Oct 25, 2018
Harrison School for the Arts presents the Broadway musical, Hairspray. Directed by Suzi Lambert, this award-winning musical, which is based on the 1988 John Waters film, is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where 60’s dance music is huge and segregation is still prevalent. The heroine of the play is Tracy Turnblad (Peyton Reynolds), who is a quirky plus-sized teenager who wants nothing more than to dance on the hit television program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Her dreams come to fruition when she wins a coveted spot on the show and becomes an overnight celebrity. With her overwhelming positivity and sense of self, she attracts the most popular guy on the show, Link Larkin (Lucas Manley). With the support of her friends, she advocates for the show to be integrated, but not everyone is accepting of Tracy’s ideas, and she goes to battle with the show’s racist producer, Velma Von Tussle (Chloe Rogers). Does Tracy succeed? This upbeat production is chock full of favorites such as "Good Morning Baltimore," "I’m a Big Girl Now" and the infectious "You Can't Stop the Beat."
- Thursday - Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Though most ages will enjoy this colorful musical filled with laughter, love, and embracing oneself, it is considered PG by the musical’s publisher.
The Harrison production of Hairspray features choreography by Shelley Bourgeois and musical direction by Tyler Campbell. The orchestra conductor is Rob Lambert and the rest of the production staff includes Bill Kimble as Production Manager, Barron Leon as Lighting Designer, Nick Judy as Scenic Designer, Ceci Ingram as Costume Designer, and Joe Sniegocki as Projection Design Director.