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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Musicals

NEW RELEASE: Hairspray Jr!

Hey there teenage Baltimore! It’s time to kick off your shoes, raise your hair and get on down with Hal Leonard’s latest theatrical release; HAIRSPRAY JR!

From the wacky 80s John Waters film, to the hit Broadway musical, to the unforgettable John Travolta in the hit 2007 musical-film, HAIRSPRAY has made its landmark in theatrical history as one of the most uplifting, hilarious and moving musicals of all time.
Now it’s time for the youngsters of Australia and New Zealand to say “Good Morning” to Baltimore in this fantastic adaptation of the show specifically designed for young performers. Featuring all of your favourite hits including “Good Morning Baltimore”, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “Welcome to the 60s”, this is a show that is sure to have audiences dancing in the aisle.
Also in New Zealand, HAIRSPRAY is now available for amateur licensing. So be sure to get your applications in quick to secure your production!

CREDITS

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film
written and directed by John Waters
One Act, Book Musical, Rated G

BACKGROUND

Hairspray began its life as a film in 1988. John Waters was inspired by real-life events that took place on the Buddy Deane Show and transformed them into a tale of a larger-than-life teenager named Tracy Turnblad, on a mission to change the world.
In 2002, the film was adapted for the Broadway stage. Featuring a smash-hit score penned by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the show went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Five years later, the musical was filmed for the silver screen featuring a star-studded line-up including John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, James Marsden and Zac Effron.

STYLE & CASTING

If you love the high energy of musicals like DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR and FAME JR, then this is the next show for your company or school! HAIRSPRAY JR is written for a large cast with many featured roles and large ensemble dance numbers.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CASTING:
The use of make-up to portray black characters in your production (e.g. blackface) is not permitted under your License Agreement.
If your production of HAIRSPRAY features actors who are portraying characters whose race may be other than their own, you may elect to include the letter from the creators of HAIRSPRAY in your program. This letter goes to explain the concept of colour-blind casting and how your audience is asked to use the theatrical concept of "suspension of disbelief" while enjoying your production. Please find a copy of this letter for your reference here.

VIDEO INSPIRATION

You Can't Stop the Beat! - Hairspray Jr

Synopsis

For a full synopsis, click here

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