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Music & Lyrics by: Matthew Nassida
Lyrics & Book by: Raneem Elmohandes and Dana Elmohandes

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Living with her family in a castle floating above the clouds, Reema is a quirky 10-year-old girl who stands out from her twin sister Deema and the rest of her family. Their monotonous routine consists of collecting and extracting "Glint," a magical substance from the clouds to prevent the castle from falling to The Below. However, Reema uncovers a secret about the Glint, her family's past, and The Below, leading her to embark on a journey to uncover the truth.

Upwards had it’s first reading on May 3rd, 2023 at NYU.

"Seeing” from Upwards premiered in the NYU New Musical Theatre Works concert at Joe’s Pub on May 22nd, 2023. 
The show went into rehearsals shortly after and premiered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on January 19th for Riyadh season in the 600 seat Global Theater. The show was the first original musical in Saudi Arabia to be directed by a woman and to be in Informal Arabic.

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Second Tour destination in Saudi Arabia - Jeddah April 2024

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