Pittsburg Community Theatre is set to present the Broadway musical Hairspray as its final show of the season - May 12-21 at the California Theatre. With direction by Keala Freitas and Tiana Paulding's choreography; music direction by Josie Esposito, G.A. Klein and Karren Bascomb conducting the orchestra, this young energetic team doesn't miss a beat with a highly talented diverse cast.
In Hairspray, it's 1962 — the '50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad (Melissa Marie), a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion — to dance. With help from Seaweed J. Stubs (Jeffrey May Hyche), she wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show (Chris Totah as Corny) and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity with support of her best friend Penny (Jessica Gershen) and parents Edna and Wilbur (Steven Mergogey-Conti and Lou Esposito II). But, can a plus-size trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program's reigning princess, Amber (Gracie Guichard)... win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin (Charlie Hodes)... AND dance with new found friend Little Inez (Kaui Kala) along with idol Motormouth Maybelle (Debra Harvey), an act that would forever integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Not if show producer Velma Von Tussel (Tina Smith) has her way, but only in Hairspray can the unexpected happen!
Other cast members include: Lena Timrott (Prudy Pingleton), Pete Rapolas (Mr. Pinky/Mr. Spritzer), an ensemble of Council and Record Shop Kids and the explosive Dynamites!
When: May 12 - 21 (Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun @ 2 pm with a special Swingin’ Sixties matinee on May 20 @ 2 pm)
Where: California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave.
Contact: 925-427-1611 or www.PittsburgCaliforniaTheatre.com