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Patrick Thorne

02 Mar 18

‘Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town USA’ Musical Has World Premiere

Patrick Thorne

02 Mar 18

A musical created to celebrate some of the early 1980s ski movie has debuted at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre.

Created by Cory Wendling and Charlie Schmidt, “Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA,” has been inspired by “goofball ski movies” including “Ski Patrol,” “Better Off Dead,” and “Hot Dog The Movie.”

TONIGHT IS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SHOW!! Here is a look at the silliness that is Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA. There are limited tickets for tonight, and Friday night is already sold out. Get your tickets now at backstagetheatre.org

Posted by Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA: A New Party Musical on Thursday, 1 March 2018


The musical is set in a fictional “Ski Town USA” although the writers say it is based on Breckenridge, a resort they told local media they, “…both love and appreciate the so much.”

The musical tells the tale of orphan and drifter Billy Tanner who rolls up in Ski Town with a hilariously tortured past.  The storyline brings in a greedy oil tycoon, house parties,  ski races, Norse gods and foreign-exchange students with a soundtrack inspired by the ’80s.

“Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA” runs right through March to the 31 with shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm.  A special “Local’s Night” fundraiser performance has sold out.