‘Back to the ’80s’


Old Fort High School’s drama department is going back in time with the production of “Back to the ’80s.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the “Back to the ’80s: The Totally Awesome Musical.”

“Back to the ’80s” tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now 30-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 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.

Cast members include Stephen Simon as Corey Palmer Sr., Jarrett Woodall as Corey Palmer Jr., Ashtyn Sebetto as Tiffany Houston, Cole Begelow as Michael Feldman, Gretta Kissell as Ms. Sheena Branigan, Dakota Patterson as Mr. Stevie Cocker, Megan Zimmerman as Cindi Gibson, Nycholas Martinez as Feargal McFerrin III, Arizona Cupples as Eileen Reagan, Anna Winger as Mel Easton/featured dancer, Gabie Oliver as Kim Easton, Morgan Wilkinson as Laura Wilde, Nikki Fry as Debbie Fox, Elvis Beachler as Billy Arnold, Devyn Smith as George Michael, Jacob Webb as Lionel Astley, Luke Wagner as Huey Jackson, Brandon Swartz as Alf Bueller, David Kupka as Kirk Keaton, Ryan Miller as a radio DJ/jock, Caleb O’Connor as Mr. Miyagi, Amy Corfman as Amanda London, Grace DeAnda as Kim Wilde, Maya Englehart as Missy Louise, Emily Kupka as Whitney Carlisle, Allison Schultze as Jackie Dalton, Emily Batesole as Penny Parker, Gwen Kiser as Kadie Nickx, Emily Anstead as Amandia, Madison Shaull as Grace Benatar, Lydia Frankart as Selena Newton John, Alexis Kaltenbach as Bertha Manchester, Nicole Holland as Patricia Jones, Jade Smith as Malinda Nickx and Brianna Davidson as Zoey Felton. Chorus members are Joanna Barnes, Nathan DeRodes, Elijah Englehart, Reagan Huff, Sara Pemberton Melody Tyson and Kathleen Root.

Crew members and the artistic team are Hanna Bilger, Harmon Channels, Karli Colson, Arizona Cupples, Dayna Dymond, Lydia Frankart, Katie Fry, Erika Galindo, Madison Guth, Alexis Kaltenbach, Ashylyn Magers, Aly Pence, Bennett Wasserman, Camille Yoshimoto and Megan Zimmerman.

Crew members are Student Director Rachel Eberly,and Stage Managers/Assistant Student Directors Audrey Whitman and Jenna Clouse.