Based on the book Flight School by Lita Judge
Lyrics by Joshua Cohen
Book by Cara Lustik
Music by David Mallamud
It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! With lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, music by David Mallamud, and book by Cara Lustik, Flight School The Musical is based on the book Flight School from best-selling author Lita Judge.
"Simple and straightforward enough to be understood by a 3-year-old, but engaging enough to amuse a parent...The production’s biggest boon, however, may be its score. Here, Mr. Mallamud has written music worthy of bigger stages, variously embracing classical lyricism, pulsing pop, the poignant ballad and at least one all-out, Alice Cooper-style rock rant."
LAUREL GRAEBER, The New York Times