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Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut Logo

Book by Scott Elmegreen

Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola

Directed by Kevin F. Harrington


National Tour Begins January 2020!

#About the Show

Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world!

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie’s on a mission across the solar system to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science along the way. But she’d better be home in time for dinner!

Allie was just your typical eight-year-old girl from Skokie, Illinois, until one day she was chosen for a very special mission. At the farthest edges of our solar system, an alien lands on Pluto looking for something very important from Earth. But it won’t speak with the President. It claims it won’t speak with anyone. Anyone, that is, except Awesome Allie. Called from across the sky and tapped by the President himself, Allie soon sets out in her dance-powered spaceship on a journey through the stars, soaring from Earth to Pluto with only a trusty, talking dog named Captain Chaos by her side. Along the way, she’ll meet unlikely challenges and unlikelier friends, from the disco dancing land rover stranded on Mars to the world’s smartest supercomputer, PAL 9000. She’ll learn the order of the planets and lots of fun facts about the solar system, and she’ll need the whole audience’s help if she’s going to dance her ship all the way to Pluto. But what does this Alien want? What is it that’s worth crossing the entire solar system to find? Allie’s about to discover that friendship just might be the most important thing in the whole universe—but only the audience can help her figure it out!

Grade Recommendations: Grades 1-3

Curriculum Standards: Science Education, Character Education, Technology, Literacy, Mathematics


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#Creative Team

Scott Elmegreen


Scott Elmegreen is a writer and composer whose work has premiered on Broadway and television, as well as off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. In addition to Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut, his shows include Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge (music and lyrics; national tour), Thucydides (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival winner), College The Musical (NYMF Award for Excellence; Richard Rodgers Award Finalist), Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (New York Musical Theatre Festival), and Straight (developed by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg). Scott has scored numerous plays including Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld (Helen Hayes; HBO; national tour), What I Took In My Hand (Ontological-Hysteric Incubator; Brick Theater), Daguerreotype (Abingdon Theater), We Can't Reach You, Hartford (Fringe First nomination), and Joyce Carol Oates’ Tone Clusters (Fringe Report Award, Best Play), and he has orchestrated ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (national tour) and others. Scott is also a published author of young adult fiction. Graduate of Princeton University.
Drew Fornarola


(Music & Lyrics)
Drew Fornarola is a songwriter and playwright from New York. He is currently developing a stage musical DreamWorks Film: VeggieTales Noah’s Ark (DreamWorks, 2015) starring Wayne Brady. Theater: STRAIGHT (2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick, off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater); Claudio Quest (winner of six 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence, optioned by Dramatic Forces); Molly Shannon’s Tilly The Trickster (Atlantic Theater Company, collaboration with Saturday Night Live’s Molly Shannon); Thucydides (Winner of Samuel French Play Festival); Vote (for Me!): A Musical Debate (London Theatre Workshop, Roy Arias Stages Off Broadway); College The Musical (MTVu Award, Hippodrome State Theatre); and the TYA musicals Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut and Uncle Pirate. Concerts of Drew’s songs have been presented at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Broadway au Carre (Paris), London Theatre Workshop (London), Bar Fedora at Au Lac (Los Angeles), and The Duplex, among others. In 2013 he provided string arrangements for #1 charting Japanese hip hop band CREAM. Drew has given masterclasses around the world in both performance and writing and is a proud member of the Broadway Dreams Foundation faculty. B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Fordham, Alumnus BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.
Kevin F. Harrington


Kevin Harrington has been producing and directing musicals for over 35 years! While a student at New York University, he studied with such notable theatre veterans as Agnes DeMille, Alfred Drake, Marni Nixon, and Larry Fuller. Sponsored by the League of American Theatres, Mr. Harrington was selected to participate in the Commercial Theatre Institute’s certification program and produced the equity showcase production, Go Go Beach for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. An associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, he has directed over 250 musicals including Ragtime, Evita, Funny Girl, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Carousel, West Side Story, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Sound of Music, Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut, Hairspray and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Along with his wife Phyllis, they are the proud parents of Alex and Emma and enjoy spending time with their Wheaten Terriers, Millie and Sophie!

#Marketing Materials

#Plaza Theatrical

Since 1983, the Plaza Organization, under the direction of Kevin F. Harrington, has been presenting highly acclaimed musicals, children’s theatre, and arts-in-education productions throughout the tri-state area. Their productions have been featured at the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, The Tilles Center for The Performing Arts, Live Nation’s NYCB Theatre (formerly Westbury Music Fair), Live Nation’s Wellmont Theatre, New Jersey, The Long Island Children’s Museum, The Cradle of Aviation Museum, and the St. George Theatre, Staten Island. More...


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