Saturday, 09 March 2019 18:53

Prom Night In The 80's? It Was, Like, So Totally Rad

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Director, Derek Potocki is calling all (like totally) RAD thespians for Theatre Du Jour’s first dinner theatre experience of the 2019 season - The Awesome 80’s Prom (WINNER! 2006 Improv Theater Award - "Best Interactive Show”) by Ken Davenport.

All of your favorite characters from your favorite '80s movies are at THE PROM. From the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader, they're all competing for Prom King and Queen. And just like on American Idol, the audience decides who wins! Travel back in time and join the breakdance circle, or just sit back and watch the '80s drama unfold.

“…the real appeal of this pleasingly nostalgic night out is that it will allow some members of the Atari generation to experience something once thought impossible - enjoying the high school prom.” - The New York Times

Character Descriptions:

BLAKE WILLIAMS, THE CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM - Charming, egotistical. Everything comes easily to Blake.

MICHAEL JAY, THE CLASS PRESIDENT - A preppie young Republican. A Guy-Smiley, game show host type. Born to be a politician.

LOUIS FENSTERSPOCK, THE NERD - Introverted, computer geek.

FEUNG SCHWEY, THE ASIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT - So happy to be in America. Speaks little English.

NICK FENDER, THE BAD BOY - Mean, defensive, obnoxious.

WHITLEY WHITIKER, THE HEAD CHEERLEADER - Sexy, bitchy and vain. Popular and proud.

KERRIE KOWALSKI, THE SPAZ - A sweet but hyper nerd. Wears headgear. In love with Blake Williams.

MELISSA ANN “MISSY” MARTIN, THE HEAD OF THE PROM COMMITTEE - Perfect. Way too perky. A goodie-goodie.

INGA SWANSON, THE SWEDISH EXCHANGE STUDENT - Tall and voluptuous. Speaks very little English, but speaks the ‘International Language of Love’ very well.

DICKIE HARRINGTON, THE DRAMA QUEEN - Flamboyant, fabulous and bitter. Wanted to play the lead in the Spring musical but Missy Martin beat him out.

MR. RICHARD “DICK” SNELGROVE, THE PRINCIPAL - A fascist dictator. Hates Prom night because the students get to have fun.

MRS. PATTY LASCALZO or MRS. L., THE DRAMA TEACHER - Loves everyone. Treats the students as if they were her friends. A bit of a leftover hippie. The teacher who always let you have class outside.

HEATHER WELLINGTON (#1), A CHEERLEADER - Whitley’s backup cheerleader. Beef’s girlfriend.

HEATHER WYNTERS (#2), ANOTHER CHEERLEADER - Whitley’s other backup cheerleader. Beef’s other girlfriend.

JOSHUA “BEEF” BEEFAROWSKI, A FOOTBALL PLAYER - Big and intimidating, but not too bright. The center of the Wanaget High Beavers football team. Blake’s “wing man”.

JOHNNY HUGHES, THE DJ - Although he’s called a DJ, he doesn’t have anything to do with music. He’s more of an “Emcee”. An extremely charismatic host who can warm up a crowd. A former student, Johnny is back at the Prom as the cheesy host. Keeps the action going all night long.

LLOYD PARKER, THE FRESHMAN - The president of the Audio-Visual Club allowed to come to the Prom to take pictures.

MOLLY PARKER, THE FRESHMAN’S SISTER - Lloyd’s tag-along twin sister, although they look nothing alike. A Junior Varsity cheerleader hoping to be like Whitley someday.

THE MYSTERY GUEST - An 80s impersonator.

THE PLANT - A breakdancer disguised as an audience member.

Auditions are happening on Saturday & Sunday, March16 & 17th from 6-9pm at the Art Loft at 171 W 1st Street in Oswego. Please be prepared to read from the script.

The Awesome 80’s Prom will run in late May/June as part of the Tailwater Lodge Theatre Series (Sunday, May 31st), the Eis House Theatre Series (Thursday, June 6th) and The Virgillio’s Event Center Theatre Series (Friday, June 14th)! Log on to dujourcny.com for more info and tickets!

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