Ever wish you could relive the glory days of the 80s? When big hair was in and we listened to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston on our tape players, running around the neighborhood without a care in the world. When technology was simple and we weren’t yet addicted to our smartphones and social media. When you could still tape your favorite song off the radio and the family gathered together to watch and sing along to the theme songs of Cheers and Hill Street Blues. Sure, our kids see pictures and dress up in 80s costumes with neon scrunchies, but there was so much more to experience that you just can’t get from pictures. How about taking them to a live performance with all the music, dancing, color, and big hair you can imagine?! Sounds rad.
Totally 80s, The Musical, presented by National Youth Theater, is a totally tubular comedy musical that follows a group of friends who come of age during the 1980s. You know, back when Ronald Reagan was president, the Berlin Wall came down, and the hits of Madonna, Genesis, Sting, and Duran Duran filled the airwaves. This high-energy show features a neon-colored combo of comedy, nostalgia, and a fantastic soundtrack of top ’80s music. It’s a celebration of all things Gen X that anyone will enjoy.
Whether it takes you back to your own childhood, adolescence, or just a younger adulthood, Totally 80s, The Musical defines an era through its music. The show features a very talented cast aged 12-19 that will blow you away with their incredible voices, sweet harmonies, and iconic 80s dancing (think Thriller, Rhythm Nation, Beat It… just to name a few). Like anything National Youth Theater produces, this show is family friendly, but would also be wicked fun to see with a group of friends. Especially if you or anyone you know ever had a Duran Duran poster on their wall!
National Youth Theater will be the first to perform this show in the great state of Texas. Get your tickets now and journey back in time on a seriously wild musical ride back to “the most totally awesome decade.” You can sing along to hits like “Danger Zone,” “Material World,” “I’m So Excited,” “Manic Monday,” “Time After Time,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Thriller,” among many others. The show also explores 80s cartoons, TV themes, MTV, and more.
Of course, no tribute to the 80s would be complete without neon colors, rubber bracelets, side ponytails, and shoulder-baring sweatshirts. You get it all at Totally 80s, The Musical. Performances are November 11-13 at Concordia Lutheran High School located at 700 E. Main Street in Tomball. Click here to get your tickets now. Get psyched! It’ll be, like, totally tubular!