Come see our LHS spring musical, Hairspray! This show is a BIG musical and BIG comedy with BIG hair, providing non-stop energy, courtesy of the Corny Collins Show televised in the segregated, but soon-to-be integrated, Baltimore, Maryland of 1962.
Corny Collins (Gabe Pasillas) hosts his show, produced by Velma Von Tussle (Molly Raterman), with the advertising dollars of Ultra Clutch Hairspray’s President Harriman T. Spritzer (Jeremiah Price). The show’s “Nicest Kids in Town” dance and sing along with their Back-up Singers on local TV every week. Roll Call: Amber (Abby Peterson). Ashley Adams, Austin Andrade, Nicole Blair, Breonna Burrell, Hannah Conner, Delaney Corbitt, Aubrianna Decker, Elizabeth Dimitz, Andres Gutierrez, Mackinna Hart, Bailey Hendrickson, Kathleen Hornbacker, Meghan Hornbacker, Andrew Kolb-Gouveia, Alyssa Proudfoot, James Miille, Jordan Penner, Anders Ravenstad, Allie Reggiardo, Michelle Roque, Sadie Serdahl, Dylan Spooner, Emily Stuart, Amanda Tugangui, Debbie Watson, Braeden Zietler and…Link (Tyler Persson).
Facing prejudice on several fronts, the Dynamites are allowed to dance only once a month on “Negro Day,” but Tracy Turnblad (Brooke Bistline) mobilizes them all, and with the help of Motormouth Maybelle (Ariel Samuels), the show’s black DJ, spearheads a fight for integration on the show. Maybelle’s two children also face the music head-on with Little Inez (Dedra Tufon) singing like her mama and Seaweed (Jason Morant) falling in love with Penny Pingleton (Danielle Pierce), Tracy’s best friend—much to the horror of Penny’s momma, Prudy (Zoe Tranter). With Corny’s support and strategic back-up from Tracy’s parents, Wilbur (Gavin Tranter) and Edna (Sean McGrory), Tracy and the Dynamites prove you “Just Can’t Stop the Beat.” Getting into the groove, the Dynamites are: Zyron Arnold, Paul Blas, Maricruz Chavarria, Cameron Erving, Dajara Marquez, Brittany Gaines, Kierra Hodge, Leilani Iglehart, Natasha Moore, Savannah Richardson, and Jeffrey Warner.
The Councillettes are competing for the people’s choice title of “Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962.” It all comes down to a dance-off between frontrunner, Amber Von Tussle (Abby Peterson), challenged by none other than the newest of the Council members, Tracy Turnblad, right to the wire for the Hairspray crown, for the love of Link Larkin (Tyler Persson), and the right for all the young people, black and white, to dance together on national television.
Hairspray performances are May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19th at 8pm and our Mother’s Day matinee is at 2pm on May 13th. “Welcome to the Sixties” when you join us by getting your tickets online at livermorehs.schoolloop.com or at the door. Reserved seating is $10 and balcony general admission is $5. Get those tickets now!