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Music by Jeffrey Lunden, book and lyrics by Arthur Perlman, from the play "Wings" by Arthur Kopit


In her youth, Emily was an aviatrix who walked on the wings of the family biplane. just as she once plummeted through space, she is now failing through inner space due to a heart attack. We go inside Emily's mind as she gropes her way back towards the cave of memory, away from the scrambled words and thoughts that hold her captive. With moving simplicity, Wings charts Emily's recovery as she begins to regain the vocabulary to accompany her reawakened emotions. But a relapse hurls her back in to the void, this time facing death. in this musical's exultant view, however, Emily has merely taken flight once again, the bravery that prompted her exploits in the sky having seized her anew.

Musical Numbers:

(taken from the Cast Album listing)

  1. The New Daredevils of the Air
  2. Catastrophe
  3. The Hospital/Globbidge
  4. Wait - Stop - Hold - Cut
  5. My Name Then ...
  6. All In All
  7. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  8. Makey Your Naming Powers
  9. I'll Come Back To That
  10. Yum, Yummy, Yum
  1. Tither
  2. I Don't Trust Him
  3. Malacats
  4. Needle
  5. Out On the Wing
  6. I Wonder What's Inside
  7. A recipe For Cheesecake
  8. Like the Clouds
  9. Snow
  10. Wings


3 men, 4 women (may be cast as 2 men and 3 women with doubling as shown)

Doctor / Mr Brambilla
Nurse / Mrs Timmins


Reed (flute, clarinet), percussion, 2 keyboards, cello


World Premiere Recording - RCA Victor 09026-68323-2