“Up, Up, and Away:” in a Musical Lawnchair?

The thought of attaching some balloons to your lawnchair and flying away was once the legend of just a few, strange folks out there who dreamed of soaring above their mundane existences. No more. According to a new USA Today article, the Lawnchair Flight Phenomenon is growing!

Over the weekend, July 13-14, a pair of lawnchair aviators took off from their home of Bend, Oregon. According to USA TODAY, about six hours into their flight, Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta started to descend from an altitude of 10,000 feet because of the weather.

About 90 volunteers and several hundred onlookers counted down and then cheered as the pair lifted off from Couch’s Shell gas station. The duo safely cleared a two-story motel, a coffee stand and a light post.

A New Addition to Our TYA Collection: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE!

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is now available for licensing! Based on Melinda Long’s hugely popular children’s book of the same name, this magnificent tale is a musical treasure chest that brings to the stage the tale of young Jeremy Jacob’s high seas adventure. Jeremy meets Captain Braid Beard and his mates one day, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure!

With book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is ideal for theatre organizations that are looking for an easy to cast and stage musical that will do big biz at the box office!

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE connects with young audiences by capturing their sense of imagination and letting it soar as they come to know and love Jeremy and each and every endearingly crusty pirate…