FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN: "Flight Night" at Lion Bridge Brewing
Composer, Lyricist, and Concept: Robert Lindsey-Nassif
Book: Peter Ullian
Join us as we sail (or fly!) down memory lane with a screening of CROpera’s 2010 production of Robert Lindsey-Nassif's fun and quirky musical!
Jerry Gorman is a regular guy from Passaic, New Jersey who just wants to fly. The neighbors think he’s nutty and his mother disapproves. But his girlfriend Gracie believes in him. Loosely based on a true story, Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons. Flight of the Lawnchair Man is a musical that reminds us that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.
Cedar Rapids Opera strives to create an environment that is welcoming and safe for all, and that's why we've come up with two ways to enjoy this event according to your comfort level. Read on for details!
Enjoy at Lion Bridge Brewing
For an in-person experience, join us as at Lion Bridge Brewing for a brewer-guided tasting of five delicious beers and screening with your fellow CROpera friends.
Enjoy at Home
More comfortable snuggling in to watch the show from home? No problem! Register at Eventbrite to receive a self-guided beer tasting and a link to the screening right from your own computer, smart TV, or personal device. The digital "curtain" will rise promptly at 7:30…but unlike a normal show, you can pause this one to go get more snacks!
IN-PERSON with TASTING: I want to gather with others at Lion Bridge Brewing! Ticket includes screening, brewer-guided, 5-beer flight tasting, and pretzel bites with beer cheese and mustard: $30
IN-PERSON DESIGNATED DRIVER: I want to gather with others at Lion Bridge Brewing! Ticket includes screening, non-alcoholic beverage of choice, and pretzel bites with beer cheese and mustard: $15
AT-HOME with TASTING: I will enjoy the show from home! But... I still want that beer flight and pretzel bites! Luckily for me, I can pick up my to-go food and beverage from Lion Bridge (complete with a tasting guide and program notes!), then head home to catch the show. Ticket includes link to 7:30 PM digital screening, a to-go 4-beer flight tasting, and pretzel bites with beer cheese and mustard: $20
AT HOME/SCREENING ONLY: I just want to be transported by this charming, quirky musical from the comfort of my own home. Just a screening ticket for me, please! Ticket includes link to 7:30 PM digital screening only.
Whichever way you choose to enjoy the evening, we're so glad you're along for the ride!
I know my service at Lion Bridge will be awesome! Should I leave a tip? Gratuity is already included, so if you're just having the beer flight and pretzels, you're good to go! But if you order other food, please tip accordingly. It's what The Lawnchairman would do, after all!
Does that mean I can order other food and beverage? Absolutely! That's what celebrations are for!
Is this event held indoors or outdoors? As much as we love the Midwest, we know better than to trust Iowa November weather. We'll be inside in the large tasting room this time around.
What COVID protocols are in place? Cedar Rapids Opera strives to create an environment that is welcoming and safe for all as we continue to move through this pandemic together. As such, this page will be updated to provide the latest guidelines for guests. Currently, mask and vaccination requirements are not in place for our 2021-2022 Season, but this is subject to change based on host venue guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and Linn County Public Health.
· Lion Bridge Brewing currently has no additional COVID-related policies or requirements in place.
· Masks are encouraged and will be available at the door.
· All Cedar Rapids Opera staff and artists are fully-vaccinated.
· If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get well. We will be happy to credit your tickets for a future 2021-2022 production.