Apex Theatre Studio to present ‘The Ultimate 80s Dance Party’


Apex Theatre Studio will kick off its Summer Theatre Series with a trip back to the 1980s, when the theatre troupe presents “The Ultimate 80s Dance Party.”

To be presented Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m., the show will feature a variety of 1980s pop and soul favorites. In addition to a live disc jockey, the evening will feature retro-themed dance lessons and a flash mob sure to ignite memories of moussed hair, ripped Flashdance t-shirts and soundtracks from such popular ’80s films as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Say Anything” and “Sixteen Candles.”

“We were looking for an event that would allow us to throw open the doors of the space and welcome folks in to connect, laugh and groove,” said Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio. “At Apex, we are in the business of enabling young artists to hone their craft and express themselves. Dancing allows everyone the opportunity to let loose and play.”

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Director Ryan Murphy added, “There is a considerable legion of people whose alter ego dwells in John Hughesian existence. Whether you fancied punk, rap or Madonna, we will cover it musically over the course of the evening, with a great deal of fun.”

Guests are encouraged to don clothes which reflect the glitz and humor of the era.

“Torn jeans, fishnets, gloves and denim are all welcome,” Apex board member Amy Wilson said.

Now in its fourth year, the Apex Summer Theatre Series will feature the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” a 90-minute version of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (set in old Ponte Vedra) and the ’70s favorite, “Godspell.”

Tickets for “The Ultimate 80s Dance Party” are on sale now at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000.