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GBHS Theatre presents ‘Back to the ’80s’
Parody of 1980s opens tonight at GBHS
Members of the breakfast-time detention group and other movie icons of the 1980s meet modern-day students for a time-traveling parody, “Back to the ‘80s,” opening Friday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. - photo by Susan Thacker

Students at Great Bend High School may not remember the 1980s, but they’re experiencing the decade where fresh dudes and dudettes were like totally rad to the max, at least in the movies. GBHS Theatre will present “Back to the ‘80s” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.

Drama instructor Holly Johnson is directing the play, and provided this description from

Hold on to your hoverboards, we’re taking a trip Back to the 80s! When modern teen Mary Fitzfry (played by Maitland Stoskopf) gets sent back in time by an eccentric professor (Kennedy Kern), she finds herself in the middle of a totally tubular cavalcade of ’80s pop culture. There’s a lot of familiar faces, from the teens in breakfast-time detention to the guys chasing ghosts and dancing zombies, but the biggest surprise of all is Mary’s own protective mom as a teen (Selena Hernandez Ochs). Turns out she’s actually kind of rad – but thanks to Mary’s time travel, she’s in trouble. Can Mary make things right? This adventure takes you from the mall where everything happens, to a suburban sitcom street, to a cave under the high school ... to bring your audience maximum nostalgia. A hilarious parody to make all ages cheer “I love the 80s!”

Cast and crew

Cast members include: Maitland Stoskopf, Selena Hernandez Ochs, Kennedy Kern, Elena Grandholtz, Jordan Sander, Gisela Jacquz, Isaiah Smith, Malachi Wassen, Dakota Aumiller, Shelby Fields, Kylyn Charles, Libbi Shives, Jay Creamer, Aaron Deason, Keaton Wahlmeier, Caden Goodenough, Ian Jennings, Natalie Williams, Xanna Smith, Rylan Crawford, Elle Anne Reed, Chrisangel Adame, Thomas Henrikson, Jordan Angel, Anderson Luttrell, Joclynn Turner, Aliyah Fryburger, Marley Harris, Mackenzie LaViolette, Katrina Wood, Kirra Stevens, Kyra Stan, Anna Bitter, Elysse Ellis, Ailey Williams and Milena Carbajal.

The tech crew included assistant directors Megan McGuire and Pamula Williams, stage manager Alondra Alvarez, assistant stage manager Trina Charles, light board operator Gracelynn Liston, sound board operator Abigail Melson, choreographer Marley Harris, and the makeup and costume crew, Elydia Harr, Danica Cline and Lea Nokes.