“Some of the most powerful and effecting pieces you’ll hear from an amateur group”
Greasepaint Productions is a collection of some of the brightest stars and most talented performers in the Loughborough / East Midlands area. We perform two fully staged musicals a year at Loughborough Town Hall.
Following on from Seussical, we are pleased to announce that our next show will be the brilliant 'Hairspray'
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show. Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.
Tickets are now on sale at https://www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/events/2019/10/22/hairspray or from the company.