December 14, 2011
According to Dramatic Publishing, “Julien Thaddeus Springer – J.T. for short – tries to make it as an athlete and, even more importantly, he tries to make it as a person who might interest some girl – any girl! J.T.'s problems begin to upset his home life and his parents exile him to his room. There's nothing in that room for him except a television set, and he begins watching ‘nostalgia’ programs, set in what seems to him a much happier time. He becomes convinced that he's a 1950s personality trapped in the body of a modern teenager. To escape the unhappiness of his real world, he creates a make-believe world – a town called Oakdale, in the 1950s – and in Oakdale he's not a weirdo! In fact, he's someone special.”
The large cast included Seth Anderson, Brody Ables, Ben Bills, Morgan Bivins, Kolton Bush, Averie Cost, Avery Hathcock, Kiertsen Mathis, Zach Mercer, Bryten Otting, Zach Pate, Dakota Paulo, Brennan Ross, Whitney Shearon, Logan Sisson, Emma Thomas, Emili Tovar, Mary Walsh, Clay Walters, Rusty West, and Cody Wood.
The full-length play was overseen by theater arts teacher Terri Willson. Crew members were: assistant director – Matthew Johnson; stage manager – Brennan Ross; lights – Seth Anderson; sound – Jessie Blankenship and Logan Sisson; set and props – Kolton Bush.