FAIR SCHOOL CRYSTAL + STAGES THEATRE COMPANY STUDENTS TO TEASE UP THEIR HAIR AND TWIST AND SHOUT IN HAIRSPRAY JR.
CRYSTAL, Minn., Sept. 17, 2018 – Hairdos and excitement will be on the rise as local students at FAIR SCHOOL CRYSTAL + STAGES THEATRE COMPANY present their production of Hairspray JR. beginning November 9 through 11, 2018. The family-friendly show captures the spirit and turmoil of 1962 Baltimore through laughter, dance, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
The production is directed by Stages Theatre Company production manager Melanie Salmon-Peterson, with choreography by Tré Searles, musical direction by Kimberly Keaton and under the stage management of Emily Sullivan.
Hairspray JR. is a dynamic musical with an important message: that acceptance comes in all shapes, sizes, and nationalities. Through this production students will explore ideas like civil rights and discrimination in the context of a period of tremendous social and historical significance in the U.S..
The story follows Tracy Turnblad, a full-figured girl with full-figured hair and a big heart, who has only one passion – to dance. When her determination and rock ‘n roll moves land her a spot on a local television dance program, “The Corny Collins Show,” she is transformed from an outsider to an irrepressible teen celebrity. This trendsetter in dance and fashion uses her fame to win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, challenge the program’s reigning princess Amber, and rally against racial segregation… all without denting her ‘do.
With a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman, Hairspray JR. is based on the 1988 New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters. The film inspired the “bouffant” Broadway production which ran over 2,500 performances and won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. New Line Cinema released a film adaptation of the stage version, starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Queen Latifah.
FAIR SCHOOL CRYSTAL + STAGES THEATRE COMPANY in Crystal, MN will present Hairspray JR. on November 9 at 7pm, November 10 at 7pm and November 11 at 2pm at Fair School Crystal at 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422. Tickets are free and seating is general admission, first come, first served. For more information please call 763) 971-4500.
Hairspray JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.
Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.
MTI is particularly dedicated to the idea of theatre as education and has created special collections for younger performers. The MTI Broadway Junior Collection® includes JR. titles, 60-minute musicals for performance by middle school children; and KIDS titles, 30-minute musicals for performance by elementary school children. MTI School Editions™ are musicals that have been annotated for performance by high school students, and the Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) Collection are 70-minute musicals designed for adults to perform for children.
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