â€˜Hairsprayâ€™ features local talent
Fox Falley Theatre Company present â€™60s tribute musical
ELBURNâ€”The Fox Valley Theatre Companyâ€™s production of â€œHairsprayâ€ features Elburn talent both on stage and behind the scenes.
Opening Friday, Sept. 10, at the Blizzard Theater in Elgin, â€œHairsprayâ€ is directed by Aaron Thomann of Elburn, and is choreographed by Annette Thomann, also of Elburn. The cast is composed of more than 60 young actors from throughout the Fox Valley, including Kristin McFadden, 15, of Elburn.
â€œHairsprayâ€ will take audiences back to 1962 Baltimore as Tracy Turnblad, a pleasantly plump teenager, sets out to dance her way onto TVâ€™s popular â€œCorny Collins Show.â€ The TV studio is full of teens boasting bouffant hair and bopping their after-school hours away while the adults try to keep the music square and the dance floor segregated. A joyous tribute to the â€™60s, the original stage production in New York won eight Tony Awards in 2003, including â€œBest Musical.â€
The musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film. A remake of the original movie was released in 2007 and starred John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer.
â€œHairsprayâ€ was written by Mark Oâ€™Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Songs include â€œGood Morning Baltimore,â€ â€œYou Canâ€™t Stop The Beat,â€ â€œMama Iâ€™m A Big Girl Now,â€ and â€œWelcome To The â€™60s.â€
Fox Valley Theatre Company (FVTC) is a nonprofit organization for young people from ninth grade through age 20. The theater is in-residence at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.
Photo: Jeffrey Pierpoint portrays Link Larkin and Jocelyn Vanderwiel plays Linda Andrews in the Fox Valley Theatre Company production of â€˜Hairspray.â€™ Courtesy photo
7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18
2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin
Tickets cost $10 for adults
and $8 for students and seniors.
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