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Hairspray, The Musical, At SCCC/ATS

KSCB News - January 20, 2016 3:12 pm

College announces audition, show dates for spring musical

SCCC/ATS Theatre and Music Departments will present the Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY as the spring 2016 Musical. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, is set in 1960s Baltimore and is based on the film written and directed by John Waters. The production features an original score by Academy Award-nominated Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

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 program, The Corny Collins Show and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a plus-size trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray!

Auditions will be held January 26th at 6:30 p.m. and January 27th at 5:00 p.m. in the theatre. Script cuttings will be available and those auditioning will be asked to sing a short selection of their choice. Questions should be directed to Gloria Goodwin the director at her office, H102, by calling 620-417-1460, or e-mailing [email protected] Dr. Magda Silva will be music director for the show and Darin Workman will conduct the orchestra. A large diverse cast is needed and the production staff is also looking for help with costumes, set work and other backstage crews.

The show runs April 21-23 the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theatre in the Shank Humanities Building. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night.

TICKET PRICES: General Public: $10; seniors and 12 and under: $8. Call the Box Office at 620-417-1451 or buy tickets from the Humanities Office H116. SCCC students get in free with student ID. Group rates are also available.

Hairspray is rated PG and is recommended for audiences over 8 years old.


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