Hairdos and excitement will be on the rise when local students from the Wellington-based Dance Arts Conservatory’s Broadway Stars present their production of Hairspray Jr. on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Old School Square Center for the Arts’ Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. The family-friendly show captures the spirit and turmoil of 1962 Baltimore through laughter, dance, romance and tuneful songs.
Hairspray Jr. is a dynamic musical with an important message: that acceptance comes in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Through their production, the students will explore ideas like civil rights and discrimination in the context of a period of tremendous social and historical significance in the U.S.
The story follows Tracy Turnblad, a full-figured girl with full-figured hair and a big heart, who has only one passion — to dance. When her determination and rock ‘n’ roll moves land her a spot on a local television dance program, she is transformed from an outsider to an irrepressible teen celebrity.
This trendsetter in dance and fashion uses her fame to win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, challenge the program’s reigning princess Amber, and rallies against racial segregation — all without denting her ‘do.
Tickets cost $20 to $25 and can be purchased by calling the Crest Theatre Box Office at (561) 243-7922, ext. 1, or online at www.oldschoolsquare.org.
For more info., call Randy at the Broadway Stars office at (561) 296-1880 or e-mail email@example.com.