Back to the 80's

Back to the 80's


Written by  Neil Gooding
Additional Material by  Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by   Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by   Scott Copeman


Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Revue, Rated PG


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 this "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.

Songs Include * Footloose * Girls Just Want To Have Fun * Wake Me Up Before You Go Go * Material Girl * Kids In America * Love Shack * Total Eclipse Of The Heart * Video Killed The Radio Star * Let's Hear It For The Boy * Time Of My Life * Mickey * You Give Love A Bad Name and Lots Lots More

Set in the USA, Back To The 80's 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.

The then 17-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbour, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school. However, she barely notices this, as 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 CD's will replace cassette tapes.

The year commences with Class President Elections: Michael steals Corey's election speech, and when he uses his ideas and promises the girls a kiss for a vote, he becomes President, with Tiffany as his Vice-President. Corey is left looking on despairingly.

During the year, several new students arrive at the school - Mel and Kim Easton (the all-singing, all-dancing twin cheerleaders) and Eileen Reagan, whose life becomes a nightmare when Michael and his gang start to send her fake love letters.

Will Eileen ever make new friends at William Ocean High School?
Will Tiffany ever see the evil side of Michael?
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, confiscates an old swimsuit catalogue from a student, only to discover that his girlfriend is the centerfold. How will he cope? Will their relationship be able to survive this hurdle?

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 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 80's!

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