, Co-Conceiver - The Theatrical Culinary Project, written by Jeff Augustin, Martyna Majok, Daniel Pearle, Harrison David Rivers & Julian Sheppard in collaboration with Chef Carla Hall. In development (as director): Teeth by Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson (workshop - Sundance Theatre Lab), Costs of Living by Timothy Huang (readings - Playwrights Horizons, Village Theater), among others. Marlo has directed, choreographed and developed new work at Second Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Roundabout, The Atlantic, and EST, among others. Princeton University. www.MarloHunter.com       

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UP AND AWAY

UP AND AWAY

Jan 25, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

CLO Cabaret

WORLD PREMIERE!

THE ASTONISHING, AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY TRUE TALE OF
THE INCREDIBLE J. JESSUP (AND HIS BROTHER)

Not much happens in Farmtown, USA, home of brothers Joe and Jerry Jessup. So when Joe realizes he has superpowers, he high-tails it out of town to seek fame and fortune in “Big City.” When he finds trouble instead, jittery Jerry is forced to follow – and their boring life is turned upside down into a rip roarin’ adventure! Toss in an eccentric billionaire, plucky reporter and dastardly villians, and you’ve got one epic tale of the world’s FIRST superhero. Five actors take on the roles of over 50 different characters in this high-flying world-premiere comedy guaranteed to keep the suspense high and the laughs rolling!

This show is available as part of the CLO Cabaret Series Package, and may be purchased by calling 412-281-2822. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Creative Team

Kevin Hammonds (Book and Lyrics) Musicals include Hope and Mr. Christmas (published by Rodgers & Hammerstein); When Midnight Strikes (Finborough Theater - London, cast recording available on iTunes); Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (Bridewell Theatre - London), published by Samuel French. Other London productions include No One in the World, R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P. and Big Top. New York Productions include Kiss and Makeup; Heads Up and Crescendo Falls. Musicals with Kristin Bair include Queen with a Crown and King of Kong, as well as commissions from URock Theatricals and NYC Children’s Theatre. Kevin is a proud two-time recipient of the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (BMI Foundation).

Kristin Bair (Music) Musicals with Kevin Hammonds include: The Sell from Portraits (Prospect Musical Theatre Lab); The Phobia Phobes (Prospect Theater Summer Intensive); Queen with a Crown and King of Kong (developed at the BMI Workshop); as well as commissions from URock Theatricals and NYC Children’s Theatre. She also wrote Dustin Gavins P.I. with Sarah Ziegler for 4@15 Musicals (UC Irvine). Recipient of 2015 Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (BMI Foundation). Member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. Former Pittsburgh native (Pine-Richland High School) and lifelong Penguins fan.

Marlo Hunter (Director/Choreographer) As Director/Choreographer: Unlock’d (The Duke – Prospect; Callaway Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street), Date of a Lifetime (NJ Rep), Island Song (also Story co-creator) (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Director, Co-Conceiver - The Theatrical Culinary Project, written by Jeff Augustin, Martyna Majok, Daniel Pearle, Harrison David Rivers & Julian Sheppard in collaboration with Chef Carla Hall. In development (as director): Teeth by Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson (workshop - Sundance Theatre Lab), Costs of Living by Timothy Huang (readings - Playwrights Horizons, Village Theater), among others. Marlo has directed, choreographed and developed new work at Second Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Roundabout, The Atlantic, and EST, among others. Princeton University. www.MarloHunter.com