Current Production

Book by Tim Kelly
Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur and Jack Sharkey
Keep checking back for dates
Auditions will be held July 22nd & 23rd – 5pm
at Macomb Community Theatre
Roles for several children of all ages
Be prepared to sing a short song
Performance dates : September 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 – 2019

Featuring the acting talents of local area youth, our third production is a blast from the past when young composer Vic Ames finds himself hurtling back in time to the Eisenhower years! Everything is a problem for Vic, who is considered ’weird’ by the bobby sox crowd. Luckily, he’s befriended by Electra, a self-proclaimed ’eccentric.’ Together they manage to get Vic’s parents together. Vic’s conservative dad turns out to be a beatnik in his youth! They sidetrack Marlon Van Brut and his Wild Ones motorcycle gang and shake up the faculty and student body — but good. The empty stage is the basic set and the script has been written for easy-to-manage rehearsals. The sensational songs are pure dynamite: ’Listen to the Beat,’ ’Catch My Dust,’ ’Sweet Sixteen Turned Sour,’ ’Ponytails,’ ’All Rootie.’ If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing, upbeat, absolute joy of a musical comedy, go for this one.


For more information contact:
Director Peggy Roth 309-333-0485 or PA-Roth@wiu.edu