15 MAY 2008

Back To The 80's continues to grow around the world. As well as productions in The USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, the show has also been performed in South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Sweden and The Isle Of Man.

22 MARCH 2007

Back To The 80's has now been signed to the catalogue of MTI (Music Theatre International) for productions staged in the United States and Canada.

Any USA or Canadian producers should now contact MTI directly regarding licensing of Back To The 80's on:

Music Theatre International
421 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Email: licensing@mtishows.com
Website: www.mtishows.com
Tel: (212) 541-4684
Fax: (212) 397-4684

We have also been able to make some changes to the song line-up during this licensing process. The songs in the new version released by MTI are as follows:

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Kids In America
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Video Killed The Radio Star
Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero)
Let’s Hear It For the Boy
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
You Give Love A Bad Name
Man In The Mirror
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Love Shack
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Walking On Sunshine
Get Outta My Dreams (Get Into My Car)
Lost in Your Eyes
Never Gonna Give You Up
Material Girl
Don’t Worry, Be Happy / Come on Eileen
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Reprise)
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Back To The 80’s Megamix!


We are very excited to launch this website dedicated to Back To The 80's. Please take a look around, visit the forums, leave your feedback etc.


After some music licensing delays, Back To The 80's is now finally ready for its full release by Josef Weinbergers. This will occur in January 2006. However, they have already established a waiting list for productions in the UK. Any UK producers interested in the show should contact Weinbergers at the following email address: general.info@jwmail.co.uk Merry Christmas to everyone - hope you all have a massively successful 2006!!

1 APRIL 2005

Back To The 80's has now been signed over to the Josef Weinberger catalogue for all UK performances. UK producers wanting to enquire about mounting a production of the show should contact Sean Gray at Weinbergers: general.info@jwmail.co.uk Alternatively, there is more information about the UK performance rights etc on the Josef Weinberger website: www.josef-weinberger.com

20 OCTOBER 2004

Neil Gooding Productions has just completed its hugely successful production of Back To The 80's in Sydney. The show featured Bruce Samazan (E Street / Neighbours) and received an enormous response from its large audiences. Details of the production and photographs have now been added to the Neil Gooding Productions website. To access these, please visit www.goodingproductions.com


Back To The 80's was presented at the Strand Theatre in London's West End on the 4th of July 2004 by Welsh School Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade to huge success - "It was a tremendous success- with the audience on their feet before the end of the megamix! The audience left the theatre in a euphoric mood" This record-making performance was the first musical in Welsh to ever appear on the West End, as well as the first full musical performance by a school on the West End

20 AUGUST 2004

Back To The 80's has now been released for performance in the United States and Canada. For further information on performance rights please email admin@goodingproductions.com

1 JANUARY 2004

Back To The 80's has become the highest performed musical in Australia and New Zealand after being released for just two years. The show has also exploded in the United Kingdom in just its first year of release. For futher information on performance rights in Australia and New Zealand, please email admin@goodingproductions.com

31 MAY 2002

Back To The 80's has had its world premiere at Kirwan State High School in Townsville, North Queensland. The show played to huge audiences in the Townsville Civic Theatre. Congratulations to everybody involved in Kirwan's production. It was truly fantastic. Also, a huge congratulations has to go to Gilroy College in Sydney. They performed the show two weeks after Kirwan - and did an amazing job as well. It has been a dream come true to see the show finally on stage - and both productions have truly made my year.

1 JANUARY 2002

Back To The 80's released for performances in Australia and New Zealand.

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BACK TO THE 80'S! WRITTEN BY NEIL GOODING Copyright Neil Gooding 2001. Additional Material by STUART SMITH . Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by BRETT FOSTER . Original Musical Adaption by SCOTT COPEMAN . The photographs appearing on this website are from the production of Back To The 80's staged by Neil Gooding Productions Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia (2004). Most of the photographs are (c) Grant Leslie, 2004 www.perfectimages.com.au
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