The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to The Awesome 80s Prom!

Last fall, I announced on this blog that after almost a decade of breakdancing, The Awesome 80s Prom was closing, thanks to our landlord yanking our lease out from under us.

And this spring, we found a new and improved home at 42West, so we’re bringing it back for four shows only!

So we’re also giving away a pair of awesome tickets.

If you haven’t seen the show in the last decade, well, where the #$%@ have you been?!?  Uh, I mean, if you haven’t seen the show in the last decade, then this is your chance!

To find our winner, we’re going to play a simple game I played with the group of improv actors that helped create the show (I used the same technique for Prom that I used for Gettin’ The Band Back Together and that I’m using for a brand new project that is in rehearsals right now).

It’s simple.

Comment below with the name of your favorite 80s movie.  Extra credit for giving me the name of a song or two from the musical version, should that ever come to be.

For example, mine would be Better Off Dead.  Some song titles?  “I Want My Two Dollars!” and “Can You Ski The K12?”

Go and gooooood luck!  And I’ll see one of you at The Prom!


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  • hendri says:

    Pretty in Pink. If you leave!



    “Four minutes till Wapner”

  • Lori says:

    Karate Kid

    The Glory of Love

  • Bert says:

    War Games
    (“Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War”)

    Mommie, Dearest
    (“Because I Am Not One of Your Fans”)

  • Randi says:

    Dirty Dancing, Hungry Eyes

  • Bert F says:

    The Princess Bride – “As You Will”

  • John P. says:

    I like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” — “Indiana Jones Theme”

  • Bert F says:

    It should be “As You Wish”, also “Inconceivable” and “The Ballad of the Five Fingered Man”

  • Nathan Clift says:

    The Breakfast Club: “Are We Our Parents?”


    “Snap Out Of It”

  • Barbara P. says:

    An American Werewolf in London, “Another One Bites the Dust”

  • Sarah says:

    The Breakfast Club. I can think of several song titles:

    “Is She a Virgin?”
    “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” In Acapella and In a Reprise form

    Just as a starting list.

  • Cheryl Dzubak says:

    Coal Miner’s Daughter which came out in March of 1080. Love the movie telling Loretta Lynn’s story. Of course, it had lots of songs in it. I like the title song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. Also Bill Monroe’s song “Blue Moon of Kentucky”, which was sung by Levon Helm of The Band fame. Levon passed away last year, unfortunately.

  • Rafi Levavy says:

    The Breakfast Club. “Where was that lipstick?” “Air Force Ranger.”

  • Alexa says:

    Say Anything

    Say Anything – the love ballad
    Buy, Sell or Process – the I (don’t) want song
    Kickboxing – chorus: it’s the sport of the future
    Joe Lies – the breakout song that you can’t leave the theater without humming. Also the tag line on T-shirts and other merch.

  • Elizabeth T says:

    Adventures in Babysitting. I would definitely stick with “Babysitting Blues” and throw in the original song “Ya Think?” sung by Daryl.

  • Alexa says:

    More songs for your Better Off Dead list:

    Is This Pure Snow?
    The Octopus – chorus: The important differences in tentacles and testicles
    The Ballad of the Pig Nosed Fry Cook
    Suicide is Painless (but completely reimagined and upbeat)

  • Tracey says:

    Steel Magnolias The Musical


    “In Shades of blush and bashful”
    “Good Morning, Ouiser”
    “But My Daughter Can’t”

  • Kathy says:

    Against All Odds, Take a Look At Me Now

  • Lana Matrai says:

    “The Breakfast Club”- Don’t You Forget About Me

  • Running on Empty. Title song, Go out there and make a difference, Our Birthdays are Bizarre

  • Mike veasey says:

    Back To The Future: songs include “This is Heavy” and “88 Miles Per Hour”

  • Tracey says:

    Here’s another:

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


    “Let My Cameron Go”
    “Rooney Rumba”
    “He’s Going To Marry Me”
    “Twist and Shout”
    “Save Ferris”
    “Call Me Shawna”

  • fran says:

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    “X” never, ever marks the spot
    lost in his own museum
    Charlemagne. Lyrics: Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky…

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    My favorite ’80’s movie was “Tootsie”.
    Some songs from a proposed musical version:
    “Never Gonna Work Again”/”Endive Salad” -Michael Dorsey
    “Sandy’s Lament” – Sandy
    “I Have A Name!” (and It’s Not ‘Babe’,’Doll’,or ‘Toots’)-Michael as “Dorothy”
    “Return to Love Canal” – Jeff
    “The Right Guy In the Wrong Dress” – Michael
    “Off With the Girdle, Off with the Wig” – Michael & Chorus

    “Endive Salad” (reprise)

  • Tracey says:

    Here’s another!!!



    “Say My Name, Say My Name”
    “In My Own Little Village”
    “Recently Departed”
    “Through My Lense”
    And of course: “Day-o” (The Banana Boat Song)

  • “Terms of Endearment’
    1. Every Little Boy Wants to be an Astronaut
    /Why are Astronauts such Little Boys?
    2. Aurora’s Borealis

  • Karen Ranieri says:

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
    Neal: Del… Why did you kiss my ear?
    Del: Why are you holding my hand?
    Neal: Where’s your other hand?
    Del: Between two pillows…
    Neal: Those aren’t pillows!

  • Laura L. says:

    Crocodile Dundee – That’s Not a Knife
    Heathers – Popular, Ich Luge

  • Cara says:

    Back to The Future
    “88 Miles per Hour”
    “Kissing Calvin Klein”
    “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”

  • ECP says:

    I had forgotten how many 80s movies have been harvested for the musical theater. This was a nice refresher.
    Tossing caution to the wind, because maybe exceptional movies rarely make outstanding stage musicals, I must go with “Tootsie.”
    “(My Life Is a) Dress Rehearsal”
    “Hit Your Mark”
    “We’re Live”

  • Anonymous says:

    Top Gun – “Danger Zone”
    Caddyshack – “I’m Alright”
    Risky Business – “Good Old Rock and Roll”
    Purple Rain – “Jungle Love” (o-e-o-e-o)

  • CJ says:

    Remember Carl Sagan walking thru different environments with special effects….music from Greek composer Vangelis..It sure timely as the battle is heating up…in the political arena about GLOBAL WARMING!

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