Hairspray

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Packemin Productions

Hairspray


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

26 July - 10 August 2013

A big production with big hair and an even bigger heart – its HAIRSPRAY!

It’s 1962, the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, ‘The Corny Collins Show’ and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programme’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?

HAIRSPRAY stars Australian entertainment legend JON ENGLISH in the role of Edna Turnblad. Jon has starred in musicals, drama and comedy, released 15 albums, written musicals and scores for film and television, as well as touring internationally with his band. His career highlights include playing Judas in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar, his Logie Award-winning performance as Jonathon Garret in the television mini-series Against the Wind (for which he also wrote and performed the series theme song, ‘Six Ribbons’), playing Pirate King in the Pirates Of Penzance, and the lead role of Bobby Rovers in the hit television comedy series Altogether Now.

The show also sees Helpmann Award nominated performer WAYNE SCOTT KERMOND (Singin’ In The Rain, Hot Shoe Shuffle) return to Packemin in the role of Wilbur Turnblad following his starring role as Fagin in Oliver! CLE MORGAN (Hairspray, Australian Idol) reprises her performance as Motormouth Maybelle from the recent national tour of HAIRSPRAY, and we are thrilled to introduce talented newcomer JESSICA ROOKEWARD as the loveable Tracy Turnblad.

Winning over 30 major awards worldwide and acclaimed as ‘the musical with everything’, the whole family will love HAIRSPRAY.

Directed by Neil Gooding

Starring:
Jon English – Edna Turnblad
Wayne Scott Kermond – Wilbur Turnblad
Cle Morgan - Motormouth Maybelle
Jessica Rookeward - Tracey Turnblad

Dates & Times:
11am, Friday 26 July 2013
7.30pm, Friday 26 July 2013
2pm, Saturday 27 July 2013
7.30pm, Saturday 27 July 2013
3pm, Sunday 28 July 2013
7.30pm, Friday 2 August 2013
2pm, Saturday 3 August 2013
7.30pm,  Saturday 3 August 2013
11am, Sunday 4 August 2013
3pm, Sunday 4 August 2013
7.30pm, Wednesday 7 August 2013
7.30pm, Thursday 8 August 2013
7.30pm, Friday 9 August 2013
2pm, Saturday 10 August 2013
7.30pm, Saturday 10 August 2013

Tickets:
Friday & Saturday Evening Performances

A Reserve: Adult $49, Senior, Pensioner & F/T Student $43, Child 16&U $38.30,
Groups 10+ $43*
B Reserve: Adult $40, Senior, Pensioner & F/T Student $37*

Wednesday & Thursday Evening Performances
A Reserve: Adult $45, Senior, Pensioner & F/T Student $39, Child 16&U $30,
Groups 10+ $39*
B Reserve: Adult $34, Senior, Pensioner,F/T Student & Child 16&U $30*

Matinee Performances (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A Reserve: Adult $40, Senior, Pensioner & F/T Student $36, Child 16&U $30,
Groups 10+ $36*
B Reserve: Adult $30, Senior, Pensioner,F/T Student & Child 16&U $25*
* Transaction fees apply

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Tickets

NOT AVAILABLE

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)