This summer Theatre-on-the-Hill goes BACK TO THE 80's: the decade of gnarly dudes, bodacious babes and totally radical tunes. This like, totally awesome musical does for the Eighties what GREASE did for the Fifties and ROCK OF AGES did for the Seventies. Steeped in the culture, fashion, dance and music of the times, this seldom performed gem of a tribute features two hours of back-to-back hits from artists such as The B-52's, Wham!, The J.Geils Band, Jefferson Starship, Devo, Kenny Loggins, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Rush, Cyndi Lauper, Rick Astley, The Who, Survivor and many more.
The musical journeys back to the year 1989 through the eyes of thirty-something Corey Palmer (Scott Bovaird), as he recalls his senior year at William Ocean High. Prominently featured in his reminiscence are Tiffany (Kristina Parro), his first love; Michael Feldman (Victor Rachal), quarterback and his arch rival; his best friends Kirk and Alf (Troy Schaeflein and Jon Slowik, respectively); the boy-crazy, Madonna fashionista Cyndi (Alyssa Emelio); Feargal (Kevin Nepomuceno), super-nerd; teachers (Scott Boland and Guinevere McGahan) and of course Corey (Caleb Hand) his younger self on the cusp of manhood. As performed by a large and exceptionally talented cast, the tales from this bygone era are at times funny, at times bittersweet but always highly entertaining.
The creative team of last year's hit THE MUSIC MAN, choreograper KB Bowman, vocal director Sharon Hand and producer/director Michael Fudala, return to bring their unique vision to this exciting production.
Theatre-on-the-Hill has been listed by Money magazine as one of the reasons Bolingbrook is in the top 100 places to live in the United States. Come experience a celebration of the Eighties, the decade that brought us MTV and Miami Vice, Rubik's Cube and Ronald Reagan, Cats and Chernobyl, the DeLorean and Dallas – and much, much more.
Appropriate for all ages, performances run from June 29 to July 15, 8:30 on Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 on Sundays at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center behind Village Center 375 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, Il 60440. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for student and seniors. Group rates are available. Further information is available at www.tothbolingbrook.com or by calling 630-908-2538.