1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Houston Children's Theatre Festival Version (2002)
Brandon's journey to the mysterious Blue Planet is an imaginitive story of daring and self-discovery.
From the Multi-TONY and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jerry Bock (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me ) comes an out-of-this-world, heartwarming tale: Brandon Finds His Star.
Brandon Fitzgerald Atwater the Third doesn't sound like the name an astronaut would have. That's precisely with what grade schooler Brandon Fitzgerald Atwater the Third is struggling! While on a tour through the space center at NASA, Brandon is separated from the group and takes a trip in his imagination to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and back. On the way he and his new friend Estrella gain the self-confidence and realize that we create the definitions of ourselves and our destinies..
Brandon Finds His Star is a masterful collaboration from two incredibly inventive artists. It has a vibrant heart that is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages, but especially younger theatre-goers. Don't be deceived, though, Brandon Finds His Star has an array of design and directorial opportunities which any creative individual would love to sink their teeth into.
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The musical that garnered the most Tony nominations is The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical (2001), with 15. Company (1971) received 14 nominations and won six Tonys.