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DAG HOLDS “THE AWESOME 80s PROM” AUDITIONS JAN. 22, 23

 The Downriver Actors Guild holds auditions for Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport’s interactive dinner theater comedy “The Awesome 80s Prom” at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 at Out of the Box Theater, 1165 Ford Ave. in Wyandotte.

            “The Awesome 80s Prom” is a blast-from-the-past prom for Wanaget High’s 1989 senior class. The characters represent hilarious stereotypical high school students from the era, They compete for the title of prom king and queen, with the dinner theater audience deciding the outcome.

            The show, in the tradition of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” treats audience members as guests in the interactive, improvisational comedy March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Biddle Hall, 3239 Biddle Ave. in Wyandotte.          

            Director Denny Connors will have those auditioning read from the script and take part in improvisational exercises.

            Teens auditioning must look old enough to be believable seniors, and must have parental permission to be in the show, which has some adult content.

            The characters include the captain of the football team, the class president, nerds, Asian and Swedish exchange students, the bad boy, the head cheerleader and a flamboyant male drama queen.

            The principal, the drama teacher and the DJ emcee are three of the “adult” roles.

            Other roles include additional cheerleaders, football players, a freshman yearbook photographer and his twin sister, an eighties impersonator mystery guest and a break-dancer disguised as an audience member.

            Presale tickets for the dinner theater are $30 for a single and $50 for a couple, and are available up to three days before each performance. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a cash bar, and a 7:15 p.m. dinner.

            For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or go to downriveractorsguild.net.

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