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Hairspray

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Join us for our first show of the 2011-2012 season...

Can a girl with big dreams and even bigger hair dance her way into your heart? LTA opens the season with the award-winning Broadway musical comedy based on John Waters’ film classic. Meet Tracy Turnblad, a lovable plus-size heroine in the 1960’s as she dances her way to a spot on a local TV dance program. Overnight she is transformed from a pudgy outsider to a teen celebrity. Tracy uses her newfound fame to integrate the show while kicking the program’s reigning princess to the curb and winning the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin.
Hairspray Cast Members to Hold Talkback after their performance on Friday, August 5, 2011
With Special Guest, Mink Stole, from the original John Waters’ film classic to join us!

As a gift to our LTA patrons, the cast will be on hand to answer questions on the production of “Hairspray.”Find out what it’s like to stage a musical on the LTA stage, ask about auditions, choreography, or character development. Ask…

Move Over, Mrs. Markham

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ShowBiz Radio and AlexandriaNews.org reviews
Move Over, Mrs. Markham
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Move Over, Mrs. Markham

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Local Kicks reviews Move Over, Mrs. Markham! Local Kicks

Move Over, Mrs. Markham

Move Over, Mrs. Markham has been our life for 59 days. I say ours, referring to the cast, but the director and the rest of the production team have been living with the Markhams for as long as a year now - take especial pity on Peter Hyde, who is not only making his stage debut in this show, and is also a producer. Two months feels like forever to work on a few hours of entertainment, that is, of course, until you're barreling into opening night and wondering where the time went. Soon, the Markhams will have an audience whether we like it or not.

There is so much to tell you about these last few rehearsals. How a pair of oversized shoes caused the show to very nearly be rated R, or how a distracting nightie resulted in five pages of script being accidentally "cut", or how Alan Wray, our sound designer, tore a pair of silk pajama pants to shreds with only a sound effect. But every one of those stories would give you some hint at the surprises in store for you in the show …