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Entertaining & Educating Since 1966
The 48th Annual Summer Youth Theatre Workshop presents Hairspray, Jr.
Directed by James Schafer Music Direction by Jordan Martin Choreography by Hope Miller
Performances: Friday July 18 and Saturday July 19, 2014
Curtain Times: 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
Tickets: $12 adult; $10 senior; $8 student. Call our Box office 252-332-2976 to get yours!
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
Good morning, Baltimore! It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.
HAIRSPRAY JR, based on the film and hit stage musical of the same name -- winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical -- has been adapted for young performers as part of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection. With a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers, HAIRSPRAY JR is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.