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Hairspray
a Musical
CATEGORY : COMEDY MUSICAL


COMPANY : Act It Out Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Children's Garden Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 4305

SHOWING : May 04, 2012 - May 13, 2012

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, starring Ricki Lake. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

The musical's original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002 and won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray has also had national tours, a London West End production, and numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Candace Isin
Music Director Jennifer Loudermilk
Choreographer Zach Phelps
Fender Claudio Pestana Aguiar
Ensemble Drew Alferi
Mr. Spritzer Anthony Brinkley
Brenda Libby Galli
Corny Collins Connor Harrelson
Brad/Mr. Pinky Chandler Harrelson
Amber Von Tussel Jessica Isin
Cast Brett Leverette
Motormouth Maybelle Jennifer Loudermilk
Tracy Turnblad Mary Ellen Norwood
Tracy Turnblad Lisa Oppenheim
IQ Zach Phelps
Ensemble Quintez Rashad
Guard/Newscaster Timothy Roberts
Link Larkin Marcus Rodriguez
Edna Turnblad Tony Smithey
Velma Von Tussel Rene' Voige
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