42 Balloons

42 Balloons poster

42 Balloons is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.


2nd of July 1982.

Using a lawn chair and approximately 42 helium-filled weather balloons, truck driver Larry Walters defied all the odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) to make his lifelong dream a reality and fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles.

No, seriously.

In a chair.

Featuring an irresistible, 80s-style pop score, 42 Balloons questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true.

Is the sky actually the limit, and what happens if it doesn’t all go to plan?

About the show

Songs from 42 Balloons