Weekend Showcase: Cooper High School’s “Hairspray”
Despite snowstorms that disrupted rehearsals, you just can’t stop the beat of Cooper High School’s production of “Hairspray.”
The comedy musical “Hairspray” first hit Broadway in 2002. The show centers around the kids on the fictional Corny Collins show in 1962 Baltimore.
“Corny Collins is the host of the Corny Collins Show,” explains senior Matthew Hunke, who plays Corny Collins. “It’s a dance show that takes place in the 1960s. It starts out racially segregated, but Corny is one for progressive thought, so he’s into integrating the show.”
You can’t miss Lily Perkins’ character Luann. She wears a huge blond beehive on stage.
“I’ve never been put in a wig before actually,” says Perkins. “I didn’t know I was going to be wearing a wig until she said just like two days ago. I had no idea that it was going to be this magnificent.”
Between the two story lines of Tracy, the not skinny, hip, white kid getting on the show, and the talented black kids crashing the color barrier, hilarity ensues.
You will want to stand up and cheer for Cooper High School’s presentation of “Hairspray.”
“Hairspray” is on stage through March 1.
Thursday, February 21 – 7:00 pm
Friday, February 22 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm Matinee
Saturday, February 23 – 7:00 pm
SENIOR CITIZEN MATINEE – $3.00 tickets General Admission – Wednesday, February 27 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, February 28 – 7:00 pm
Friday, March 1 – 7:00 pm
All performances held at Cooper High School Auditorium.
Adult – $7.00
Student & Seniors – $5.00
Advance Ticket Sales: 763-504-8535 Box Office.
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