"Hairspray" Comes to NHS Stage

"Hairspray" Comes to NHS Stage
Posted on 04/21/2014
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Starting this weekend, the Norwalk High Music Department presents the musical comedy hit Hairspray. Re-visit the 60’s with our talented cast of NHS students! 

Performances are April 25, 26 & 27, and May 2, 3 & 4.  Shows begin at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 3 pm.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $13 in advance at 

or by calling 203-838-4481 x 13377.

A social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s, Hairspray's catchy songs include 1960s-style dance music as well as rhythm and blues.

Set in 1962 Baltimore, the show follows teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream to dance 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, such as Corny Collins (the show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (the villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show.

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.