This week, the Tony Award winning musical “Hairspray” comes to Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.
The Robinson Drama students production of the popular musical kicks off on Thursday, May 2 with a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Russell Theatre. Additionally, performances will be on May 3-4 and May 10-11.
"Hairspray" is set in 1960s Baltimore and follows teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues her dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. The original John Waters film debuted in 1988. It was turned into a Broadway musical in 2002 and the latest film adaptation came out in theaters in 2007.
According to the Fairfax Connection, almost 100 students are part of the cast and crew and the production includes a 20-piece orchestra. The production features Junior Hannah Sikora as Turnblad, junior Jamie Green as teen heartthrob Link Larkin, senior Jackson Viccora as Turnblad's mother, Edna, senior Ivonte Milligan as Seaweed J. Stubbs, and senior Michael Lamar as Motormouth Maybelle, just to name a few.
Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 if purchased via www.robinsondrama.org.
Watch a video performance of some of the songs at the video at right. View more at www.youtube.com/robinsondrama.