American Theater Group, in association with the ASCAP Foundation, presents

Presented at Hamilton Stage

Genre: Alternative

Saturday • October 12, 2013 • 8:00 PM

FREE - Reservation Required
Call 732-499-8226 or email to make a reservation.









The Cy Coleman New American Musical reading series – FREE
Presented by the American Theater Group
in association with the ASCAP Foundation.

Book by Patricia Cotter
Music by Stephen Weiner
Lyrics by Jason Rhyne
Orchestrations by Remy Kurs

Based on the HBO movie of the same name, Rocket Science is the story
of Hal Hefner, life long stutterer and odd ball. He is bright, funny and stuck
behind a wall of words he can’t quite get out of his mouth — until Queen of
the Debate Team, Jenny Ryerson, plucks him from high school obscurity
and entreats him join the High School Forensics Team. It’s love at first
tsunami and soon Hal begins a life altering journey to tackle his biggest
challenge: finding his true voice.

Rocket Science is the anti-high school musical. A musical for anybody
stuck at the back of the lunch line, hoping for pizza, but knowing, odds
are, they’re going to get stuck with the fish fillet; for the ones last
chosen in gym class; for those who sat home with their parents on Prom
Night. It’s a story of one boy’s determination, obsession and bravery to go
after what he wants, even when what he wants makes no sense
considering who he is. High School Debate might not be Rocket Science,
but it is about being brave, and about risking everything just for the
chance to stand in the light of the one you love, even if it’s just for a

Reservations required. Limited to two guests per reservation. Patrons
must arrive at UC PAC’s Hamilton Stage later than 15 minutes prior to
curtain time in order to redeem their reservation. Reservations for
patrons who are not present 15 minutes prior to curtain will be given
to “walk-up” patrons.

ABOUT The Cy Coleman New American Musical reading series
Presented by the American Theater Group
in association with the ASCAP Foundation.

Under the aegis of Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) ATG will
present staged readings of new musicals from some of the musical
theater’s most promising new writers. Audiences will watch top-flight
New York performers and be invited to offer feedback that will help shape
these musicals that aspire to Broadway and beyond. The feedback
sessions will be moderated by Mr. Schwartz.*

*Subject to his availability.

James Vagias, Co-Founder
Rick Sordelet, Co-Founder
Joe Mancuso, Co-Founder

ATG produces new and classic works, primarily by American playwrights,
with an emphasis on the development of new works and the rediscovery
of undeservedly neglected older ones. ATG engages audiences by making
theater's glorious possibilities accessible to the diverse community in which
we live, through remarkable performances as well as quality arts-in-
education programming.


This event will be presented at UC PAC's Hamilton Stage,
located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ 07065.