The excitement is building in Piper’s Hill College, Naas, as the students prepare to stage their annual musical “Back To The 80s”.
Following the wonderful success of last year’s show “Grease”, “Back To The 80s” promises to be an even bigger explosion of nostalgic sight and sound celebrating the fashion, music and icons of the 1980s.
The musical will go on stage on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November, at 8 pm in the school sports hall. Written by Neil Gooding, “Back To The 80s” tells the story of the 1989 graduating class of William Ocean High School as seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, now in his thirties. Teased hair, blue eye shadow and funky colours abound, as Corey and his classmates relive the love, heartbreak and joy of growing up in an 80’s world. In spite of its setting the story lines parallel the life of a typical teenager today. The time may be different but many of the issues remain the same.
The characters names are reminiscent of 80s pop culture: Tiffany Houston, Cindi Gibson, Alf Bueller, Huey Jackson and Kirk Keaton. The show features a string of 80s hits: “Kids In America”, “Video Killed The Radio Star”, “Walking On Sunshine”, “The Time Of My Life”, etc.etc.
This high energy show has a cast of fifty and promises to have you dancing in the aisles to help banish economic and winter gloom.
The director is Aine O’Connor, Musical Director is Olivia Roche and Choreographer is Brenda Malone.
Tickets are priced at E12, or E8 for children and senior citizens and are on sale in the school office and Top Twenty, Naas.