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Theatre Bristol Announces Auditions for "Back to the 80s"

July 01, 2014

Auditions for Theatre Bristol's next production, BACK TO THE 80's The Totally Awesome Musical, will be Sunday, July 13, at 2:30pm and Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30pm with call backs on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30pm at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, 506 State Street, Bristol,TN. There will be a short audition time beginning at 6:30 on the 17th for those who cannot attend the 13th or 15th.

Remember when actors became American Presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow was cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? BACK TO THE 80's is a totally awesome musical that tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980s, as remembered and seen through the eyes of now 30-something Corey Palmer. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular 80s songs ever written, and the result is a musical "Master of the Universe!" BACK TO THE 80s is a high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will certainly fill the seats. It is a wondrous avalanche of nostalgia and an express train of joy that cannot be missed.

BACK TO THE 80s will open Friday, August 29th for a three weekend run (August 29 through September 14) Performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. The totally awesome musical will be performed in the Theatre Bristol ARTspace.

Casting calls for 20+ teenage type boys and girls, ages 13 and up. There are two roles for adult males and one adult female, ages 25-45.

No experience is necessary and this is the perfect opportunity if you thought you'd always like to be in a play. No preparation is required. Just come wearing comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in. No flip-flops.


The production team includes director Emily Glover, music director Scott Elliot, choreographer Lindsay Marshall and concept designer Will Oliver.

Back to the 80s is being presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.