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May 10 - June 3, 2012

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan | Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman | Lyrics by Scott Wittman
Based on the film by John Waters

The Fine Arts Center’s Theatre Company will sweep you away to 1960s Baltimore with its season finale, Hairspray, a big, fat Broadway musical based on the John Waters’ 1988 film.

The 50’s are out … and change is in the air in this 2003 Tony-Award winning musical which has been delighting audiences across the country. 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, racially integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?

“Bright, brassy, campy, touching and hysterical ... those are just some of the adjectives that describe our upcoming production of Hairspray,” said Scott RC Levy, FAC’s Director of Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director and the show’s director. “The score is infectious, the early 1960’s look is sublime, and the script is ridiculously funny. You don’t want to miss this high-energy musical comedy.”

The 24-actor ensemble includes Drew Frady (Edna Turnblad), Andrea Rutherford (Tracy Turnblad), Carmen Vreeman (Penny Pingleton), Lacey Connell (Amber Von Tussle), Marco Robinson (Link Larkin), Max Ferguson (Corny Collins), Michael Augenstein (Wilbur Turnblad), Lynne Hastings (Motomouth Maybelle), Jen Lennon (Prudy Pingleton), and Allannah Moore (Velma Von Tussle). See the full cast listing.

Download a PDF of the program that includes cast bios.

 Thursday Preview | 7:30p  | $20 / $18 FAC Member | Buy Tickets
 Thursday | 7:30p | $30 / $27 FAC Member | Buy Tickets
 Friday and Saturday| 7:30p | $37 / $33 FAC Member | Buy Tickets
 Saturday and Sunday | 2 p | $32 / $29 FAC Members | Buy Tickets
 Student Tickets (any night) $15

 Purchase online or call the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
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 May 13 | TalkBack: Join Producing Artistic Director Scott RC Levy and cast for a free post-show discussion.
 May 24 | Backstage Tour: Go behind the curtain and learn how the magic happens onstage with a focus on design elements.
 May 26 | Cast Meet & Greet: Following the matinee performance, meet your favotire cast members from Hairspray.
  June 2 | Cast Meet & Greet: Following the matinee performance, meet your favotire cast members from Hairspray.

 $35 prix fixe dinner at Café 36. Browse the menu and make reservations by calling 719.477.4377.

 Full Cast Listing
 Edna Turnblad: Drew Frady | Tracy Turnblad: Andrea Rutherford | Penny Pingleton: Carmen Vreeman | Amber Von Tussle:
 Lacey Connell | Link Larkin: Marco Robinson | Corny Collins: Max Ferguson | Wilbur Turnblad: Michael Augenstein |
 Motormouth Maybelle: Lynne Hastings | Prudy Pingleton: Jen Lennon | Velma Von Tussle: Allannah Moore | Male Council
Ryan Miller | Sketch/Ensemble: Alejandro Roldan | Fender/Ensemble: Spencer Field | Tammy/Ensemble:
Ahren Victory | Shelley/Ensemble: Nicole Dawson | Brenda/Ensemble: Hannah Burlew | Duane/Ensemble: Martell Epperson |
 Gilbert/Ensemble: Terrence Ellison | Cindy Lou/Ensemble: Faith Goins | Shayna/Ensemble: Desiree Myers | Little Inez
: Ilana Bruce | Seaweed Stubbs: Tyrell Rae | GymTeacher / Matron  /Ensemble: Kansas Lynn Battern | Mr.Pinky /
 Spritzer / Principal / Prison Guard
: Angel Sosa

 Orchestra | Conductor/Keyboards: Roberta Jacyshyn | Percussion: Richard Clark | Trumpet: Chris Walters | Bass: Jay Hahn
 Reed 1: Mark Rose | Guitar: Wayne Wilkinson | Trombone: Frederick Crafts | Reed 2: Ed Hureau