Rocket Boys the musical

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Spring 2015The beautiful Atlanta, GA "jewel-box" that is the Legacy Theatre, thelegacytheatre.org
welcomes the Rocket Boys next spring for a near-month's run April 17th - May 10th! The young Legacy is fast becoming the venue of choice for new and / or upcoming shows' production and development as they head for Broadway and national exposure.

August 2013The 1260-seat Theatre West Virginia (Beckley, West Virginia) welcomes Rocket Boys for a THIRD highly-anticipated run August 15 thru 25! West Virginia's original "rocket boy" son and best-selling author Homer Hickam returns to his home state with the musical's Creative Team for the 2013 season! Tickets still on sale HERE. Make this a vacation stop! Check out more PRESS here.

August 2012The 1260-seat Theatre West Virginia (Beckley, West Virginia) welcomes Rocket Boys for another highly-anticipated run August 1 thru 16! West Virginia's original "rocket boy" son and best-selling author Homer Hickam returns to his home state with the musical's Creative Team for a second full-scale production of the show following its gala World Premiere at TWV last summer. Tickets on sale NOW. Make this a vacation stop! Check out more PRESS here.

August 2011 The 1260-seat Theatre West Virginia (Beckley, West Virginia) welcomes Rocket Boys for a huge and highly-anticipated run this August 26 thru September 4, 2011! West Virginia's original "rocket boy" son and best-selling author Homer Hickam returns to his home state with the musical's Creative Team for a full-scale production. Further details TBA. Prodigious! UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for this production. Check out more PRESS here.

August 2011 John Ellison, known for writing the hit Soul Brothers Six song “Some Kind of Wonderful”, is a contemporary of Homer Hickam who also grew up in McDowell County, West Virginia. John has written a song called “Let Your Hair Hang Down” especially for Theatre West Virginia's production of the show, and we're excited to share:

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June 2010 Rocket Boys held a major industry reading on June 7 in NY!

May 2008 Rocket Boys heads to “Rocket City” for two major staged readings at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Merrimack Hall in Huntsville, Alabama. The reading will be preceded by a private Gala with Homer Hickam (Book) and the entire Creative Team, as well as special “sneak-preview” performances of new material in the show.

April 2008 Check out the Rocket Boys article in The Huntsville Times.

March 2008 Rocket Boys is chosen as one of three top winners in ANMT’s inaugural “Search for New Musicals” competition! The project is awarded a full staff reading and workshop to be held in Los Angeles in late April. ANMT is the west coast version of the BMI Lehman-Engel Workshop for Musical Theatre, and includes on its board such luminaries as Stephen Schwartz, Hal Prince and Marty Panzer.