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Back to the 80s (Musical)

Back to the 80’s tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now thirty-something Corey Palmer. Seventeen-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school, but she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good looking – the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin, Ill, whose best friend is his computer and who believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes.

Featuring a cast of 30 AMP teens and adults plus a live pit band, full of fabulous dance numbers choreographed by Kristin Bean. You will recognize every one of the 20+ iconic 80’s hits in the show, like Love Shack, 500 Miles, Centerfold, Man in the Mirror, Time of My Life, Material Girl, and many more.

THANK YOU sponsors:

  • Frankie Basile of Florida Music Academy
  • Angela Weepie of Keller Williams Realty


Dates and Times:

  • February 1, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 2, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 3, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 4, 2024, 2:30pm
  • February 8, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 9, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 10, 2024, 7:30pm
  • February 11, 2024, 2:30pm


  • Corey Palmer Sr.- Mike King
  • Corey Palmer Jr.- Zain Beverly
  • Alf Bueller- Colby Sweat
  • Kirk Keaton- Zack Edenfield
  • Tiffany Houston- Dani Gamble
  • Cyndi Gibson- Adeline Bishop
  • Mel Easton- Emma Houston
  • Kim Easton- Alexis Nix
  • Michael Feldman- Izaell Hagins
  • Billy Arnold- Konnor Blankenberg
  • Lionel Astley- Christian Stocks
  • Huey Jackson- Griffin Underwood
  • Feargal McFerrin- Alex Shurter
  • Eileen Reagan- Sarah Perkins
  • Laura Wilde- Amelia Underwood
  • Debbie Fox- Keeli Bean
  • Ms. Sheena Brannigan- Jennifer McCarthy
  • Mr. Stevie Cocker- Joey Johnson
  • Ensemble: Lea Antczak, Aleigha Cozzaglio, Carsyn Massey, Ty Reuter, Maddie Flick, Samira Dean

Pit Orchestra:

  • Jill Dillingham – Piano
  • Andrew Wade – Guitar
  • Keaton Truesdale – Tenor Sax
  • Tyler Craven – Trumpet
  • Tim Chance – Trombone
  • Matthew Hickox – Bass
  • Rick Maurer – Drums


  • Director – Beth Perkins
  • Music Director – Jill Dillingham
  • Artwork and Graphics – Bill Ivins
  • Choreography – Kristin Bean
  • Set Design and Construction – Gregg Dillingham, Ron Varnadoe, Jill Dillingham, Donna Lewis, Beth Perkins
  • Costumes – Tammy Lynch, Donna Lewis and Melinda Varnadoe
  • Sound and Lights – Bob O’Hara and David Bishop
  • Props – Alexa Bishop
  • Stage Crew – Alexa Bishop and Gregg Dillingham
  • Stage Manager – Ismerie Maurer
  • Photography – Kailin Lake
  • Publicity – Jan Cote-Merow, Pam and Tom Cooper, Erin Bailey Lake, Bill Ivins and Kim Woodlief