Welcome to the 60s!
In Hairspray, it's 1962, the '50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, 'The Corny Collins Show' and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programme's reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Only in Hairspray!
The musical features an original score by Marc Shaiman and is expertly played by our very own capable College Musical Orchestra, conducted by Liz Smith. Their songs take Tracy from the soundstage of a '60s-style dance show to the streets of Baltimore to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop. Directed by Kirsty Terry and performed by our talented cast from the Secondary Campus, this production will have you laughing in your seats and tapping your toes.
Hairspray is based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performance dates and times:
- Thursday 4 May - 3pm for 4pm curtain
- Friday 5 May - 5.45pm for 7pm curtain
- Saturday 6 May - 12noon for 1pm Matinee
- Saturday 6 May - 5.45pm for 7pm curtain
Warning: Special effects in this production include the use of aerosol products. These products will also be in use in the foyer and dressing rooms.