From the Earth to the Moon Musical

Saturday, April 23, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Theater Arts Caltech presents the world premiere of a new musical: From the Earth to the Moon, opening April 15, 2022.


From the creators of the record-breaking Caltech Star Trek musical parody Boldly Go! comes a fresh new science fiction musical based on a Jules Verne classic.

America, 1865. Come be whisked along on an imagining of spaceflight in the late nineteenth century, following the daring mission from its inception, through its challenges, triumphs, dangers, and exciting conclusion! Quirky and lovable inventor J.T. Maston invites us on the grandest voyage in human history. The Civil War has ended, and the Union artillery designers and scientists of the Baltimore Gun Club who led the North to victory are in search of a new endeavor. Maston's best friend, the brilliant engineer Captain Barbicane, proposes an audacious undertaking: to build a colossal cannon and use it to launch the first projectile to the Moon! Gauntlets are thrown, headlines made, duels waged, and alliances put to the test! From the Earth to the Moon is a combustible and dynamic tale, set to vibrant, electrifying music that captures the wonder of Jules Verne's extraordinary voyages.

This explosive musical adaptation of From the Earth to the Moon is a story of timeless ideals, applied in the unique and timely setting of technological problem-solving. It is a tale of both the power and pitfalls of ambition, of the strength of friendship and of reconciliation, of the trials of love, of passion for truth and knowledge, and of the eternal human need to go beyond the confines of the present, to break the bounds of the possible, and to reach for the stars.

This musical is written by brothers Cole Remmen (UCSB PhD student, theater studies) and Grant Remmen (Caltech alum and theoretical physicist at KITP/UCSB), and directed by Brian Brophy (Star Trek: TNG; Shawshank Redemption; PhD Comics 2; Director, Theater Arts Caltech).

Where: Ramo Auditorium, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus, Pasadena, CA


Friday, April 15, 7:30pm

Saturday, April 16, 7:30pm

Thursday, April 21, 7:30pm

Friday, April 22, 7:30pm

Saturday, April 23, 7:30pm

Sunday, April 24, 2:30pm

This performance is open to the public.

Discounted tickets for staff and students can be purchased over the phone or at the door, while tickets last.

Purchasing tickets online or over the phone will include convenience fees.

Ticket Office: (626) 395-4652

For more information, please contact Brian Brophy by phone at 626-395-3295 or by email at brophy@caltech.edu or visit tacit.caltech.edu.