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San Diego Junior Theatre is taking off with the premiere of The Flight of the Lawnchair Man  

Students from throughout San Diego County are performing in San Diego

Junior Theatre’s premiere production of “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man.” The musical tells the story of Jerry Gorman, a regular guy from Passaic, New Jersey who just wants to fly. The neighbors think he's nutty, but his girlfriend Gracie believes in him. Together, Jerry and Gracie try flight school, the Up With People Space Program, and anything else they can think of to help Jerry soar into the stratosphere. But they are stymied by bureaucracy, Jerry's disapproving mother, and deep, dark family secrets. Loosely based on a true story, Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons. In the end, Jerry has a decision to make: come back down to earth, or fly forever where the air is free. “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man” is a musical that reminds us that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.  

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector, “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man”, runs February 6 – 15, 2015, at Roosevelt Middle School. Show times are Friday nights at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets range from $11 to $15 and are available online at or by calling (619) 239-8355.  

Founded in 1948, San Diego Junior Theatre is the oldest youth theater in the United States. Positively affecting students of all abilities, ages 4 through 18, it thrives through show ticket sales, class and camp enrollments and the generosity of its alumni and community members. Contributions to San Diego Junior Theatre are tax-deductible.



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