"Hands on a Hardbody", a new musical Trey and songwriter Amanda Green ("Burn that Bridge", "Summer of 89", "My Problem Right There") collaborated on for the music, will be opening in Manhattan in March for a three-week run. The show is produced by the La Jolla (California) Playhouse company and directed by Neil Pepe.
According to the article on the show biz site Playbill.com, the musical is based on a documentary about contestants trying to win a hardbody truck by being the last person standing with his hands on the truck, like the Survivor immunity challenges. The producers casting the show are looking for singers who "should have authentic, skilled country/folk voices and genuine acting chops. It is a strong ensemble piece."
'The varied characters include a Texas disc jockey who has a garage band; a manager at a car dealership; a returning champ who spins tall tales; an aging ex-oil rigger; a Louisiana ladies' man; an Iraq war vet; a young, unemployed oddball; a long-haul trucker, a poor man with a loving wife and eight kids; a psychology professor who is an expert on sleep deprivation; a soft-spoken Latino kid who aspires to college; a female marketing director at the local Nissan dealership; a tomboy who can belt to a D; a middle-aged woman of faith; and a former cheerleader."
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March 20, 1992
26 years ago
Broome County Forum
Set 2: Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sanity, The Sloth, The Mango Song > Cavern, Uncle Pen, Harry Hood, Cold as Ice > Terrapin > Cold as Ice, Possum > Secret Language Instructions > Possum
 Lyric changed to reference "alligator pit."
 Fish on trombone and Simpsons signal.
 Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals.
 Band and crew nicknames shouted in intro. More names mentioned in ending vocal jam.
 Fish on Bag-Vac.
 Simpsons, Random Note, Turn Turn Turn, and All Fall Down signals introduced with Bowie being played in background.
 Two Simpsons signals and an All Fall Down signal.
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