Hands on a Hardbody

book by Doug Wright
music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
lyrics by Amanda Green

directed by Elena Velasco and Mark A. Rhea
music directed by Jake Null
choreographed by Elena Velasco


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. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

A musical inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler.

“You can hear the sound of America singing in this daring new musical.” – The New York Times

Reviews and Press for the Show

MAR 9 - APR 6, 2019

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Special Performances

Press Opening
Tues, Mar 12 at 8:00 pm

Post-Show Discussion
Sun, Mar 17 immediately following the matinee

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Twenty $20 tickets available for every Thursday performance!



Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes including one intermission


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The Cast

Jesús Andres Alejandro Ponce*Sponsored*
Heather Caroline Dubberly*Sponsored*
Chris Duane Richards II
Benny John Loughney*Sponsored*
Norma Shayla Lowe*Sponsored*
Ronald Willie Garner*Sponsored*
JD Patrick M. Doneghy*Sponsored*
Virginia Katie McManus*Sponsored*
Janis Valerie Adams Rigsbee
 Gary DuBreuil*Sponsored*
Kelli (Heather u/s) Beatrice Owens*Sponsored*
Greg (Jesús u/s) Ramon Danie Rodriguez
Mike Josh Sticklin
Cindy Kari Ginsburg
Frank (Benny u/s) Chris Gillespie
Ensemble (Swing: Ronald, Mike, Chris, Greg) Dana Nearing
Ensemble (Swing: Virginia, Janis, Cindy) Maggie Leigh Walker
Ensemble (Swing: JD, Frank, Don) Oscar Ceville
Ensemble (Swing: Norma, Kelli) Selena Clyne-Galindo

The Production Team

Directors Elena Velasco and Mark A. Rhea*Sponsored*
Music Director Jake Null*Sponsored*
Choreographer Elena Velasco*Sponsored*
Stage Manager Alexis J. Hartwick
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer Jason Arnold+
Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson*Sponsored*
Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Projections Designer Richie Montgomery
Assistant Projections Designer Randy McFall

Pit Orchestra

Keyboard 1 Jake Null
Keyboard 2 Deborah Jacobson
Guitar 1 / Onstage Guitar Jaime Ibacache
Guitar 2 Brad Emmett
Bass Jason Wilson
Cello Angelica Kalasz
Violin / Mandolin Alexandra Touzinsky
Drums / Percussion Manny Arciniega


+ United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection designers in Live Performance.

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

The Family of Whitney & Jay Donaldson

Director Sponsors

Kirk McCoy sponsoring Elena Velasco & Mark A. Rhea
Christopher Hall sponsoring Elena Velasco
Todd K. Jones sponsoring Jake Null

Artist Sponsors

Stan & Paulette Shulman sponsoring Beatrice Owens
Gail & Peter Hansen sponsoring Andres Alejandro Ponce
Edward Lis sponsoring Gary DuBreuil
Jane Petkofsky & Kevin Adams sponsoring Alison Samantha Johnson
Tricia Ferrone sponsoring Patrick M. Doneghy
Marcie Cohen sponsoring Shayla Lowe
Todd K. Jones sponsoring Caroline Dubberly
Jennifer Oehme sponsoring Willie Garner
Alison & Bernie Sheahan sponsoring Katie McManus & John Loughney

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