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The Awesome 80's Prom Will Open in Minneapolis on July 7th

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The Awesome 80's Prom, which is already enjoying a hit off-Broadway run, will open at Minneapolis' Hennepin Stages on July 7th for a limited run to August 27th.

The Minneapolis production will mark the regional debut of the show, which is currently playing at New York's Webster Hall nightclub.

According to the press release, "The Awesome 80's Prom is a brand new interactive experience in the style of Tony n' Tina's Wedding and The Donkey Show set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom… in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite '80s movies are at The Prom, from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader, and they're all competing for Prom King and Queen. And just like on American Idol, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalkin' to great retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!" Come "Back In Time," to quote a Huey Lewis tune, and join the break-dance circle or just sit back and watch the '80s drama unfold."

The Awesome 80's Prom was conceived and directed by Ken Davenport and written by Davenport and "The Class of 1989", a group of performers including Sheila Berezan, Alex Back, Adam Bloom, Anne Bobby, Courtney Balan, Nicole Cicchella, Mary Faber, Stephen Guarino, Jeff Hiller, Emily McNamara, Troy Metcalf, Jenna Pace, Amanda Ryan Paige, Brian Peterson, Jessica West Regan, Kathy Searle, Mark Shunock, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg, Brandon Williams, Simon Wong and Fletcher Young. In addition to The Awesome 80's Prom, Ken Davenport is currently producing Altar Boyz (2005 Outer Critics Award – Best Off Broadway Musical) with Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q), now at Dodger Stages. Davenport was profiled online and in the premiere issue of Experience magazine as a Broadway "up-and-comer" and won the 2003 Acclaim Screenwriting Award for his television pilot, I.C.A. He served as the Assoc. General Manager for the Broadway revival of Gypsy.

The Awesome 80's Prom
will perform on the following schedule: Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00PM, with two shows on Saturday nights, at 7:00PM and 10:00PM; doors, dancing and Duran Duran begin approximately one half hour prior to show time.

Tickets start at $39.50, and can be obtained in-person at the State Theatre box office (805 Hennepin Avenue) Mondays through Saturdays, at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets can also be ordered through the Ticketmaster Artsline--612-673-0404--or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

More information on The Awesome 80's Prom can be found at www.awesome80sprom.com

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