Falls Patio Players staging ‘Hairspray’

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Celebrating almost 50 years of theatre with such major musical hits as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” and compelling plays like “Plaza Suite,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” and the perennial favorite “Christmas Carol,” Falls Patio Players closes the 2014-15 season with “Hairspray,” the smash Broadway pop sensation loaded with unforgettable characters, big laughs, lots of dance, and great music.

Performances will be held at the North Middle School Auditorium, N88W16750 Garfield Drive, April 24, 25 and May 1,2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 and May 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

“Hairspray” began as the John Waters film featuring Ricki Lake, Blondie, and Divine evolving into a Broadway sensation with Tony Award-Winning Harvey Feirstein and finally a hit musical film starring John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer. It tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large-sized teenage girl, who propels the city of Baltimore in 1962 into a new era of understanding as she seeks her dream and her true love on the American Bandstand twin “The Corny Collins Show.” Followed by a hilarious cast of characters who accompany her in this exciting and comical adventure told through big songs and dances, the show is loaded with nostalgic sixties-style hits and thrilling choreography.

The score contains the exciting “Good Morning Baltimore,” the fashion extravaganza that is “Welcome to the Sixties,” the gospel marvel “I Know Where I’ve Been,” through the title tune “Hairspray,” and the roof shaking “You Can’t Stop the Beat” among many hit tunes.

Theatre fans, families, and everyone who loves a jazzy show full of music and dance will love the Falls Patio Players production of “Hairspray.” If you’ve seen it before, you’ll love it again with this youthful and exuberant cast of local talent. The Falls Patio Players offers large casts, stunning wardrobe, full orchestra, and creative set design. To achieve this, they employ local talent in acting, music, design, and production thereby offering professional-caliber theatre experience to our own artists in our own communities. Support this unique artistic endeavor and have a heart-pumping night of great musical theatre as the Falls Patio Players present the Hit Broadway Musical “Hairspray.”

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