About Flyer, the Musical
Flyer is a sweeping and dramatic look into the conflicted lives of the Wright Brothers family. This award-winning show was initially presented at the Lamb’s Mainstage Theatre in NYC, followed by a week-long stay as part of North Carolina's NASA/Smithsonian 2003 Festival of Flight. In 2006, selected from many hundreds of submissions, Flyer was presented in abridged concert form at Oklahoma City University as part of their inaugural “Stripped” Musical Theatre Program, in association with NAMT (National Alliance for Musical Theatre). August 2009 saw Flyer soar into Delaware for a full Equity Stage production, followed by a special industry presentation at the esteemed Florence Gould Theatre in New York. Flyer is now scheduled to land in Missouri this summer 2011 for a highly-publicized weekend run centered around Kansas City’s 4th of July Extravaganza! Details and cast TBA.
Of interest: 2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ very first plane sold! It also noted the Centennial of the renowned Paris Air Show, which figured greatly in Wilbur and Orville’s path to notoriety. However, the message of Flyer is timeless, as the story is as much about the complex influences that nurture or inhibit potential as it is about a child’s dream to fly.