Photo Flash: First Look at Syracuse Stage's HAIRSPRAY
Bubbling with joy and 60s era music and dance, Hairspray is the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad is a teen whose life revolves around dancing on the Corny Collins TV show. Who knew that a teenybopper TV show could be a catalyst for integration? You can't stop the beat, and truth be told, you won't want to once the all-singing and dancing cast takes the stage.
Hairspray performs Nov. 28 - Jan. 4 in the Archbold Theatre at theSyracuse Stage/Drama Complex, 820 East Genesee Street. Discounted preview performances are Nov. 28 - Dec. 4. The Opening Night performance is Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets and info are available atwww.syracusestage.org, by phone at 315-443-3275, and in person at the Syracuse Stage Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Ticket discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at 315-443-9844. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, and U.S. military personnel and veterans. Sign interpretation, open captioning, and audio description services are available for select performances. Family guide: fun for all members of the family, some mildly suggestive dialogue.
The Broadway production of Hairspray won eight Tony Awards in 2003 including Best Musical. Incorporating 60's style dance music and rhythm and blues, popular songs from Hairspray include "You Can't Stop the Beat," "I Know Where I've Been," "I Can Hear the Bells," "Big, Blonde and Beautiful," "Good Morning Baltimore," "Run and Tell That," "It Takes Two," and "Welcome to the 60s," among others. Composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman and lyricist Scott Wittmanwon the Tony Award for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Hairspray at Syracuse Stage is directed by Bill Fennelly, who previously directed Stage's S.A.L.T. Award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Fennelly's previous credits includes Frankenstein the musical (Off-Broadway), A Christmas Carol featuring F. Murray Abraham and Lynn Redgrave, Original Assistant Director of Jersey Boys, and Resident Director forThe Lion King.
Photos by Michael Davis
Austin Holmes (Seaweed) and Mary DiGangi (Tracy)
Troy Hussmann (center, as Link) and the Council Boys
Kyle Anderson (center, as Corny Collins) and the Council Kids
Mary DiGangi (Tracy)