1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
TheatreWorks USA Version (1989)
America's gravity-defying journey towards "One small step for man, " and "one giant leap for mankind!" Footprints On The Moon is an out-of-this-world offering from one of the country’s leading creators of theatre for young audiences.
Few subjects continue to captivate the youthful heart, mind and spirit
like the promise of space exploration. The space race is on again in
this funny, educational revue chronicling one of the most thrilling
periods of history.
Just before the successful launch and subsequent moon landing of Apollo 11, Jenny, a galaxy enthusiast, begins to
recount her experience with the space race. Through a series of flashbacks, the story of how America found its way
to their place among the stars comes to vibrant life. The struggles and triumphs of key players on the country’s climb
such as John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and even the workers who built the rockets, are touched on before we end up
back with Jenny and see Apollo 11 take to the skies.
A story that will forever captivate and enthrall young minds, Footprints On The Moon is a wonderful option
for theatres who have a large young audience base. Because of its potential to inspire an imaginative whirlwind
of images, it would also be a good choice to produce as a small touring show. Footprints On The Moon’s
educational backbone will make it perfect for schools all across the country.
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Kelsey Grammer, who plays Scrooge in the Menken/Ahrens "A Christmas Carol" on NBC in 2004, was in a workshop production of the musical "Sunday in the Park with George" when he read for the guest role of Crane in "Cheers."