Homer-Center: A musical to take audiences back to the 80s | School News

This weekend, the music department of the Homer-Center will present its annual production. This year’s show is “Back to the 80s,” and it will premiere today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the JS Byers Auditorium.

“Back to the 80s” tells the story of Corey Palmer and his senior year of high school: his best friends, the class bully, and the girl he loves.

“This show is a really fun show to be on,” said Anderson Lee, who plays Michael Feldman. “The whole show revolves around music from the 80s, and I think audiences are going to really enjoy hearing songs from their era.”

The show was originally supposed to take place in December, but it was postponed. This allowed the actors more time to perfect their moves and prepare for the big night.

“The extra time gave us more time to clean everything up and it made the whole process a lot less stressful,” added Lee. “We are much better prepared than before.”

Last year, due to COVID-19, setting up a production looked a little different. Only a limited number of people could attend, everyone had to cover their faces and no one could buy tickets at the door. This year, these restrictions have been lifted, and they can have normal production.

“I’m really excited to have so many more people involved in the show,” said Jackie Lear, who plays Laura Wilde. “Last year there were only a limited number of people allowed to attend and I’m delighted to have a full house to see the show again.”

Tickets will cost $5 for general seats and $8 for preferred seats. The cast hopes you will come out and enjoy the show!

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