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January 17, 2012 > Hairspray


Submitted By Belinda Maloney

This high-energy musical centers around Tracy Turnblad, a plump teenager with big moves, big dreams, and big hair. Determined to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show" and redefine what it means to be cool, Tracy combats stereotypes and 1960s segregation. By staying true to herself and standing up for what is right, she proves to herself and everyone else that "You Can't Stop the Beat" of progress.

The show is packed with fun, yet brings home the timeless message of respecting others and doing the right thing. This production features hits such as "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," "You Can't Stop the Beat," and "Good Morning Baltimore." Don't miss this dancing, romancing, Broadway musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Show times are January 20, 21, 27, 28, February 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and January 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 general admission, $20 senior/advanced purchase, $10 student (17 and under), and $18 for groups of 15 or more (group prices apply to same performance only). For tickets go to, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, call (510) 791-0287, or visit The Book End at 5678 Thornton Avenue in Newark.

January 20 - February 4
8 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m.
Newark Memorial High School Theatre
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(800) 838-3006, (510) 791-0287
Tickets: $10 - $22

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