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Hands On A Hardbody

Closed April 14, 2013

In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

Why See Hands On A Hardbody?

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it.

Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it.

Inspired by true events, this new musical features a book by DOUG WRIGHT (Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by AMANDA GREEN (Bring it On: The Musical) and music by TREY ANASTASIO (Phish) and AMANDA GREEN. Directed by NEIL PEPE (Speed-the-Plow) with musical staging by SERGIO TRUJILLO (Memphis, Jersey Boys), it is based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler.

Hands On A Hardbody has been nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.

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Previews from: 23 February 2013

Opening night: 23 March 2013

And before you stop reading

Beginning March 22:
Monday - Thursday @7:30pm
Friday and Saturday @8pm
Wednesday and Saturday @2pm

Cast and Creative


Keith Carradine
Hunter Foster
Mary Gordon Murray
Allison Case
Jay Armstrong Johnson
David Larsen
Jacob Ming-Trent
Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone
Jim Newman
Connie Ray
Jon Rua
Keala Settle
Dale Soules
Scott Wakefield
William Youmans


Neil Pepe (Direction)
Sergio Trujillo (Musical Staging) 
Lyrics by: Amanda Green
Music by: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Book by: Doug Wright


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