WSU-TV, channel 13, will air "Waltzing in Heaven" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. "Waltzing in Heaven" is a story of faith, hope and love triumphing over heartbreak and loss in a father’s musical gift to his son. When the plane carrying Ronnie and other members of the WSU football team crashed, Howard hoped to at least have the ring Ronnie always wore to remember him by. Thirteen years after the tragedy, the ring was miraculously found and returned to Ronnie’s parents.
“Waltzing in Heaven” is based on Howard’s poetry, which helped to console him in his grief. Howard is credited with the concept of the show and Janie Peak with the story and script. Rick Lopez, Vickie and Scott Beck are credited with the music and lyrics. The original musical production debuted at WSU on Oct. 2, 2008 and is directed by Marie King, associate professor and director for musical theatre in the School of Performing Arts.