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Jennifer Foster and Jason Kappus star as roly-poly would-be dancer Tracy Turnblad and teen heartthrob Link Larkin in "Hairspray" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s High-Octane Production of “Hairspray” Is a Must-See Musical, with Energy to Burn

The North Carolina Theatre‘s high-octane production of “Hairspray” is a must-see musical, with energy to burn, thanks to kinetic staging by director John Simpkins and choreographer Josh Rhodes, exuberant instrumental accompaniment by musical director Nancy Whelan and the NCT orchestra, and a crackerjack cast that really knows how to shake, rattle, and roll.

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

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

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.