AHS to present 'Back to the '80s.. The Totally Awesome Musical' Nov. 7-9 at Roxy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remember when actors became American presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes a totally awesome musical - "Back to the '80s...The Totally Awesome Musical" - in the style of movies such as "Back To The Future", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "The Karate Kid" and "The Wedding Singer".

This production, co-directed by Kim Wankum and Noelle Puffet, will be brought to the Roxy Theater stage by the Alta High School drama department next month.

Set in the USA, "Back To The '80s" tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980s, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something.

Throw in copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, 20 cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse an audience of any age, but will also inspire any young cast.

Will Corey finally get the girl of his dreams?

Will the Prom night be a success?

Will Feargal McFerrin III ever get a date?

To find out all these answers and many more.

All you have to do is take a journey "Back to the '80s".

"Back to the '80s...The Totally Awesome Musical" will be presented Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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