June 4, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Tickets are on sale now to the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s 2019 Hot August Nights production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Producers Don Fox and Jaime Donegan will lead a local cast in 12 performances of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical sponsored by Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael. The show will run for three weeks: August 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 with Wednesday and Thursday performances at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm, and a matinee on August 10 at 2:00pm.
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.
Hot August Nights is known for its unique seating – and audiences can expect the same intimate experience for Hands On A Hardbody. Set entirely on the Numerica PAC stage in the round, ticket prices are $29-$43.
For information and tickets, visit www.numericapac.org, call 509-663-ARTS, or visit the Numerica PAC box office at the Stanley Civic Center on Wenatchee Avenue. Summer hours are 12pm – 5pm. Support for Hands On A Hardbody is provided by Avalon Music, North 40 Productions, Beckstead Electric, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Nick McLean Real Estate Group, Gil & Kay Sparks, Vern Smith, Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Adele Wolford, and KOHO 101.
Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.