John Hughes High: The 1980's Teen Musical

Book & Lyrics by Mark LaPierre

Music by Eric Nordin & Mark LaPierre

May 3-20, 2018

At the Alder Stage in Artists Repertory Theatre,

1516 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205.

After standing ovations at the Fertile Ground Festival concert last year, 1980's Teen Musical is back! The writers improved the script and now Staged! is please to present the premiere full production of this pop musical.

It’s 1989 at John Hughes High where every student is fabulous, EXCEPT Samantha, a grumpy social outcast who must befriend all the Teen Supermodels, Vision-Questing Jocks, Fame Dancers, Pop Divas, Real Genius Nerds, and Rebellious Idealists, in order to be allowed to escape. Nostalgia – it’s not just for the breakfast club! Featuring a new score by Mark LaPierre and Eric Nordin in the style of Queen, The Go-Go’s, and the Thompson Twins. A musical to the max for teens of all decades!

Performance on May 17th will be Audio Decribed for patrons who are blind or otherwise visually limited.

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A Staged! Conservatory Production

Spring Awakening

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed, choreographed and starring our illustrious Staged! alumni students!

August 2-11, 2018.

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Our Mission:

Staged! exists to tell compelling human stories through song, and to nurture talent both onstage and off. With musical theatre pared down to its essential elements—music, story, and song—Staged! produces stellar musical theatre and provides pre-professional training to young people.

Our Organization

Staged! was established July 8, 2005. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since bounding onto Portland’s arts scene 10 years ago, Staged! continues to delight audiences by exploring those things that make us burst into song, focusing on musicians & actors telling stories together on stage.

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