1980’s Teen Musical
Book & lyrics by Mark LaPierre
Music by Eric Nordin & Mark LaPierre
Directed by Diane Englert
Music Direction by Eric Little
Festival Dates: January 27, 28 @ 7pm
Venue: World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St.
From the people who brought you last season’s smash hit Heathers: The Musical and three-year Fertile Ground phenomenon 4×4=Musicals comes a new pop musical. It’s 1989 at John Hughes High where every student is fabulous and amazing EXCEPT Samantha. Previously ignored and now totally invisible to her classmates, Samantha has found the answer to her prayers – spending her senior year of high school at the French School of Ennui. She proposes her totally rad plan to her Mom, who won’t let Samantha go until she tries, “really tries,” to make friends. Samantha strikes a deal – if she can be voted Most Friendly by the end of the year, her Mom will let her go. Now a grumpy social outcast must befriend all the Teen Supermodels, Vision-Questing Jocks, Fame Dancers, Rising Pop Singers, Real Genius Nerds and Rebellious Idealists, in order to be allowed to escape. Nostalgia – it’s not just for the breakfast club! Featuring a new score in the style of Queen, The Go-Go’s, and the Thompson Twins and starring the Staged! Conservatory students, alumni, and special guests Lisamarie Harrison and Susannah Mars! A musical to the max for teens of all decades. For more info, please visit stagedpdx.org or call us at 971-803-7713.