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Johns Creek Players1
Average Rating Given : 4.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :

Hairspray, by Music and Lyrics by Mark Shaiman, Book by Thomas Meehen and Mark O' Donnell, Additonal Lyrics by Scott Wittman
A Fun Show to See!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
We saw the Saturday matinee production with Jennie Blevins as Tracy, and she was absolutely wonderful! Her voice and acting were spectacular, and she was a real treat to see. The entire Turnblad family was a crack-up, and their rendition of "You're Timeless to Me" was lovely.

I also have to praise the work of Motormouth Maybelle, who came in just four days before opening and really rocked her role. Speaking of which, the entire crowd loved the Civil Rights display behind Motormouth and her kids during "I Know Where I've Been." It was a great addition that really drove the message of the song home.

The secondary characters were equally charming, with Penny being her sweet, innocent self; Amber the conniving prima donna; and the sensuous Velma stealing the audience's applause during "Miss Baltimore Crabs."

The sets and costumes were fantastic, beautifully done, and really helped the show come together visually. The best part of the show was watching the ensemble rally the crowd to dance to the final chorus of "You Can't Stop the Beat," especially since it's always fun for the audience to feel involved in a production, and the fact that it was such a fun production made it even more special.

The Johns Creek Players did a wonderful job with this Broadway hit, and were it not sold out for its entire run, I would have tried to see it again with Sara Chamberlain as Tracy, who I'm told was just as enchanting as the fabulous Jennie Blevins. Congratulations to the cast and crew on a terrific performance!

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