University Students Perform ‘Back to the 80’s’

11/11/2014

The University of Scranton’s LIVA Arts Company will perform the musical “Back to the 80’s” Thursday, Nov. 13, to Saturday, Nov. 15. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will also be an afternoon performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Performances will take place on the second floor of the Elm Park Church. The second floor is accessed from the Linden Street entrance.

Doors open half an hour before the show start time.

“Back to the 80’s” follows the events of Corey Palmer’s last year at William Ocean High School. Characters include nerds, jocks and the iconic ‘average’ teenager. Recognizable songs from the 1980s are performed including “Girls Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, and “Kids in America” by Kim Wilde.

Local first-year student Martha Carter (Greenfield Township) and sophomores Tyler Mulvihill (Wilkes-Barre) and Kayla Condel (Scranton) are in the production. Carter plays a twin, Mulvihill plays a nerd and Condel is the pianist for the show. The musical is directed by Johnathon McNamee, Drexel Hill.

LIVA Arts Company is one of two theater groups on the University’s campus. LIVA is completely student operated and not affiliated with the University Players or the Academic Theatre Program at the University.

The shows are open to the public. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for senior citizens; and $5 for University students.

For additional information, email livaartscompany@gmail.com, or contact Michael Mazzuca, member of the Liva Arts Company, at Michael.mazzuca@scranton.edu or call 570-941-7401.

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