ABOUT FLY

Fly More Than You Fall introduces a young girl, Malia, who deals with the tragic news of her mother’s diagnosis in the only way she knows how – through her writing. Malia crafts a tale of a young bird with broken wings who embarks on the journey of a lifetime, continually weaving in and out of Malia’s real-life struggles to navigate grief, puberty and growing up in the middle of nowhere.

Creative Team

Nat Zegree

Music/Lyrics

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.

Eric Holmes

Book/Lyrics

Eric Holmes, Book/Lyrics: Eric’s credits include TV/Film: “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) “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. Their new collaboration Fly More Than You Fall received it’s first workshop at Syracuse University in the Spring of 2018. 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. Other projects include: Turkey Day, To Have and To Hold, Flawless, Alamo, Reel

Jeff Whiting

Director/Choreographer

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.”

Casting

FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL's world premiere will be produced and developed at Utah Valley University's School of the Arts for a commercial Broadway run. The premiere will be at UVU's Noorda Center for the Performing Arts Smith Theater.

Thank you to everyone that came out to our auditions at Utah Valley University’s Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. We had an amazing response and what a tremendous showing of talent. We are going through all of our audition notes and will be announcing casting soon. If you have any questions about casting, please email us at casting@flymorethanyoufall.com. Please check back to this site for updates. Please know that we THANK YOU for sharing your talent and spending your Saturday with us! All of our love!

The Fly More Than You Fall team.

CONTACT

Have questions about the production or auditions? Feel free to drop us an email at info@flymorethanyoufall.com