Back to the 80’s – Davitt College Musical
A spellbinding story that captivates audiences–making them laugh and cry, Back to the 80’s, the musical, will be performed by Davitt College Transition Year students this year from March 5th – 8th and promises to be one of the best productions of all time.
Back to the 80’s, the musical, is the story of the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their senior year and experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and loneliness of growing up… All set to the biggest hits of the 80’s, including: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Kids In America, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Footloose, Video Killed The Radio Star, You Give Love A Bad Name, Man In The Mirror, Love Shack, Dancing On The Ceiling/Total Eclipse of the Heart, Walking On Sunshine, Don’t Worry, Be Happy / Come on Eileen and many more, this show promises not to disappoint!
Set in the era of the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the 80’s presents a world when actors became American Presidents, when Bubble skirts were cool, when Atari was cutting edge technology and when mobile phones were as big as bricks!
Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80’s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray and you have a musical that will delight and amuse audiences of any age! Following the success of last year’s musical, Disco Fever, this Davitt College musical production is a guaranteed hit…a night to remember and one not to be missed!
That 80’s Show Information Sheet
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Kids In America
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Video Killed The Radio Star
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Let’s Hear It For the Boy
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
You Give Love A Bad Name
Man In The Mirror
Dancing On The Ceiling/Total Eclipse of the Heart
Walking On Sunshine
Lost in Your Eyes
Don’t Worry, Be Happy / Come on Eileen
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Back To The 80’s Megamix!
Story: From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical in the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Karate Kid and The Wedding Singer.
Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year – as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up…. all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!!Set in the USA, Back To The 80’s tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980’s, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something.The then 17-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbour, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school. However, she barely notices this, as 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 CD’s will replace cassette tapes.The year commences with Class President Elections: Michael steals Corey’s election speech, and when he uses his ideas and promises the girls a kiss for a vote, he becomes President, with Tiffany as his Vice-President. Corey is left looking on despairingly.During the year, several new students arrive at the school – Mel and Kim Easton (the all-singing, all-dancing twin cheerleaders) and Eileen Reagan, whose life becomes a nightmare when Michael and his gang start to send her fake love letters. Will Eileen ever make new friends at William Ocean High School? Will Tiffany ever see the evil side of Michael?Meanwhile the teachers are having issues of their own. Mr Cocker, after being in a relationship for two years with the apparently conservative English teacher, Miss Sheena Brannigan, confiscates an old edition of Penthouse from a student, only to discover that his girlfriend is the centerfold. How will he cope? Will their relationship be able to survive this hurdle?Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80’s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse an audience of any age, but will also inspire any young cast. Will Corey finally get the girl of his dreams?Will the Prom night be a success?Will Feargal McFerrin III ever get a date?To find out all these answers and many more…all you have to do is take a journey…
Michael:Brandon Cresham Tiffany: Aisling Gallagher
Corey Jnr: Ethan Carey Cyndi: Cherelle Geraghty
Mr. Cocker: Niall Kearns Miss Brannigan: Mary Maughan
Feargal: Owen Higgins Eileen: Holly Logan
Billy: Michael Flatley Mel: Laura Ivors
Huey: Oran Scully Kim: Shona Connolly
Lionel: Sean Togher Guest Vocalist: Aoife King
Alf: Liam Higgins Laura: Féile Kilkenny
Kirk: Jamie Costello Debbie: Melissa Duffy
Corey Snr: David Gavin Guest Vocalist: Ciara Whyte
Understudy: Rebecca Lawless Guest Vocalist: Róisin Monk
Star Wars Characters: Luke Skywalker – Brin Allen , Yoda – Kevin Warde,
Princess Leia – Rebecca Lawless, Darth Vader – Brandon Cresham
Mr. Miyagi: Dylan Costello