What do we do when we see someone behaving in an atypical way, maybe coughing too much in a movie, or moving slower than everyone else in line at the store? How do we feel when we are the person who is coughing too much, or moving slower than the crowd, maybe causing an inconvenience to others?
Flight of Fantasy is an examination of being different and misunderstood, set in a fairy tale land with a king, a princess, a fire breathing dragon…and a big circus scene. Why a circus scene? The movie, The Greatest Showman, a fictionalized story about the creation of P.T. Barnum's circus, serves as inspiration for the circus scene within the musical. Many cast members were inspired by the movie's story about people with atypical appearances finding a home together and discovering their talents. Our cast wanted to explore the circus characters and enjoy the feelings of triumph and solidarity those characters felt in the movie.
Like most fairy tales, ours is set in a magical world of wonder occurring in an indeterminate time in the past. But, unlike most fairy tales, there are no clear heroes or villains in Flight of Fantasy. Our cast are characters that are searching to belong and experience the exquisite beauty of self-acceptance.
Watch the performance here!