Montauciel's name may mean "climb-to-the-sky," but for all her life the young ewe has been stuck on the ground. Then one day, her adventurous spirit carries her to the town of Annonay, where she teams up with the legendary Montgolfier brothers. Bringing her ingenuity and love of science to bear, Montauciel helps the two scientists invent the hot air balloon, and she soon finds herself captaining the first "manned" test flight, with a duck and a rooster as trusty co-pilots. Take a leap into the unknown and realize your full potential with this world premiere musical inspired by the story of the first living creatures to take to the skies in a human-made flying machine. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Russell J. Coutinho's original music and lyrics include a handful of earwormy educational School House Rock-style toe tappers, and director Aileen McGroddy's cast is universally warm and engaging. And maybe the biggest treat for parents and children alike: it clocks in at a tight hour."
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Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended
"...This entertaining little musical by James E. Grote and Russell J. Countinho, aimed at ages five and up, will enchant audiences of all ages. The bonus in this little fantasy is the inclusion of both historical and scientific facts that parents and teachers can later discuss and build upon. Lifeline Theatre once again demonstrates that they’re one of Chicago’s finest theatre companies, providing delightful and inspiring plays and musicals for young audiences."
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