Rocket Boys the musical

productions

2015 - New York Industry Reading

Brighter Sky Productions
in association with Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc
presents an Industry Reading of the musical:

ROCKET BOYS

August 10th, 2015 - 7pm
August 11th, 2015 - 2pm
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Book By
Homer Hickam Jr. & Carl Anthony Tramon
Music & Lyrics by
Dan Tramon & Diana Belkowski

Cast

Homer Hickam 

 Burke Moses*

Elsie Hickam 

Melissa Van Der Schyff*

Basil Ogelthorpe / Mr. Turner 

 Robert Picardo*

John “Eye” Blevin 

Charles Gray*

Dorothy Plunk 

 Ashley Kate Adams*

Valentine 

 Remy Zaken*

Homer “Sonny” Hickam Jr. 

 Carl Anthony Tramon*

Quentin 

 Olli Haaskivi*

Washington "Wash" O'Dell 

 Eean Cochran*

Roy Lee 

 Eli Schneider*

Miss Riley 

 Rylee Doiron*

John Lassiter / Ensemble 

 Richard Barth*

Ike Bykovsk i/ Ensemble 

 Victor Hernandez*

Jim Hickam / Ensemble 

 Brett Benowitz*

Buck / Bill Bolt / Ensemble 

 Eddie Egan*


Ensemble

Laura Darrell, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Kaley Bunce

* Member of Actors' Equity Association

 

Director - Adam Fitzgerald                               Musical Director - Joseph Baker
General Manager - Aaron Grant Theatrical Inc.
Asst Musical Dir - Charles Santoro
Production Stage Manager - Stephen Emerson
Production Counsel - Mark Sendroff and Jason Baruch

Musicians

Susan Aquila,Violin / Steven Benson: Elec & Acoustic Guitar / Banjo / Mandolin
Charles Santoro, Piano / Assistant Music Director

Special Thanks To:
Marsha Edelman, Esther Goodhart, Homer Hickam, Stephen Emerson, Sendroff & Baruch, Esq.
Anne Tramon & Hy Chait, Antoinette & Roger Gangi

Legal Representation:
Show Representation: Abrams Artists Agency, NY
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA - Daryl Eisenberg Casting

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2015 - New York Industry Reading

Brighter Sky Productions
in association with Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc
presents an Industry Reading of the musical:

ROCKET BOYS

June 10th, 2015 - 7pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003

Book By
Homer Hickam Jr. & Carl Anthony Tramon
Music & Lyrics by
Dan Tramon & Diana Belkowski

Cast

Homer Hickam 

 J. Mark McVey*

Elsie Hickam 

Melissa Van Der Schyff*

Basil Ogelthorpe / Mr. Turner 

 Robert Picardo*

John “Eye” Blevin 

Charles Gray*

Dorothy Plunk 

 Rachel Lorin*

Valentine 

 Marissa O’Donnell*

Homer “Sonny” Hickam Jr. 

 Carl Anthony Tramon*

Quentin 

 Olli Haaskivi*

Washington "Wash" O'Dell 

 Ian Coulter-Buford*

Roy Lee 

 Eli Schneider*

Miss Riley 

 Nili Bassman*

John Lassiter / Ensemble 

 Richard Barth*

Ike Bykovsk i/ Ensemble 

 Victor Hernandez*

Jim Hickam / Ensemble 

 Brett Benowitz*

Buck / Bill Bolt / Ensemble 

 Eddie Egan*


Ensemble

Laura Darrell, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Kelly Lamor Wilson

* Member of Actors' Equity Association

 

Director - Adam Fitzgerald                               Musical Director - Joseph Baker
General Manager - Aaron Grant Theatrical Inc.
Asst Musical Dir - Charles Santoro
Production Stage Manager - Marc Eardley
Assistant Stage Manager: Danny Morales

Musicians

Susan Aquila,Violin / Steven Benson: Elec & Acoustic Guitar , Banjo, Mandolin
Joseph Mowatt: Drums, Percussion / Piano: Joseph Baker

Special Thanks To:
Marsha Edelman, Esther Goodhart, The National Arts Club, Homer Hickam, Universal Studios
Steve Emerson, Richard Fitzgerald & Sound Associates, David Friedlander, Esq.
Anne Tramon & Hy Chait, Antoinette & Roger Gangi

Legal Representation:
General Manager: CESA Entertainment
Show Representation: Abrams Artists Agency, NY
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA - Daryl Eisenberg Casting

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2010 - New York Industry Reading

Brighter Sky Productions in association with Universal Pictures
will present a major industry reading of Rocket Boys:

June 7, 2010 - 2pm & 7pm
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Cast

Homer Hickam 

 J. Mark McVey*

Elsie Hickam 

 Terri Klausner*

Basil Ogelthorpe/Mr. Turner 

 Robert Picardo*

John “Eye” Blevin 

 Andre Ward*

Dorothy Plunk 

 Brooke Sunny Moriber*

Valentine 

 Molly Jobe*

Homer “Sonny” Hickam Jr. 

 Carl Anthony Tramon*

Quentin 

 Olli Haaskivi*

O’Dell 

 Josh Breckenridge*

Roy Lee 

 Eli Schneider*

Miss Riley 

 Nili Bassman*

John Lassiter/Ensemble 

 Stephen Zinnato*

Ike Bykovski/Ensemble 

 Michael Bartoli*

Jim/Ensemble 

 Michael Andrew Daly*

Buck/Ensemble 

 Eddie Egan*


Ensemble 

 Rebecca Krainik*, Sheri Adams*,
Richard Barth*, Laura Darrell*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association

Musical Supervision & Direction: Joseph Baker
Assistant Musical Director: Madelyn Rubinstein
Guitar: Robert Baxmeyer

Production Stage Manager: Stephen Emerson
Assistant Stage Manager: Priscilla Krause

Special Thanks To:
Joe Baker, Madelyn Rubenstein, Stephen Emerson, Priscilla Krause, Richard Danley, Jim Kierstead, John Chinn, Ripley-Grier Studios, Hy Chait, Amanda Short, and a very special thank you to Anne Tramon.

Legal Representation:
Susan Mindell, Esq.
Levine, Plotkin & Menin
1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Production

JOSEPH BAKER (Musical Direction and Supervision) has been working as a Conductor and Pianist on and around Broadway for more than 20 years. Shows he has performed include: Shrek, Wicked, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Life, Grand Hotel, Starlight Express, The Tap Dance Kid, Little Shop Of Horrors, Big River, Catskills On Broadway, Footloose, and Bells Are Ringing. He has also done duties as Orchestrator, Vocal Arranger or Dance Arranger on shows as: Bubbly Black Girl, The Green Heart, and Footloose.

His successes in film and TV include Composing the score for the smash hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, and was Composer-Arranger–Producer for a wonderful children’s TV series on Public Television called Dittydoodle Works.

In his own recording studio at Bakerboys Music, he has worked on recordings by, among others, Petula Clark, Jeremy Kushnier, (Jersey Boys, Rent, Aida), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll And Hyde), Jonny Peterson, Steven Lutvak, and J. Mark McVey (Les Misérables).

Of course, his best productions have been his family: his wife Renae, son David, and daughter Rozi who is rehearsing for Mary Poppins on Broadway!

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