Hairspray performs on PCC campus April 13-15
Pratt Community College’s performing arts department is pleased to produce “Hairspray,” April 13 through April 15 in Carpenter Auditorium.
“Several students had approached me and asked if we could do “Hairspray” for our spring show,” said Misty Beck, director. “There is a lot of great music in the show and the overall themes of ‘be who you are’ and ‘all people are equal’ are great messages to share.”
This Broadway musical includes 1960s-style dance music and rhythm and blues. It takes place in the early 1960’s in Baltimore, where a plus size teenager’s dream is to dance on a local TV dance program. When she wins a role on the show, she becomes a star overnight and launches a campaign to ingrate the show and end Baltimore’s segregation.
The show includes 22 PCC students, 6 high schoolers, six middle schoolers, 11 children and 14 adult community members, along with a five piece band.
“We really have an incredibly talented cast who are working very well together. In addition to the cast, the band is absolutely wonderful and our dozen backstage helpers have been fantastic as well,” Beck said.
The show will take place April 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:30 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested. The show is rated PG.