Western Alamance puts on some ‘Hairspray’

Reviewed by Tawny Metcalf
Times-News correspondent

The cast of Western Alamance High School’s “Hairspray” poses for a recent photo. / Tawny Metcalf, Times-News correspondent

Is your hair feeling a little flat or your weekend a little bored? Then head to Western Alamance High School’s spring musical, “Hairspray.”
This 1960s comedy is sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages. The show is family friendly, but it does have a few suggestive elements in the songs and characters.
Along with the comedy of the show, there are a few romantic parts, too, like the relationship between Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin.
Just like the original Broadway musical, the show is full of colorful characters. The actors consider themselves to be one big family and this “family” relationship is really shown on stage. It’s obvious the performers are comfortable with each other and along with the live band, the talent and dedication shines through.

The songs are powerful, silly and fun. Directors Rebecca Moody, Connie Rea, Sean Lucier and Kristina Rogers, really outdid themselves, putting all of this together. The show was fun to watch, and will have you laughing and smiling the entire way through it.
The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013. It is student night, which means if you are a student at Western Alamance High School, you will be admitted for $7 instead of the regular price of $10; just bring your Western Alamance High School ID card for the discount. Other shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the auditorium, 1731 Hwy. 87 North, Elon. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

 Tawny Metcalf is a junior at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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