Photo Flash: Engeman Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the cast and creative team for Hairspray, the first show of their 5th Season. Previews begin on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., officially opening on July 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and running through August 28, 2011. Hairspray is based on the film written and directed by John Waters, music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan.
Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, HAIRSPRAY has delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair? This Tony Award winning musical features such hits as Good Morning Baltimore, Welcome to the 60's and You Can't Stop The Beat.
HAIRSPRAY is directed by Paul Stancato and choreographed by ANTOINETTE DiPIETROPOLO, who is currently the choreographer for the ongoing bus tour "THE RIDE" in NYC. The Design Team includes: Michael Bottari & Ronald Case (Scenic and Costume Designers) who created these original costume designs for the South African HAIRSPRAY, were nominated for the 2008 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & American Theatre Wing Awards, and won the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Costume design for Die Mommie Die Off-Broadway.
The Cast of HAIRSPRAY features: Danielle Arci (Tracy Turnblad), William Thomas Evans (Edna Turnblad), Felicia Finley (Velma Von Tussle), Nick Dalton (Corny Collins), Eric Lajuan Summers (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Gina Milo (Penny Pingleton), Ashley Moniz (Amber Von Tussle), Terita R. Redd, Bruce Rebold (Wilbur Turnblad), Alex Michael Stoll (Link Larkin), Amy BurgMaier (Female Authority Figure), and Roger E. DeWitt (Male Authority Figure).
The cast of Hairspray also includes Tamala Baldwin, Christy Clark and Paige Williams as The Dynamites and Mmadison Grenne as Little Inez.
For more information, www.EngemanTheater.com.
Photo Credit: AnnMarie Snyder
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