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CMS/CHS bringing musical Hairspray to Blackbox Theatre

November 30, 2016

The Calhoun Middle and High School Dramatic Arts Department will present the popular musical Hairspray at the CHS Blackbox Theatre on Friday, Dec. 9; Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11.

“Hairspray” is an American musical based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and rhythm and blues.

While “Hairspray” has many comedic moments, it is also a commentary on the American society in the 1960’s on social issues such as racial divide. The musical is situated in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where teenager Tracy Turnblad has a dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters and fights to integrate the dance show.

Show times are Dec. 9-10 at 7 p.m. with matinee performances on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

All tickets are general admission and are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the CHS front office or online at showtix4u.com.