Porthouse Closes 2015 Season with "Hairspray"
You won't be able to stop the beat at Porthouse this July when "Hairspray" dances across the stage.
Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Hairspray” opens July 31 and runs through August 16. A preview performance will take place on July 30. This family-friendly musical will have audiences dancing in their seats. “Hairspray” follows plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad as she fights for her dream to dance on the Corny Collins Show and ends up revolutionizing 1960s Baltimore. Book is by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music is by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics are by Scott Wittman. Performances are July 30 and 31 and Aug. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 8pm and Aug. 2, 9, 15, and 16 at 2pm.
Professor Emeritus Chuck Richie* performs as Edna Turnblad accompanied by Rohn Thomas* as Wilbur Turnblad and Colleen Longshaw* (MFA ’15) as Motormouth Maybelle. Scenic design is by Nolan O’Dell (BFA ’98), costume design by Sarah Russell (MFA ’09), lighting design by T. C. Kouyeas, Jr. (MFA ’06), technical direction by Ryan T. Patterson, and sound design by Brian Chismar (BFA ’13). Choreographer is College of the Arts dean and professor John R. Crawford and production stage manager is Kristen Boehnlein*.
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
JULY 30 - AUGUST 16
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters
Special Matinee Promotion:
$10 off any ticket for Final Matinees at Porthouse Aug. 15 and 16 at 2 p.m.
Enter promo code Hairspray Matinee Discount to receive the discount.