BIG HAIR AND BIG DREAMS
MAY 18TH, 2011
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