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‘October Sky’ now a theatrical musical at The Globe

‘October Sky’ now a theatrical musical at The Globe

The West Coast premiere of the musical “October Sky” will launch The Old Globe Theatre’s 2016-17 season. With book by Drama Desk nominee Brian Hill (“The Story of My Life”) and Aaron Thielen (“Hero”), and score by Michael Mahler (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”), the production was inspired by the 1999 Universal Pictures film based on a true story. Rachel Rockwell is director/choreographer.

The story is set in a mining town in the 1950s where a young man faces his future: following his father to work in the coal mines. However, that changes in October 1957, when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, goes into orbit and Homer is inspired to build rockets....

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