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Going Up is a musical comedy in three acts with music by Louis Hirsch and book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and James Montgomery. Set in Lenox, Massachusetts, United States at the end of World War I, the musical tells the story of a writer turned aviator who wins the hand of the high society girl that he loves by his daring handling of the joystick of a biplane.
After tryouts from November 15, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, it opened on Broadway at the Liberty Theatre, New York on December 25, 1917. It ran for 351 performances.
ACT I - Lounging room at Gordon Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts.
ACT II - Sitting room of Robert Street's apartment at the Inn, same evening.
ACT III - Scene 1 - A field near Gordon Inn, six o'clock the next afternoon.
ACT III - Scene 2 - Another portion of the field.
ACT III - Scene 3 - In the air, an hour later.
ACT III - Scene 4 - Exterior of Hotel, one hour later.
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