Art & Culture
National Youth Theater Presents Totally 80s, The Musical and Narnia
THE WOODLANDS, TX – National Youth Theater (NYT) announces their upcoming productions of Totally 80s, The Musical and Narnia. Come journey back to the 80s and then enter the magical land of Narnia.
Totally 80s, The Musical is a totally tubular comedy musical that follows a group of friends who come of age during the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Berlin Wall came down and the hits of Madonna, Genesis, Sting, Duran Duran and Michael Jackson filled the airwaves. This high-energy show features a neon-colored combo of comedy, nostalgia and a fantastic soundtrack of top ‘80s music. It’s a celebration of all things Gen X that people from all generations will enjoy.
NYT will be the first to perform this show in the great state of Texas!
The directorial team for Totally 80s, The Musical includes director Holly Jasso, assistant director Marshal Hunt, co-vocal directors Lisa Morales and Melody Ochterbeck, and guest choreographers Abigail Collier, Jenny Moyado, Erica Gallegos, Carla Prescott, and Justin Ray.
Claire: Jaden Adams of Montgomery
Allison: Avery Kotrla of Montgomery
Mel: Kayden Solomon of Montgomery
Jake: Calder McDonald of Montgomery
Hardy: Judah Alaniz of Spring
Winston: Evan Edwards of Houston
Brian: Jeremiah Hernandez of Tomball
Totally 80s, The Musical
Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main Street, Tomball 77375
- Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Narnia, The Musical is a dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
It tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” They are embraced by the talking animals, the good Narnians who resist the Witch’s evil and await the return of Aslan – the Great Lion, who is their rightful ruler. Aslan, who has long been absent from his land (so that some have even doubted his existence) has – at last! – returned, to confront the Witch, and the children are soon caught up in a fierce struggle of good versus evil.
In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world.
The directorial team for Narnia includes director Shana Manna, assistant director Madison Stone, co-vocal directors Allen Barreras and Josh Reed, and choreographer Jaylyn Richards.
Aslan: Davison Huber of Houston
White Witch: Rory Amos of Conroe
Peter Pevensie: Luke Housos of Conroe
Susan Pevensie: Hannah Richards of Magnolia
Edmund Pevensie: Elijah Barosh of Montgomery
Lucy Pevensie: Ella Hartley of Waller
Tumnus: Greyson Ward of Willis
Lynn Lucas Performing Arts Center
1304 N Campbell Street, Willis 77378
Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at nationalyouththeater.org/ticketing.
Narnia is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
National Youth Theater (NYT) is a Christian Ministry with the mission of engaging students in life changing experiences through the performing arts. NYT’s goal is to help encourage and grow kids to become confident, engaged Christian adults. NYT provides an environment that encourages a sense of belonging and promotes training to recognize, honor, and acknowledge the gifts of each child.