“Hairspray” Is a Hit for RLT

Ever since “Hairspray,” based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, first hit the stage, it’s been a favorite among “underdogs” of all types. In this delightfully written, funny, and pointed musical, boundaries are broken and the “little guy” always comes out a victor. Of course, the “little guy” is really a… Continue reading “Hairspray” Is a Hit for RLT

“Hairspray” Is Infectiously Energetic

John Waters’ almost-a-classic film “Hairspray” celebrates the uprising of the underdog, and the stage musical, written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, takes Waters’ work and makes it even bigger and better. This super-fun, fast-paced, and absolutely hilarious musical has long been a favorite among theatre fans, and Playmakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory definitely… Continue reading “Hairspray” Is Infectiously Energetic

PlayMakers Guest Director Desdemona Chiang Says, “Hairspray” Is “A Bit Like Cotton Candy for the Soul”

Hairspray’s irrepressible teenaged heroine Tracy Turnblad — the big girl with the big hair and the even bigger heart — is back. This time, local teenager Rachel Musson will play her in the July 16-20 PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory production of the 2002 Broadway musical based on the 1988 cult film Hairspray, written… Continue reading PlayMakers Guest Director Desdemona Chiang Says, “Hairspray” Is “A Bit Like Cotton Candy for the Soul”

Raleigh Little Theatre Introduces New Season of Love, New Artistic Director Soon to Be Announced

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) has announced the theme of its 2014-15 season. “A Season of Love,” approaches the topic of love from a variety of angles. Whether it’s love of one’s family and a teenage romance in Hairspray, the love between a child and a toy in The Velveteen Rabbit, or a… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre Introduces New Season of Love, New Artistic Director Soon to Be Announced

NCT Brings “Hairspray” Heroine Tracy Turnblad, the Big Girl with the Big Hair, Back to the Triangle

Jennifer Foster and Jason Kappus star as Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin in "Hairspray" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The North Carolina Theatre is bringing “Hairspray” heroine Tracy Turnblad, the big girl with the big hair and the even bigger heart played for NCT by Jennifer Foster, back to the Triangle for 10 performances on July 23 and 24th and July 26-31, plus a special Target Student Preview Night, starting at 7 p.m. on July 22nd, all in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.