Tickets on Sale for 'UP AND AWAY' World Premiere at Pittsburgh CLO
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere musical comedy, UP AND AWAY - THE ASTONISHING, AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY TRUE TALE OFTHE INCREDIBLE J. JESSUP (AND HIS BROTHER) at the CLO Cabaret January 25 - April 15, 2018.
Tickets start at $38.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more can call the Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 to learn more about special discounts, priority seating and corporate discounts.
Earlier this year, UP AND AWAY writers Kevin Hammonds and Kristin Bair traveled to Pittsburgh to take part in Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation New Musicals Weekend during which a staged reading of their new musical took place. Through this process UP AND AWAY was selected to make its world premiere as part of the 2017-2018 CLO Cabaret Series. The writers returned to Pittsburgh this week to workshop the production with a cast of five actors in advance of its January premiere.
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!
Performance Schedule: Wednesdays 7:30pm; Thursdays 1:00pm* & 7:30pm; Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:30pm; and Sundays 2:00pm. *Select Thursdays with a buffet lunch on February 22, March 22.
Since 1946, Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons yearly who attend its performances at three venues in the Cultural District: a seasonal subscription series at the Benedum Center, A Musical Christmas Carol at the Byham Theater and year-round shows at the CLO Cabaret. Its dedication to the musical theater art form includes educational programs such as the CLO Academy for Performance and Art, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award and The National High School Theatre Awards. As part of its new works development, the organization has been involved with 22 Broadway shows (29 Tony Awards), and in 2014 produced the world premiere of An American in Paris, on Broadway (4 Tony Awards) and in London's West End. For more information, visit pittsburghCLO.org.