Skylight Music Theatre presents Hairspray

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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Hairspray

Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and
directed by John Waters
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler

Synopsis Summary

EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 30! NINE NEW PERFORMANCES WITH FAMILY FRIENDLY AND EARLY SHOW TIMES!

You can’t stop the beat in this big, bold, beloved story of a teenager’s triumphant transformation from social outcast to TV star who fights for everyone’s rights. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this family-friendly show set in 1960s Baltimore, is filled with exuberant dancing and infectious music. Ages 9 and up.

Run time of performance: 2 hours 30 minutes. This includes one 20 minute intermission.

“Endearing! Deliriously tuneful songs!” – The New York Times

“Blockbuster! Relentlessly upbeat!” - New York Magazine

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  • (l. to r.) Colin Schreier (Link Larkin) and Maisie Rose (Tracy Turnblad) in rehearsal for Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Hairspray November 16 – December 30. Photo by Ross Zentner
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Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director Lili-Anne Brown+
Music Director Cindy Blanc
Choreographer Ryan Cappleman
Scenic Designer Carey Wong**
Costume Designer Michael Bottari and Ronald Case**
Lighting Designer David Gipson**
Sound Designer Zack Berinstein
Wig Deisgner Gerard Kelly**
Stage Manager Daniel J. Hanson*
+The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
**The Scenic, Costume, Lighting and Wig Designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829.
*Appearing through an agreement between this theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, and the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United Stages.

Cast

Character Actor
Tracy Turnblad Maisie Rose
Corny Collins Doug Clemons
Edna Turnblad Tommy Novak
Penny Pingleton Ann Delaney
Velma Von Tussle Samantha Sostarich
Amber Von Tussle Amber Smith
Link Larkin Colin Schreier
Seaweed J. Stubbs Gilbert Domally
Motormouth Maybelle Bethany Thomas*
Wilbur Turnblad David Flores
Male Authority Figure Rick Pendzich
Female Authority Figure Rhonda Rae Busch
Little Inez Terynn Erby-Walker
Joshua Brown Youth Ensemble
Sam Gist Youth Ensemble
Kamani Grahm Youth Ensemble
Meguire Hennes Youth Ensemble
Nathan Kabara Youth Ensemble
Charles Kelley Youth Ensemble
Jake Koch Youth Ensemble
Gabby Koziol Youth Ensemble
Jasmine Love Youth Ensemble
Jarred Manista Youth Ensemble
Ashley Nord Youth Ensemble
Maya O'Day-Biddle Youth Ensemble
Georgia Pink Youth Ensemble
Mackenzie Ross Youth Ensemble
JT Snow Youth Ensemble
Alexandria Woods Youth Ensemble
*Appearing through an agreement between this theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, and the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United Stages.