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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam J. Rineer

Developed with and Directed by Jason Aguirre


Run Time: 90 minutes

Cast of 12+

In a celestial rock opera of queer curiosity, A TRIP TO THE MOON blasts off into the stratosphere with a flamboyant Victorian stargazer's cosmic quest. With a soundtrack that's a wild mashup of prog, punk, electronica, and 19th-century operetta, this odyssey dares to ask the universe: do we belong amongst the stars? As our intrepid astronomer rockets into the unknown, we're propelled into a whimsical orbit where desires collide, connections are made, and the Moon herself may just have a saucy opinion on our interstellar antics.

Development History

2023 — Workshop, Cap 21 at Molloy College, NYC


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 Workshop
February 2023

Directed and Choreographer by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by James Rushin
Assistant Director & Choreographer/ Aditional Choreography by Grace Pouliot


ft. the students of Cap21 at Molloy College​

Photos by Maggie Loesch

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 (1776, INTERSTATE), Zofia Weretka (OSCAR AT THE CROWN),


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