BURLINGTON — Burlington High School Drama is scheduled to present its spring play, “The Awesome ‘80s Prom,” on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, in the Burlington High School Auditorium, 400 McCanna Parkway.
Pre-Prom festivities begin at 6 p.m. with ‘80s music and dancing in the BHS Commons, with the play starting at 7 p.m.
Go back in time to enjoy the Class of 1989’s prom, when the theme was “Hollywood Night,” the faculty chaperoned, and students competed to reign as prom king and queen. Characters include the power couple, the football jocks, the nerds, the foreign exchange student, and more. Ultimately, the audience will vote to decide who is crowned as prom royalty.
“The Awesome ‘80s Prom,” says everything in the title. It’s a throwback to the 1980s and a nod to ‘Brat Pack’ movie director John Hughes, bringing every one of his characters to life,” said Robert Thompson, the director of this production. “What’s most exciting about this play is that no two audience members will see the same show.”
“This is one of the largest spring play groups, with 63 student in the cast, crew, and band,” said Carrie Fidler, who assists with BHS Drama.
Thompson advises, “Grab your flashy dress, parachute pants, and tease your mullet — this is going to be a wild ride!”
Cast Of Characters:
Blake Williams: Eli Trapp
Michael Jay: Gabe King
Louis Fensterspock: Zach Schmidt
Feung Schwey: Hannah Viol
Nick Fender: Josh Piasecki
Whitley Whitiker: Brooke Chilcoat
Kerrie Kowalski: Jessica Smith
Melissa Ann “Missy” Martin: Maddie Morrell
Ingvald Swanson: Viktor A dalsteinsson
Dickie Harrington: Tommy Burinda
Mr. Richard Snelgrove: Andrew Lovrine
Mrs. Patty Lescalso: Claire Turke
Heather #1: Bella Gatterer
Heather #2: Sam Henngan
Heather #3: Aislynn Lasik
Joshua “Beef” Beefarowski: Sam Jorudd
Johnny Hughes: Connor Torpy
Lloyd Parker: Bryar Stenzel
Molly Parker: A nnathea B renneman
Mystery Guests: The Bangles (Quinn Turke, Gracie Bunker, Erin Torpy and Mack Booth)
“The Plant,” a Breakdancer: Rose Pinter
Pee Wee: Ben Laskowski
Prom Favor Chairman: Jacey Pope
Royalty Voting Chairman: TBD
Prom Tickets Chairman: Dori O’Sullivan
Refreshments Chairman: Deirdre O’Sullivan
Keister High Students: Bearnard Baldowsky, Abigail Boettcher, Charley Bunker, Josiah Callahan, Matilda Crist, Mady Fox, Maddie Ivkovich, Alexis Lopez, Stacy Machuca, Jordan Rizzo, Alex Robers, Adrianna Rodriguez, Aiden Thorn and Chloe Veenstra.
Awesome ‘80s Cover Band:
Guitar: Will Bingen
Bass: Alex Robers , Zach Schmidt
Drumset: Eli Eastridge
Keyboard: Maddie Ivkovich and Carrie Fidler
Saxophones: Sophie Allen, Jennifer Flores, Nallely Flores Garcia, Derek Kretschmer
Trumpets: Daniel Needham, Michael Needham, Bearnard Baldowsky, Gabe King, Oswaldo Jimenez, Anthony Simonelli
Awesome ‘80s Crew:
Raquel Gomez, Matthew Gregoric, Josiah Hilden, Jonathan Morrell, Daniel Needham, Michael Needham, Nathan Pack, Claire Reynolds, Connor Schmaling, Chloee Wheaton and Ayla Worske.