This year’s Te Puke High School production is going to take you on a journey. A journey back to a time when Michael Jackson and Rick Astley were the Kings of Pop. A journey back to a time when bubble skirts and blue eyeshadow were cool. A journey back to a time when Atari was the cutting edge technology. That’s right dudes, you are about to go on a journey ‘Back To The 80’s!’
Set in the USA, ‘Back To The 80’s – The Totally Awesome Musical’ tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980’s, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something in the 21st Century.
The, then 17-year-old Corey, is madly in love with his next-door neighbour, Tiffany Houston, who barely notices this, as she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. While Corey and his friends may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin III, whose best friend is his computer, and who believes the crazy notion that one day CDs will replace cassette tapes.
Meanwhile, the teachers are having issues of their own. Mr Cocker, after being in a relationship for two years with the apparently conservative English teacher Miss Sheena Brannigan, finds out she is keeping a secret that causes him to doubt everything about her.
Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80’s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will delight and amuse an audience of any age.
‘Back To The 80’s! – The Totally Awesome Musical’ is written by Neil Gooding and is presented by arrangement by David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au.
The ‘Back To The 80’s’ – The Totally Awesome Musical’ season will start with a Gala Opening on Tuesday 26th June, with pre-show nibbles and interval desserts and coffee plus the show. Juice and complimentary wine will be served. Tickets for this show will be $25 per person and if you would like to book a table for a group, please contact the School Office and let them know how many are in your group.
The rest of the season runs from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th at 7.30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for school students ($36 family concession of 2 adults and 2 students) and can be purchased at the School Office.