The musical Hairspray takes the stage of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff on July 25-29.
The original movie, and subsequent Broadway musical, by John Waters was based on The Buddy Deane Show. Deane, a legendary radio personality, was a native of Pine Bluff and began his career in Little Rock. Deane was one of the first disc jockeys to broadcast rock ‘n’ roll music.
Hairspray takes audiences back to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out and change is in the air! Loveable heroine Tracy Trunblad 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, integrate the television show, and find true love while singing and dancing and do it all without mussing her hair?
Production dates for Hairspray are July 25–29. The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is located at 701 Main in Pine Bluff. Philip McGuire, former performing arts director for The Center and currently an entertainment manager for Walt Disney World Resorts, is directing the production. Mark Binns from Little Rock is the musical director. Tickets are $18-$22 and student tickets are $5. Group discounts are available.
For ticket information, visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org or call 870-536-3375.