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UP AND AWAY TRACKS
What's a Fella Good For - Joe
00:00 / 00:00

"Hammonds and Bair...have crafted a world that is at once comic-strip broad and full of authentic heart, smart enough for adults but clean enough for kids to enjoy together...this "little show that could" may yet become as much of a perennial as Little Shop of Horrors."
- Broadway World

A New Kind of Hero - Company
00:00 / 00:00
Don't Mind If I Do - Jerry
00:00 / 00:00
Up and Away - Company
00:00 / 00:00
Good News - Jerry and Susie
00:00 / 00:00

"A clever, crowd-pleasing riff on an oversaturated genre of entertainment. It succeeds so wildly on stage because it is crafted specifically to be performed live on stage..." Pittsburgh in the Round

World Premiere
of
UP AND AWAY

extends until April 22nd!

Jan 25, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Hammonds
Music by Kristin Bair

Not much happens in Farmtown, USA, home of brothers Joe and Jerry Jessup. So when Joe realizes he has superpowers, he high-tails it out of town to seek fame and fortune in “Big City.” When he finds trouble instead, jittery Jerry is forced to follow – and their boring life is turned upside down into a rip roarin’ adventure! Toss in an eccentric billionaire, plucky reporter and dastardly villians, and you’ve got one epic tale of the world’s FIRST superhero. Five actors take on the roles of over 50 different characters in this high-flying world-premiere comedy guaranteed to keep the suspense high and the laughs rolling!

This show is available as part of the CLO Cabaret Series, and may be purchased by calling 412-281-2822. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

to present the
WORLD PREMIERE

of

June, 2017

KEVIN IS NOW

TWO-TIME WINNER
of the
"The Jerry Harrington Award For Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre"

2015 - Lyrics

2017 - Librettist

 

Two Musicals Now Available for Licensing through Rodgers & Hammerstein

Real Estate shark, Kyle Prescott has his marching orders: Tear down a New York City homeless shelter in order to build a Cineplex – even if it is one week before Christmas. Kyle is humbled and amazed when he meets older resident Nick who has amnesia but also a giving spirit, even under such dire circumstances.

With his supervisor breathing down his neck, Kyle is feeling pressure to shut down the shelter, but when he learns that Nick was found unconscious in a Santa suit, he starts to believe that his new friend may be the actual Santa Claus. As the hustle and bustle of Christmas in New York builds to a frenzy, so does the action-packed twists and turns of this hysterical and heart-warming new family musical. This soon-to-be classic is filled with rousing Broadway tunes, and touching Christmas songs that will get even the most jaded city dweller in the holiday spirit.

Faith, devotion and a community’s awesome power of denial are themes in this magical musical with a lush score. Consisting of nine female roles, five male roles, and a large female ensemble, Hope is a heart-warming, heart-breaking and evocative piece that leaves audience members talking long after the curtain falls.

On a remote island torn apart by war, three newcomers arrive by boat with promise of a bridge connecting the island of Hope to modern civilization. As the newcomers campaign the islanders to embrace change and move on, they find themselves falling in love with the island and the women who inhabit it.

May, 2015

WINNER
of the
"The Jerry Harrington Award For Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre
"

 

December, 2014

"Super Hero"

is awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Trust.

December 8, 2014

"The Answering Machine"

wins

"BEST MUSICAL"

"BEST LYRICS"

at the Theatre Now New York's 2nd Annual Sound Bites 10 Minute Musical Theatre Festival.

July 7th 

It's Just The Beginning:

The Songs of 

Charles Miller

& Kevin Hammonds

Available NOW on iTunes

Featuring the very best of Charles & Kevin's songs from 10 of their most popular musicals, sung by West End and Broadway stars including:

 

18 Stunning songs sung by the West End & Broadways hottest stars! Featuring: JULIE ATHERTON (Avenue Q, Mamma Mia), HELENA BLACKMAN (BBC s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?), VALERIE CUTKO (Cabaret), PIA DOUWES (Chicago), BRENDA EDWARDS (ITV's X-Factor, Chicago, We Will Rock You), MARK EVANS (BBC's Your Country Needs You, Wicked, Spamalot), FENTON GRAY (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers), DONNA HINES (Little Shop Of Horrors, Dancing In The Streets), JODIE JACOBS (Rent, Fame), CASSIDY JANSON (Wicked, Avenue Q), MICHAEL MCCARTHY (Les Miserables), CHARLOTTE PAGE (Phantom Of The Opera), LOUISE PLOWRIGHT (Mamma Mia), RICHARD REYNARD (Blood Brothers), PAUL SPICER (Avenue Q), SHONA WHITE (Wicked, Chess), ALAN WINNER (Gone With The Wind) and a stunning performance of Never Learned To Type by CAROLINE O'CONNOR (Moulin Rouge, Chicago) This CD contains the finest works from Musicals written by this very unusual team combining the very best of British music scores from Charles Miller with the dynamism of the lyrics of New York's Kevin Hammonds. West End meets Broadway in new musical theatre composition. The songs come from their best known shows including: Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, When Midnight Strikes, Cabin Fever, Fabula, Hope and No One In The World.

April 7th 
"SUPER HERO"

Kevin and and composer, Kristin Bair debuted their brand-new musical comedy "SUPER HERO" with a reading at Pearl Studios. SUPER HERO is about a young man man gets super human powers before the advent of the super hero, and must learn on his own what to wear, how to fly and what to do with said powers.

 

What do you do when you're the first man with super human powers? You wing it!

MARCH 1st 
"The Answering Machine"

Check out Kevin's new 10-minute musical written with composer Andy Roninson for "Take a Ten Musical," a new podcast series releasing a brand new ten minute musical each month. Starting March 1st, Kevin joins the podcast with a new musical called "The Answering Machine." Set in the early 90s, this new podcast follows the trajectory of a new relationship through messages left on an answering machine, back when cell phones weren't the norm, and the only way to get the message was to leave one at the beep.

Click here to Listen: Take a Ten Musicals

DECEMBER 2013
"RSVP ASAP"

After an exciting new rewrite and complete overhaul Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds' RSVP ASAP received a brand new production at the London School of Musical Theatre. 

DECEMBER 2013
"Brenda Bly:Teen Detective"

Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (book and lyrics by Kevin Hammonds/music by Charles Miller) was produced at the University of Chichester.

OCTOBER 2013
When Midnight Strikes nominated for "BEST MUSICAL" by the OFFIES (The Off-West End Theatre Awards).

 

OCTOBER 2013
"When Midnight Strikes"

London critics have gone mad for Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds' When Midnight Strikes, and its new stunning production Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

 

Click here to download the press packet to read the rave reviews.

 

AUGUST 2013 
"The Blind Tiger"

Kevin was commissioned to write an original interactive event to take place at an emersive "speak Easy."