Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Developmental Readings of "Onward & Upward"

November 8, 2023
Onward & Upward

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab, will present developmental lab readings of ONWARD & UPWARD, a new musical based on the play "Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)", with Music by Charlie Romano, Lyrics by Will Wegner, Book by Will Wegner and Charlie Romano at Ripley-Grier Studios (305 West 38th St). There will be threeperformances: Fri Nov 17th at 6:00PM and Sat Nov 18th at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. In 1982, Walter Griffin made national headlines after flying 16,000 feet in the sky with a lawnchair and a cluster of weather balloons. 17 years later, his wife and son have kept him tethered to the practicalities of daily life—until a surreal visit from his idol, wirewalker Philippe Petit, blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Directed by Michael Barnard, the cast features Alex Joseph Grayson, Liz McCartney, Mamie Parris, Sam Primack, Jim Stanek, and Samantha Williams. The Music Director is Griffin Strout. The stage manager is Benjamin A. Vigil. Casting by Michael Cassara Casting CSA. For further information, visit

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