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Book by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan | Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Arrangements by Marc Shaiman
Directed by David Sidwell
Musical Director: Victoria Brown
Choreographers: Sonja McGirr-Garrett & Joel Benjamin Hewlett
Executive Producer: Jason Wade
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)

at Founders Theatre, Hamilton
From 22 Feb 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Gail Pittaway;

You can't stop the beat! 

It's 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen 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, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network - all without denting her 'do!

Don't miss HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. As The New York Times says, “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It's irresistible!”

Live comedy doesn't get any bigger than this!

Founders Theatre - Tristram Street, Hamilton
Fri 22 February – Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 2pm

Door Sales available 1 hour prior to performance
Full bar facilities available
The performance is approx. 2.5 hours including 20min interval

Premium Reserve
Adults: $59.90 | Student / Child (up to 14 yrs): $49.90 | Concession (Seniors 65+): $54.90 | Family Ticket: 2 Adults, 3 Children (up to 14 yrs) $219.90
'A' Reserve
Adults: $49.90 | Student / Child (up to 14 yrs): $39.90 | Concession (Seniors 65+): $44.90 | Family Ticket: 2 Adults, 3 Children (up to 14 yrs) $169.90
'B' Reserve
Adults: $39.90 | Student / Child (up to 14 yrs): $29.90 | Concession (Seniors 65+): $34.90
plus applicable Ticketek service fees.

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Edna:  Roy Snow
Tracy:  Courteney Mayall
Amber:  Cassidy Garrett
Velma:  Lisa Wiles
Corney Collins :  Nick Wilkinson
Wilbur:  Mike Scanlon
Penny:  Ruby Lyon
Link:  Henry Ashby
Little Inez:  Jessica Lazarus
Motormouth:  Awhimai Huka
Seaweed:  Joel Hewlett
Female Authority:  Mandy Faulkner
Male Authority:  Tim Pollock
Judine:  Sabrina Van Saarloos
Kamilah:  Samantha Elkington
Shayna:  Liza Kire
Tammy:  Alana Wells
Brad:  Mike Sorensen
Brenda:  Kate Ritchie-Lawless
Fender:  Sam Gordon
IQ:  Charlie Verberne
Louann:  Michaela Cairns
Shelley:  Madeline Carpenter
Sketch:  Hamish Davies
Sue:  Gwen Lyon
Joey:  Michael Barns
Cameramen:  Glen Stanbridge, Taniora Robinson
Cindy Watkins :  Lizzy Burn
Duane:  Alexander Pelham-Waerea
Gilbert:  Rolande Loughlin
Lorraine:  Danielle Taipari
Stooie:  John Bembo
Thad:  Bernard de Vega
White Ensemble:  Philippa Chesham, Amy Rudduck, Alexis Holmes
Black Ensemble:  Jodie Jacobs, Jayne Delcarme, Remy Garrett
Backing Vocalists:  Georgina Hewitt, Elise Young, Megan Goldsman, Wendy Rowe, Kelly Donaldson, Zachery Stokes, Gayle Williams, Zanskar Ianusi, Dane Moeke, Blair Stanbridge, Kristie Krekow, Lydia Hall