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Something big is coming to town...

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 9:16am
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Something big is coming to town...
Something big is coming to town...

Nenagh Choral Society's Youth Academy under the direction of Stephanie Browne, William Cullagh Musical Director and Greg Browne Producer (stage design) have been working hard all summer to bring together the hit Musical Comedy ‘Hairspray’

'Hairspray' starts with an infectious song - 'Good Morning Baltimore' - that sets the cheery tone of this Broadway adaptation of John Waters' campy 1988 comedy. The scene is set in 1962 Baltimore, to a fabulous soundtrack, and with an adorable cast, with even more charm and a lot of energetic dance routines.


Jayde Ryan takes her first principle role with NCS Youth Academy as Tracy Turnbald. Tracy doesn't let her plus-sized body keep her from dancing like a pro, trying out for the local TV station's American Bandstand copycat The Corny Collins Show, and crushing on the show's dreamy hunk Link Larkin (Calvin Coleman). Her favourite episodes aren't the lily-white ones hosted by Corny Collins (Shane Killilea-Curran) but the 'Negro Day' specials hosted by Motormouth Maybelle (Caroline Browne).

When Tracy finally lands a spot on the show - much to the chagrin of skeletal station manager/racist ice queen Velma Von Tussle (Lara Smyth) - the first thing she tells Corny is that she wishes “every day could be Negro Day”. Tracy develops such a faithful following that she convinces her oversized mom, Edna (Colin Dillon in layers of drag), to leave the house for the first time and be her manager.


Offering plenty of body and a lot of lift, 'Hairspray' gels kitsch styling with show-stopping tunes to mould a memorable musical.
‘Hairspray’ opens in the Scouts Hall on Wednesday September 26th until Saturday September 29th nightly at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday September 30th at 5pm. Ticket price: Adult €17.50/Child (U16)/OAP €12.50.


Box Office is open at the Scouts Hall Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or by phone on 086-312 2725.

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