Prepare to dance in aisle
Prepare to dance in aisle

Prepare for a time warp as Mandurah Performing Arts Centre heads back to the 1960s when Broadway musical comedy smash Hairspray hits the stage from November 16.

After the success of the recent Hollywood film starring Zac Efron and John Travolta, audiences will love getting to see Tracy Turnblad’s heart-warming story unfold.

Tracy is a big girl with big hair and a big heart living in 1962 Baltimore.

She wants to dance and after a few early knocks she manages to make her way onto a local TV dance program and finds herself a local celebrity in a blink of the eye.

Audiences are taken on a whirlwind journey as they find out if Tracy can out-dance the program’s reigning princess Amber Von Tussel and win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin.

The impact of the show and its longevity can be attributed to the real-life themes it explores, including segregation in 1960s America.

Audience members can get swept up in the magic of the singing and dancing from a time gone by.

Tracy makes it her mission to integrate black and white dancers in the one program but there are plenty of people out to stop her including Amber and her producer mother.

Hairspray is directed by Karen Francis who has recently brought Mandurah audiences Grease, We Will Rock You, Jesus Christ Superstar and Dusty—The Original Pop Diva.

She brings together a well known cast including Sam Ferguson, Tate Bennett, Jason Arrow, Natalie Burbage, Victoria Luxton, Georgia

McGivern and Craig Griffen who steps into John Travolta’s role of the voluptuous Edna Turnblad.

Hairspray plays Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on November 16, 17 and 18.

Tickets are available at www.manpac.com.au or by calling the box office on 9550 3900.

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