FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL
September 12 - 28
When 14-year-old Malia (Lexi Walker) learns of her mom’s diagnosis, she draws from the curative well of her own creativity to cope. Malia creates an extraordinary story that parallels her real-life through fantastical characters that provide solace, hope and strength as she navigates a new reality with her parents (Jennifer Fouche and Thom Miller). With soaring original music and powerful lyrics, this moving contemporary story will break your heart and heal it again in the course of a single evening.
After just completing an industry presentation of FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL on Broadway, the NOORDA Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University and IN FINE COMPANY are proud to join the creative team to produce this inspiring work as it makes its way to The Great White Way.
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
Straight from New York City, meet the creative team behind FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL.
Eric Holmes, Book/Lyrics
Eric’s credits include TV/Film: “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) “Evil” (CBS) “BrainDead” (CBS) “Smash” (NBC); Production Coordinator of the film “The Good Catholic.” Co-Producer of Theresa Rebeck’s first feature film “Poor Behavior.” Eric’s musical The Kings Critique that he wrote with Nat Zegree, debuted at Indiana University in 2016. His play Black Friday was nominated for Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting award in 2013. His farce, Nearly Departed, won him the David S. Hawes Scholarship in 2004. He participated in the LARK’S Writer’s Retreat for two summers and was a writer-in-residence at The New Harmony Project. From 2012-2014, he produced The Lilly Awards.
Nat Zegree, Music/Lyrics
Nat was nominated for two BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for performances as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Million Dollar Quartet, Directed by Hunter Foster, for Best Lead Actor and Best Vocal Performance; heard in Pasek and Paul’s New Musical Dear Evan Hansen, which premiered at the Arena Theatre in Washington DC; and made his NYC debut in Carner and Gregor’s Barely Legal concert at 54 Below followed by his own solo show at 54 Below. Since then, Nat music directed, hosted and performed in shows at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman and Don’t Tell Mamma’s. Nat originated the role of Ted in Carner and Gregor’s new musical, Island Song and the role of Truman Burbank in Alex Gemignani’s musical adaptation of The Truman Show. Nat music directed and conducted Chicago, The Wedding Singer, The Rocky Horror Show, and Schoolhouse Rock Live. Other credits include: Henry (Next to Normal), Moritz (Spring Awakening), Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), Rocky (The Rocky Horror Show), Feste (12th Night), Flute (A Midsummer Nights Dream), and Ralph (Lord of the Flies.) His solo album “Fly More Than You Fall” is available on iTunes.
Jeff Whiting, Director & Choreographer
Acclaimed as a ‘director with a joyous touch’ by the New York Times, Jeff Whiting is a director and choreographer with work on Broadway, Television, Special Events and Concerts around the world. BROADWAY (Associate): Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. UPCOMING: Love Affair, Crazy For You, Little Dancer, The Baker’s Wife, In The Light, Loch Lomond, Cookies, It Happened In Key West, Fly More Than You Fall, Troy, Joan Crawford in Flesh and Blood. NATIONAL TOUR: Bullets Over Broadway, Hairspray, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Louis and Ella. OFF-BROADWAY & OTHER: Cookies (NYMF), Single Wide (NYMF), Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), Gypsy (Capital). SPECIAL EVENTS/CONCERTS: James Taylor Live at Carnegie Hall (with Bette Midler, Sting, Tony Bennett), The New Victory Arts Awards (with Sarah Jessica Parker, John Lithgow), Disney’s Magical Moments (Brazil). Jeff is also the creator and founder of Stage Write Software, the standard method for documenting choreography, the Founding Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a premiere music theatre training program, and was featured in a TED Talk sharing his philosophy of “Open Jar Thinking.”
Please be aware that theatrical smoke and strobe lighting are used in this production.