Colchester Operatic Society present this energetic and fun show that will have your feet tapping, and your heart singing.
With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.
In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, auditions for a spot on Local Television’s “Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion! Tracy uses her new found fame and status as a teen sensation to fight for equality and bring racial integration to the show. Will she succeed and finally get the boy of her dreams?
This production of Hairspray is directed by David Rutter, a member of Colchester Operatic Society who has performed and directed shows both with COS and his own theatre company locally. He is joined by Geoff Osborne as musical director, a well know music teacher and musical director across the region, and Debbie Marks as choreographer, an experienced dancer who runs her own theatre academy.
This show never stops and you are sure to be entertained by the fabulous cast of this award winning amateur dramatic society.
The show runs from 24th Jan – 3rd Feb 2018
At The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Evening performances start at 7.30pm, with Saturday Matinees at 2.30pm
NB: MATINEES NEARLY SOLD OUT (NOV 2017)
(No performances on Sunday 28th)
Ticket prices range between £15 and £21.25 and are available from the theatre….
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT
Telephone: 01206 573948