Gideon vs the Gods of Cool | 1980’s Rock Opera
August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
From big hair to big hits, don’t miss the ultimate 1980s rock opera! STRANGER THINGS meets HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL in this hilarious musical comedy by award-winning playwright and composer, Stephen Gashler, adapted from the highly-rated Young Adult novel. Packed with unforgettable music, high-energy dance numbers, laugh-out-loud moments, romance, adventure, and classic high school drama, this nostolgic romantization of the 1980s with a supernatural twist will have you on the edge of your seats, a sensational experience from beginning to end for the entire family.
When Gideon Greenwich accidentally discovers that his fellow students are being controlled by evil beings posing as teachers, he realizes someone must take a stand. But challenging the the god of sports, the goddess of fashion, and the god of so-called music unleashes otherworldly resistance, bringing chaos to Eastward High. Cliques are transcended, and jocks become nerds as the very fabric of reality unravels.
If you’re a fan of the 80s or enjoy fresh musical theatre, you’ll LOVE this show with songs in the styles of Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Blondie, The Bangles, Dead or Alive, Simple Minds, Berlin, Rick Springfield, and more. This thought-provoking musical comedy questions what it means to be cool with uplifting themes of overcoming cliques, finding inner strength, and standing against destructive social norms, all in the most entertaining way imaginable.