The Kennewick High School Mad Hatters are planning a Glee-esque evening of rockin' music March 15-17.
The event, titled Back to the '80s, is a revue featuring music from movie soundtracks of the 1980s.
Showtime is 7 p.m. in the Art Fuller Auditorium at the high school all three days with an additional matinee at 1 p.m. March 17. Admission is $10. Tickets also can be purchased in advance from Ted Brown Music in Kennewick or the music office at the high school. Kids ages 5 and younger are free.
"This is much more than just a concert," said Tim Henderson, the show's director. "The audience will leave with a smile on their face, astounded by the excellence achieved by these Kennewick High students."
Henderson is the vocal director with Loralee Newberry as choreographer and dance coach and Dave Harris and Chuck Smith, from Concert Productions, handling the sound and lighting for the show. The school's jazz band also performs.
"Back to the '80s is a combination of group numbers and solos accompanied by choreography in the Glee style of production brought back to the Tri-Cities by Mel Haug (a few years ago)," Henderson added. "The audience will experience a journey back in time as they hear some of their favorite '80s music and be reacquainted with outlandish fashions and iconic characters from the era."
Some of the songs to be performed include Eye of the Tiger, Against All Odds, Never Gonna Give You Up, Endless Love, Johnny B. Good, Thriller, Flashdance, What a Feeling, Take My Breath Away and Fame.