Garden Theatre to Stage HAIRSPRAY, 4/25-5/25
The Garden Theatre presents Hairspray showing April 25 - May 25, 2014, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm (160 W Plant Street). The presenting sponsors of Hairspray are Bob and Dianna Duffy. Hairspray is also sponsored Duke Energy, Insight Credit Union and Toole's ACE Hardware. The Garden Theatre's 2013-2014 Season is presented by CenturyLink. Several performance dates will feature celebrity walk-on roles. Directed by Rob Winn Anderson, Hairspray has a cast of over 30 actors, singers and dancers from across the Central Florida area.
"When I began to approach Hairspray, I knew that I wanted to find a new voice and energy for these beloved characters and the world that they live in," said Anderson. "The music that makes us dance in our seats, the dialogue that has us laughing out loud one minute, and shedding a tear the next, and the color, and fun, and excitement of what we all know will still be on the Garden stage. This is just a new brand of Hairspray - one that will take a permanent hold on your heart."
Hairspray takes place in 1962 and follows a lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, who wants more than anything to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. Once her dream comes true, Tracy's new-found stardom brings the power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and, with a positive and uplifting message of acceptance, integrate a TV network.
Tracy Turnblad - Hannah Berry Matthews
Edna Turnblad - Matthew Arter
Link Larkin - Daniel Longacre
Amber Von Tussle - Leigh Green
Penny Pingleton - Taylor Anderson
Seaweed J. Stubbs - Victor Souffrant
Motormouth Maybelle - Melissa Vasquez / Desiree Perez
Velma Von Tussle - Sarah-lee Dobbs
Corny Collins - Billy Flanigan
Little Inez - Jasmine Forsberg
Wilbur Turnblad - Keith Smith
Additional Cast - CK Anderson, Emile Doles, Marissa Enyart, Khalèya Graham, George Green, Sarah Huff, Rahjanique Locklear, Spencer Morrow, Yanette Moyano, Tara Osborne, Austin Paz, Desiree Perez, Erin Peugh, Dustin Russell, Brooke Schellpfeffer, Nathaniel Stiger, Samantha Uhrig, Tami Uhrig, Andy Waldinger, Khalifa White
Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 for students and seniors, $12 for ages 12 and under on Saturday matinees. For tickets, visit gardentheatre.org or contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736). A 15% military discount is available by visiting the Box Office at 160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden.