Back to the 80s  

Directed by
Brad D. Fowler

Music Director
Hunter Dotson


Fri, March 23rd, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sat, March 24th, 2018 - 2:00 & 7:00pm
Sun, March 25th, 2018 - 2:00pm


Enrichment Center Stage

Join the class of 1985 as they experience the fun and heartbreak of growing up in a totally awesome decade.

From the era that brought the world the Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back to the 80's. In the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.

Back to the 80's tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now thirty-something Corey Palmer. Seventeen-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school, but she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good looking – the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they 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. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eyeshadow, 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 audiences of any age.

Auditions for Back to the 80's will be held at the Enrichment Center Stage, 205 Spalding Drive, in December 2017 for ages 14 - adult. Each person must read dialogue provided at the audition and sing a song from the list below for their character that shows off their vocal range and ability. If your character is not identified with a song (such as Huey) then choose any song from the list.

Audition Times:
*Saturday, December 9th from 1:30-4:00pm
*Tuesday, December 12th from 6:30-8:00pm

Character Description Gender Age

Corey Palmer (senior) The narrator of the show. He is the older version of Corey, now living in the year 2000 and reminiscing about his high school days in the 1980s. Male 30-45

Corey Palmer (junior) The hero of the musical. He is an ordinary, likeable senior in high school that is dealing with typical issues including his love for Tiffany Houston. Male 15-18

Alf Bueller One of Corey Junior's best friends. A likeable teenager just coming out of childhood and beginning adulthood. Male 15-18

Kirk Keaton One of the "nice" boys who is naive and has difficulty with girls. Male 15-18

Tiffany Houston A cute, bubbly teenager from the 80's, who is innocent, naïve and doe-eyed about boys and love. Female 14-18

Cyndi Gibson A street-smart, boy-wary member of Tiffany's posse who has a crush on Michael but always settles for other boys. Female 14-18

Mel Easton One of the elite "Cool Girls," she is the twin sister of Kim who loves to rock out as a backup to the group. Female 14-18

Kim Easton The twin sister of Mel and friend of Cyndi. Kim is a party-loving cheerleader who does not do well in school. Female 14-18

Michael Feldman The coolest guy in the school who has the attention of all the girls. When the girls are not around, he is a mean manipulative oaf who picks on smaller kids. Male 14-18

Billy Arnold A popular, athletic guy who appears tough and is revered yet has little backbone without Michael. Male 14-18

Lionel Astley He is a follower and not quite as cool as the other guys in his posse, but is tolerated by the girls. Male 14-18

Huey Jackson The final guy to round out the group of Michael Feldman's friends. Not much else to be said - big hair, wears clothes that were cool at the time, but now just look like fluorescent mismatches of colour. Huey is an 80's tragic - he is the only member of the cool group to go as far as wearing a white Michael Jackson glove - as was the fashion of the day! Male 14-18

Feargal Mcferrin The sensitive school nerd. He is supremely intelligent, but his visions of life in the new millenium are always mocked. Male 14-18

Eileen Reagan The new arrival, charming and full of life and vitality. She is a dreamer who longs for the day when she has a boyfriend. Female 14-18

Laura Wilde Debbie's best friend. She is awkward and has trouble with boys, but is a nice girl. Female 14-18

Debbie Fox Laura's competitive best friend. She lies about her fantasy relationships with celebrities. Female 14-18

Ms. Sheena Brannigan An outwardly reserved and slightly conservative Senior Students Coordinator who has a wild past. Female 30-45

Mr. Stevie Cocker The Deputy Principal and math teacher at William Ocean High School who has strong feelings for Sheena. Male 30-45

Ensemble Backup Vocalists Male or Female 14-30

Rubic's Cube

    Song List and Character who Sings the Song
    * indicates song should not be used for audition
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Featured Male)
  • Kids In America (Featured Female)
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Tiffany)
  • Footloose (Michael)
  • Mickey (Mel / Kim)
  • Video Killed The Radio Star (Feargal)
  • Believe It Or Not (Corey Jr)
  • Lets Hear It for the Boy (Laura / Debbie)
  • * I'm Gonna Be - 500 Miles
  • * You Give Love A Bad Name
  • You Give Love A Bad Name Reprise (Mr. Cocker)
  • Man In The Mirror (Mr. Cocker)
  • * Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
  • Love Shack (Corey Jr / Lionel)
  • Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Miss Brannigan)
  • Walking On Sunshine (Eileen)
  • Get Outta Me Dreams - Get Into My Car (Michael)
  • Centerfold (Mr. Cocker)
  • Lost In Your Eyes (Eileen)
  • Never Gonna Give You Up (Billy)
  • Material Girl (Cyndi)
  • Don't Worry Be Happy / Come On, Eileen (Corey Jr. / Kirk / Alf)
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Featured Male)
  • * (I've Had) The Time Of Me Life
  • * Back To The 80's Megamix!
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