‘Hair­spray’ opens at Modesto JC

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MODESTO – The Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege Theater, Mu­sic and Dance De­part­ments present the mu­si­cal Hair­spray on March 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. in the Au­di­to­rium of the Per­form­ing and Me­dia Arts Cen­ter on East Cam­pus, 435 Col­lege Av­enue, Modesto.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hair­spray, win­ner of eight Tony Awards, in­clud­ing Best Mu­si­cal, pro­vides fam­ily-friendly fun, piled bouf­fant-high with laugh­ter, ro­mance, 1960s-style dance mu­sic and tune­ful songs.

It’s 1962 in Bal­ti­more, and lov­able plus-size teenager Tracy Turn­blad, has only one de­sire – to dance on the pop­u­lar “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is trans­formed from so­cial out­cast to sud­den star. She must use her new­found power to de­throne the reign­ing Teen Queen, win the af­fec­tions of heart­throb, Link Larkin, and in­te­grate a TV net­work... all with­out dent­ing her ‘do!

The pro­duc­tion is di­rected by MJC Pro­fes­sor of Theater Arts Lynette Bor­relli-Glidewell, with Mu­sic Pro­fes­sor Cathryn Tortell as mu­si­cal di­rec­tor and Dance Pro­fes­sor Kim T. Davis as chore­og­ra­pher. Cos­tumes are de­signed by Mary Reilly, and Ty Hel­ton and Kevin Saun­ders are pro­vid­ing set and light­ing de­sign for the pro­duc­tion.

Tick­ets are $15 gen­eral ad­mis­sion and $12 for stu­dents, se­niors and chil­dren, and are avail­able in ad­vance through the MJC Box Of­fice, (209) 575-6776, open Tues­day thru Fri­day, noon to 5 p.m., on­line at www.mjc.tix.com or at the door be­gin­ning 90 min­utes prior to each per­for­mance.

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