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A Trip to the Moon

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam J. Rineer

Developed with and Directed by Jason Aguirre

 

Run Time: 75 minutes

Cast of 12+

Do we all have a place in the universe? If so, where is it? And what happens when the lives of a queer Victorian-era astronomer, a Lunar Goddess, and a skeptical young alien collide during one pivotal journey to the moon? Through a rock score that combines punk, prog rock, and 19th-century operetta, this piece loosely inspired by George Méliès's film explores man's desire to conquer, the fascination of space, and the breaking binaries.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

2021                             Finalist: Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals

2020                             Concert Reading, The Mass Building (Philadelphia)

*Funded by Temple University Vice Provost of the Arts Grant

2019                             Concert Reading, Temple University

2019                             Table Reading, Simple Studios (NYC)

Developmental Reading

January 2020

Directed by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by Katie Siegmund
Assistant Directed by Megan Krause
Dramaturgy by Rachel Graf Evans

 

ft. Zofia Weretka (Oscar at the Crown)

This project was funded by a

Vice Provost for the Arts Student Grant from Temple University.

Developmental Reading

August 2019

Directed by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by Patrick Tice-Carroll
Assistant Directed by Adi Mullen

Developmental Reading

June 2019

Directed by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by Patrick Tice-Carroll
Assistant Directed by Alexa Joseph

ft. Sushma Saha (Interstate), Zofia Weretka (Oscar at the Crown), Ethan Crystal (Gollum Owned A Tropical SmoothieFor The Record: The Brat Pack)