Thursday, February 28, 2013
BHS Presents Hairspray
“You can’t stop the beat” when Burlington High School presents its hilarious and uplifting production of Hairspray, the Broadway Musical on March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm and on March 24 at 2:00 pm. Performances of the Tony award-winning musical will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.
Picture this: It’s 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heart-throb Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!
A family-friendly production, Hairspray promises to have you be-boppin’ with a roster of uplifting songs by Mark Chaiman and Scott Wittman that include “Good Morning Baltimore,” “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now,” “Welcome to the ‘60s,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”
Leading the talent-packed cast of Hairspray is senior Marissa Cote as the ever-optimistic Tracy Turnblad. She is joined by Eddie Gelberg as Corny Collins, Steven Gelberg as Link Larkin, Mikayla Merrill as Velma Von Tussle, Ashley Shafman as Amber Von Tussle, Emily Martin as Penny Pingleton, Danielle Calder as Prudy Pendleton and Joram Coichy as Seaweed J. Stubbs. Also featured are Nicollette Moodie as Motormouth Maybelle, Michael Garcia as Edna Turnblad, Harry Lane as Wilbur Turnblad, Caroline Kashgegian as Little Inez and Nicholas Silva as Harriman Spritzer.
Tickets for Hairspray, The Broadway Musical are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting Burlington Theatre or by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC (781-238-6842). Ticket prices are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults. All performances will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street in Burlington, Massachusetts, a handicapped accessible facility.