Submitted by MYT
HAIRSPRAY has thrilled audiences by sweeping them away to 1962 Baltimore, where the 50’s are out — and change is in the air!
Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a deep passion for dancing, and to her surprise, as well as many others, wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from a social outcast, to teen celebrity. Can this larger-than-life adolescent manage to dethrone the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love in heartthrob Link Larkin, all the while dancing her heart out?
Come see as the cast of McKinney Youth Theatre brings this hilarious musical to life. Tracy Turnblad, played by both 13 year old, Melissa Middle School 8th grader, Kathryn Murphy and 18 year old, McKinney Christian Academy Senior, Ashlee Christopher (on opposite shows), will keep you laughing and cheering the whole way through.
Elijah X. Fleming, 11th grader at Boyd HS, makes his MYT debut as Seaweed, the outgoing teen who teaches Tracy a thing or two about dancing.
And of course, Edna Turnblad, played by McKinney Boyd Senior, Max Hodde, is a character not to be missed. His hilarious overzealous portrayal of Edna will keep you laughing till your sides hurt.
Broadway’s Hairspray is a musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. McKinney Youth Theatre Director Danny Miranda and Choreographer Maurice Johnson cast a fantastic, talented group of kids that will keep your toes tapping and will make you want to jump out of your chair and sing. Along with the colorful costuming and amazing dance numbers, Hairspray is the must-see show of the season.
Don’t miss Hairspray this weekend Remaining Performances: 05/11/2012 at 7:15 p.m. 05/12/2012 at 2:15 p.m. 05/12/2012 at 7:15 p.m. 05/13/2012 at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. 972-422-2575 or to www.mckinneyyouththeatre.com. All performance will be held at Heard Craig Hall located at 306 N. Church St., McKinney, TX 75069