|Subject: ||William Fleming Theatre Students Tackle Social Injustices of the 1960s with Musical Hit “Hairspray”|
|Date to send: ||3/15/2011 at 2:00 PM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011
CONTACT: Tiffany Woods
Director for Public Relations
William Fleming Theatre Students Tackle Social Injustices of the 1960s with Musical Hit “Hairspray”
The Colonel’s Theatre Company will perform the musical Hairspray on March 18, 19, 25 and 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the new Dickinson Auditorium at William Fleming High School. The inspirational big Broadway musical hit is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. Hairspray features loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, who 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. But there’s more to Tracy than just her dancing. When asked by Corny Collins, “And if you were President, what would your first official act be?” Tracy replies, “Well, I’d make every day on the show-Negro Day”. This would allow, for the first time, African American teens to dance everyday on the show-a scandalous act during the 1960’s. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to integrate the television show, find true love, while singing and dancing and without mussing her “beehive” hair-do?
Come see Hairspray and you’ll see why this musical has captured the hearts of audiences across the country. The musical Hairspray features teens and faculty members of William Fleming High School, Patrick Henry High School, James Madison Middle School and Roanoke Catholic.
Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
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