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The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces the 2019 Hot August Nights performance will be HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Partnering once again with Don Fox Designs LLC and Jaime Donegan Productions, Hot August Nights will return this summer for a 3 week run of this Tony nominated Broadway musical. Auditions for Hands on a Hardbody will be held February 4-5 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance for a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. This musical comedy is based on the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, which tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by the band Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community, including a Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli. Each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream – and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can. Parental guidance recommended.

Director Jaime Donegan will be holding Open Auditions for all roles on February 4 at 5:00pm for women and 6:30pm for men at the Numerica PAC. Call backs will be held on February 5 starting at 5:30pm. All those auditioning must be prepared to sing 16 bars of an uptempo rock or country-rock song of their choice and be willing to commit to daily rehearsals in July 2019 through all performances in August 2019. For more information, visit

For information regarding stage crew or band positions please contact Don Fox at [email protected]. Tickets go on sale to Numerica PAC Members in May 2019.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Sponsored by longtime sponsor and theatre friends Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael.

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