Last night, I saw the hilarious new musical Hands on a Hardbody, which follows 10 contestants competing to keep their hands on a truck from their local Nissan dealership. Set in Texas, the truck takes center stage literally, but also in each of the characters’ minds as the American Dream. One man wants to sell it for college tuition money, one woman wants it to replace the bicycle she currently uses as transportation, two younger characters hope to start a new life by driving it to Los Angeles, and the stubborn Benny clings to the truck because he feels he can’t hold on to anything else (namely, his wife and son). Throughout the show, the audience could feel a connection to each of the characters as they powered through another few hours or broke down in song and tears. With a soundtrack ranging from gospel and soul to pop, rock and country and creative choreography that keeps each cast member holding the truck with at least one hand, Hands on a Hardbody is a feel-good musical that will have you dancing along in your seat. For tickets, visit handsonahardbody.com.