Remember the 80’s? DLT production revisits the past

Posted in: Society
Feb 7, 2013 - 8:40:26 AM

DLT Back to the Eighties posterRemember when a former actor became America’s President?
When bubble skirts and blue eyeshadow were cool?
And Atari was considered cutting-edge technology?
It was called “the ’80’s,” and like the blue eye shadow, it was cool.
The Duncan Little Theatre is preparing to transport area patrons to that crazy decade through its upcoming production, Back to the 80’s.
The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. at the Simmons Center Theatre on two consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 15 and 16, and Feb. 22 and 23.
The musical tells the story of a senior class at William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980’s, as recalled and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something.
Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines to songs that were popular at the time, the obligatory 80’s party scene, twenty cans of hairspray, along with some of the most popular songs ever written, and voila! you have a musical that not delights audiences of all ages.
Cast and crew
Written by Neil Gooding, with original musical adaptation by Scott Copeman, the DLT production of Back to the 80’s is being directed by Tiphani Currell and co-produced by Justin and Buffy Sullivan. Veronica Hodgson is music director, and Paula Harrison is choreographer.
Other members of the production crew include Sydney Henricks, dance captain; Paula Huckabaa, property manager; Scott Hoffman, lighting/scenery director; and Zachary Payne, construction/backstage manager.
Members of the cast and their roles include J. Eric Hennan, 30-something Corey; Sam Moffatt, high school senior Corey; Hudson Moore, Alf Bueller; Skyler Wilkerson, Kirk Keaton; Sydney Henricks, Tiffany Houston; Kayce Miller, Cyndi Gibson; Mikayla Amaya, Mel Easton; Hailey Williams, Kim Easton; Eric Schmidt, Michael Feldman; and John Mirth, Billy Arnold.
Other cast members are Lee Treadaway, Huey Jackson; Justin Sullivan, Feargal McFerrin; Heather Amaya, Laura Wilde; Mackenzie Cook, Debbie Fox; Destiney Hlavaty-Payne, Eileen Reagan; Tara Jackson, Ms. Sheena Brannigan; Ken Jones, Mr. Steve Cocker; Teyahta Easley, Bella; Alexandra Matthews, Vanessa; Tara Harper, Becky; Cheri Spurgin, Michelle; Jeanetta Brown, Tracy; and Shannon Anton, McKenna.
Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for students, military personnel and senior citizens. They may be ordered at
DLT season tickets are no longer available except through membership.
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