Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.
Bubbly, plump teen Tracy Turnblad and her best friend Penny, rush home to watch their crush Link Larkin on their favourite TV program The Corny Collins Show. It is to their surprise that auditions are taking place for a spot on the show. Tracy's mother, Edna, tries to convince Tracy not to audition, but she decides otherwise. As soon as she auditions Tracy's life begins a wild new journey, defying the odds, through heartthrob, makeovers, protests and much more!
With toe-tapping numbers such as You Can’t Stop the Beat, Welcome to the 60’s, The Nicest Kids in Town and Good Morning Baltimore, Hairspray, winner of the Best Musical Tony Award in 2003, is a show that must not be missed!
Ringwood Secondary College Production brought Hairspray to the stage in August, 2013, with resounding success. The season was sold out before opening night with over 2000 audience members joining us over the 7 performances.
Performance Dates and Times
Thursday 8th August @ 7:30 PM
Saturday 10th August @ 4:30 PM (Past Production Member Night & Function)
Sunday 11th August @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday 14th August @ 6:00 PM
Thursday 15th August @ 7:30 PM
Friday 16th August @ 7:30 PM
Saturday 17th August @ 7:30 PM
View Principal Cast Roster Here
Watch interviews with the cast and take a look inside rehearsals for Hairspray HERE Read the Stage Whispers review of Hairspray HERE Read an article on Hairspray by the Maroondah Weekly HERE Read an article by Weekend Notes HERE
RSC Production entered the Lyrebird Youth Awards for the first time in 2013 and scored 17 nominations over 12 categories and were lucky enough to win 5 of these awards.
The nominations were:
Best Musical Production - HAIRSPRAY *
Best Ensemble – HAIRSPRAY *
Best Director of a Musical - Ben Moody *
Best Musical Director – Lachlan Mackay
Best Choreographer – Kate Tanner & Rachel Woolford
Best Set – Kevin Lewis
Best Lighting – Lachlan Mackay
Best Actress in a Musical – Emily Arnott *, Hannah Macauley
Best Actor in a Musical – Jeremy Carden
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Tahlia Alonaritis, Lauren Ricci *, Giorgia Deslandes, Daniella Hastas, Tabatha Killick
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Lachlan Roberts
Highly Commended Performance in a Musical – Joel Kitching
* Denotes win
We also entered the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria, Junior Secion, for the first time in 2013 and received 4 nominations, an award for excellence and 2 commendations.
The nominations were:
Direction of a Junior Production - Ben Moody
Junior Female Performer in a Leading Role - Hannah Macauley (Tracy)
Junior Male Performer in a Supporting Role - Jeremy Carden (Edna)
Junior Female Performer in a Supporting Role - Caitlin Stewart (Penny)
The commendations were:
Junior Male Performer in a Supporting Role - Joel Kitching (Wilbur), Sam Rash (Sketch)