'Back to the '80s' to be performed on May 7-10 at TUHS


            The Taft Union High School Seventh Street Players, under the direction of drama teacher Kelly Morris, will present the musical, “Back to the 80’s” May 7 to 10.

Billy Long plays the narrator Corey Sr. a man in his 30s, who reminisces about being 17 in high school.
 The flashback story revolves around lead actor Tylor Brannon, who plays Corey Jr., trying to fit in at school with his two best friends, Alf Bueller, played by Andrew Sandoval, and Kirk Keaton, played by Tyler Walchock.

Towards the middle of the musical, Corey pursues his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, played by Monika Manuz, but he has a little competition considering the coolest guy in school, Michael Feldman, played by Jordan Vermillion, wants her too.

Who will she pick as her prom date? Fake love letters, evil plans and high jinks ensue.

  The musical was written by Neil Gooding with additional material by Stuart Smith. Revised orchestrations and arrangements are by Brett Foster and the original musical adaptation was by Scott Copeman.

The play will be performed in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

            Admission costs $7 for adult; $5 for children and seniors. Children under 3 will be admitted free. For the Sunday Mother’s Day matinee, moms will be admitted for $5.