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BIG HAIR AND BIG DREAMS

MAY 18TH, 2011

BIG HAIR AND BIG DREAMS

Big screen musicals are great, but nothing beats a song-and-dance stage spectacle.

The newest production at the Stanley Theatre, Hairspray has won eight Tony Awards and the hearts of countless theatregoers. Much more than doo-wop and hairdos, the musical addresses social issues of the ‘60s as it tells the story of a starry-eyed, “pleasantly plump” Baltimore teenager.

Hairspray is proof that with big hair and big heart, anyone can be a catalyst for big change. —KD

We caught up backstage with one of its stars, recent New York transplant J. Cameron Barnett. Watch the clip on our Editors’ Diary.
Tickets from $29, at the Stanley Theatre until July 10,www.artsclub.com

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