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Review: ‘Hairspray JR.’ at the Bowie Community Theatre Youth Theatre Program by Sharon Preator

Tracy Turnblad reminds us that “You gotta think big to be big” as Bowie Community Theatre (“BCT”) delivered a big success with Hairspray JR. for their Youth Theatre Program’s first production. This shorter, more child-friendly version of the John Waters film, with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics […]

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‘Hairspray’ at Thomas S. Wootton High School by Brent Stone

Welcome to the Sixties, Baltimore style! Grab your neon-colored shirts and Madison down to T. S. Wootton High School Center for the Arts’ production of Hairspray, energetically directed by Jessica Speck. The lively group of some 150 students, including actors, musicians and crew, bring this fun-loving and surprisingly timely show to this vast performance space effectively […]

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150 Students Involved in Wootton High School’s Production of ‘Hairspray’ Which Opens Tonight and Runs 3/28-30 & 4/4-6

More than 150 Students at Rockville’s Wootton High School Gearing up for Performances of the Broadway Hit “Hairspray” Hairspray plays at Thomas S. Wootton High School – 2100 Wootton Parkway, in Rockville, Maryland. Performances are March 28 and 29 & April 4 and 5 at 7:30 PM with 2 PM matinees on Sunday March 30 and April […]

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‘Hairspray’ at Magruder High School

The words “tuneful” and “energetic” only begin to describe Magruder High School’s production of the Tony-award-winning musical Hairspray. Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name,  with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray combines social commentary with music, dance, romance, […]

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Carolyn Cole and James Gardiner. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

‘Spin’ at Signature Theatre by Keith Tittermary

Signature Theatre somehow finds a way to keep outdoing itself. This year, they launched their brand new “Siglab” – a program “to provide writers of new musicals a chance to see their work in a workshop form in front of an audience before it receives a full production.” This summer the theatre in Shirlington is sizzling […]

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Marissa Perry and Nick Adams. Photo courtesy of BroadwayWorld.

‘Hairspray in Concert’ With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore by Jennifer Perry

John Waters’ classic cult film Hairspray is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. After the huge success of the film-based musical on Broadway – which won several Tony Awards, spawned more than one national tour, and paved the way for a multitude of regional productions, and a Hollywood film musical – I’d dare say that […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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