The new musical October Sky is now running at The Old Globe until Oct. 23, 2016 in San Diego. Get your tickets now!: bit.ly/2b4QknH
The Old Globe’s 2016-2017 Season launches into orbit with the new musical October Sky, inspired by the beloved 1999 movie, which itself was based on a true story. In the sleepy town of Coalwood, West Virginia, school is just something you do until you’re old enough to work in the coal mines. After the Soviets launch the Sputnik rocket, a local high schooler named Homer decides to enter a rocketry competition against the wishes of his domineering, practical-minded dad. With the help of his friends and the local community, he just might light up the night. October Sky is a musical slice of small-town Americana packed with youthful exuberance that will send your heart soaring and inspire you to reach for the stars.
The West Coast premiere of October Sky, with book by Brian Hill and Aaron Thielen, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell, inspired by the Universal Pictures film and Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr., runs Sept. 10 - Oct. 23, 2016 at The Old Globe.
CAST: Rebecca Bellingham (Mary Bykovski, Margaret), Joel Blum (Ike Bykovski), Ron Bohmer (John Hickam), Will Branner (Buck, Ensemble), Nicolette Burton (Ensemble), John Cardoza (Ensemble), Sandra DeNise (Miss Riley), James Royce Edwards (Jake, Ensemble), Steve Gouveia (Earl, Ensemble), Kevyn Morrow (Ken), Austyn Myers (O'Dell), Kerry O'Malley (Elsie Hickam), Destan Owens (Bathtub Amos, Ensemble), Eliza Palasz (Dorothy), Liam Quealy (Jim, Ensemble), Patrick Rooney (Roy Lee), Connor Russell (Quentin), Kyle Selig (Homer Hickam), Lance Arthur Smith (Otis, Ensemble), Clay Stefanki (Ensemble), Betsy Stewart (Emily Sue), Nick Sullivan (Mr. Turner, Ensemble), Scott Wakefield (Minister, Ensemble), and Angela Wildflower (Harriet, Ensemble).
CREATIVE TEAM: Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Garth Helm (Sound Design), Shawn Sagady (Projection Design), Charlie Alterman (Music Director), Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrations), Courtney Cerny (Assistant Director and Associate Choreographer), Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).