Hot August Nights

Hands on a Hardbody

2019 Hot August Nights

August 1, 7-8, 14-15 at 7:00pm. August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 at 8:00pm. August 10 at 2:00pm.

Don Fox Designs LLC, Jaime Donegan Productions, and the Numerica PAC present a 2019 Hot August Nights production inspired by true events: Hands On A Hardbody by Doug Wright, Amanda Green, and Trey Anastasio.

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

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.





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

“Completely, satisfyingly right!” – Wall Street Journal

“Hands down it’s musical theatre heaven!” – New York Magazine

“Well, if the run isn’t extended due to sales being through the roof, then something is terribly wrong with the world.  This is a spectacular theatrical production and should be seen by everyone in town.” – The Sappy Critic



JD Drew: Vern Smith

Benny Perkins: Matthew Pippin

Kelli Mangrum: Alix Isom

Norma Valverde: Christina Capehart

Chris Alvaro: Anthony Ieradi

Greg Wilhote: Gary Lumsden

Jesus Pena: Michael Carlos

Ronald Mccowan: David James

Heather Stovall: Alesha Perrin

Virginia Drew: Dani Fisher

Janis Curtis: Christy Kimmel

Don Curtis: Ettore Castellente

Mike Ferris: Alex Haley

Cindy Barnes: Vicki Michael

Frank Nugent: Mike Magnotti



Producer/Director: Jaime Donegan

Producer/Set & Light Designer: Don Fox

Sound Design: Mike Locke

Box Office/Ticketing: Kelly Wavra

Marketing: Marissa Collins

Volunteers are always needed to help backstage and leading up to the production, including set building/design, props, costumes, stage crew, marketing, concessions, and more. If you are interested, please click the link below to submit your information.

Volunteer Form






Sponsored by

Tom K. Michael, D.D.S., P.S.

North 40 Productions         

Supported by

Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Vern & Julie Smith, Gil & Kay Sparks, Adele Wolford

                    Warm Springs Inn          Fielding Hills Winery


Media Sponsor:

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