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 forty-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.

Character Actor Description

Corey Palmer (senior) Brad D. Fowler The narrator of the show. He is the older version of Corey, now living in the year 2018 and reminiscing about his high school days in the 1980s.

Corey Palmer (junior) Hunter Dotson 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.

Alf Bueller Sid Yadav One of Corey Junior's best friends. A likeable teenager just coming out of childhood and beginning adulthood.

Kirk Keaton Jackson Bush One of the "nice" boys who is naive and has difficulty with girls.

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

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

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

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

Michael Feldman Josh Stephens 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.

Billy Arnold Kyle Coombs A popular, athletic guy who appears tough and is revered yet has little backbone without Michael.

Huey Jackson Will Samples 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!

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

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

Laura Wilde Jesica West Debbie's best friend. She is awkward and has trouble with boys, but is a nice girl.

Debbie Fox Kara Ussery Laura's competitive best friend. She lies about her fantasy relationships with celebrities.

Ms. Sheena Brannigan Katy Durham An outwardly reserved and slightly conservative Senior Students Coordinator who has a wild past.

Mr. Stevie Cocker Jacob Ethan Sapp The Deputy Principal and math teacher at William Ocean High School who has strong feelings for Sheena.

Rubic's Cube

    Song List and Character who Sings the Song

  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Corey Sr.)
  • 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 (Corey Jr / Michael)
  • You Give Love A Bad Name(Corey Sr.)
  • You Give Love A Bad Name Reprise (Mr. Cocker)
  • Man In The Mirror (Mr. Cocker)
  • Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (All)
  • Love Shack (Corey Jr / Billy)
  • 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 (Corey Sr.)
  • (I've Had) The Time Of Me Life (All)
  • Back To The 80's Megamix! (All)
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