Bringing Broadway to the Halifax stage

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Raring to dance and sing are the leading performers in HAOS’s latest production of the and stage hit Hairspray.

This high-tempo musical set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland tells the story of plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme.

Beth Smith as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray   for listings

Beth Smith as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray for listings

When Tracy (Beth Smith)wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices shared by parts of American society in the 1960s.

The show which kicks off at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax on Wednesday was a huge hit on both Broadway and the West End and features the hit songs I Can Hear The Bells, Good Morning Baltimore and You Can’t Stop The Beat plus many more. Evening performances are at 7.15 with a Saturday matinee at 2.15 and tickets start from just £10. Book seats on 01422 351158 or via www.victoriatheatre.co.uk