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Directed by Brian Clowdus
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Jen MacQueenSuzi Recommended

Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed
1997 documentary of the same name, this new musical is infused with a soulful rockabilly score. Hands On A Hardbody is the hilarious, hard-fought contest deep in the heart of Texas, where only one winner can drive away with the American dream. 10 contestants. 4 days. 1 truck.


Mild Language

Hands On A Hardbody is a part of the

Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series Logo

Sold out on 5/29 & 5/31

A Sneak Peek at Hands on a Hardbody–The Trailer

May 7–31, 2015

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $30–$50

Sponsored by

Allgood Pest Solutions


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Hands on a Hardbody

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A Little Competition: Hands on a Hardbody 50/50 Raffle


Enter to win Cold Hard Cash. Drawing at every performance.
$5 = 1 Entry         $20 = 5 Entry

Inquire at the Box Office for Details.

Lobby Art Exhibit:
Stephanie Lloyd is a local actor and painter. She has a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in communications from Elon University but has always had a passion for drawing and painting. A predominantly self- taught artist, Stephanie’s favorite medium is acrylic on canvas, although she has explored many other mediums as well. She has been selling her work since college and her paintings have made appearances around Atlanta, including Carroll Street Café, Hodgepodge Coffee Shop and Gallery, Nouvelle Nail Spa, and The Highlander. One of her paintings, entitled Gardener, was recently selected as part of C4 Atlanta’s Member Pop-Up Gallery inside the Ponce City Market Binders. She is thrilled to exhibit her work at The Aurora Theatre for Hands On A Hardbody and hopes you enjoy the show!


Community Conversation: Viability of the American Dream
Wednesday May 20, 7:15p-7:55p

Benny Perkins Rob Lawhon*
JD Drew Matt Lewis
Kelli Mangrum Randi Garza
Greg Wilhote Ben Davis
Jesus Pena Ricardo Aponte
Chris Alvaro Jeremy Wood
Ronald McGowan Eric Moore*
Heather Stovall Laura Floyd
Virginia Drew Wendy Melkonian*
Mike Ferris Jeremy Aggers
Cindy Barnes Jessica Meisel
Norma Valverde Diany Rodriguez*
Janis Curtis Jill Hames
Don Curtis Steve Hudson
Frank Nugent Matthew Sidney Morris
Production Staff
Director Brian Clowdus
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Production Consultant Hunter Foster
Choreographer Jen MacQueen
Stage Manager Katie Chambers
Assistant Stage Manager Alexandra Mahoney
Set Designer Shannon Robert
Lighting Designer Mike Post
Costume Designer Elizabeth Rasmusson
Props Designer Suzanne Cooper Morris
Sound Designer Bobby Johnston
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director Daniel Terry
Associate Technical Director Joel Schiebout
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Sound Board Operator Daniel Pope
Costume Assistant Alex Ingle
Directing Assistant Patrick Schweigert
Follow Spot Operator Molly Huntington
Follow Spot Operator Sergio Rubio
Music Director/Keyboard Ann-Carol Pence
Percussion Mark Biering
Bass Greg Armijo
Guitar I Melvin Jordan
Guitar II Taylor Washington
Violin Michele Volz
Cello Cindy Sulko

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.