BYMS Advanced Drama to Perform “Hairspray Jr.”

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Advanced Drama will be performing “Hairspray JR” on  April 26th and April 27, for evening shows it will cost $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Mrs. Swarm, language arts and 8th grade AVID teacher stated, “The  1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray JR. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.”

Hairspray JR was adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “ “Hairspray JR.” is a show that will celebrate your students’ diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.”

“It’s 1962, and spunky teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream, to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice,” Stated Swarm.

“Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her zany, plus-sized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable!” stated Swarm. The cast will include the following members:

Lighting and Sound Tech / Opening Monologue: Roxanne Bandy-Gomez

Tracy Turnblad: Alyssa Vogt; Veronica French

Corny Collins: Evan Goff

Edna Turnblad: Aidan Dobyns; Jake Flores

Wilbur Turnblad: Bob Engleby

Penny Pingleton: Grace Edwards; Kaylee Worrell

Prudy Pingleton: Isabella Borboa

Amber Von Tussle: Abby Franklin / Mackenzie Clifton

Velma Von Tussle: Jessica Landin / Adara Kerstetter

Link Larkin: Bryce Kawell

Seaweed Stubbs: Jordan Holmes

Little Inez Stubbs: Maya Alvarez

Motormouth Maybelle: Lyric Wilder

The Dynamites: Ashlee Holmes (Judine); Julie Hussain (Kamilah); Kiely Delaney (Shayna) — Also will be teen girls where possible on show & in school scenes

Mr. Pinky: Jake Napier

Council Members: Nick Theriot (Brad); Laurana Tetzlaff (Tammy); Caiden Gastil (Fender); /JakeF or Aidan D.(Sketch); Neurene Canawati (Shelly); Bethany Barks (Lou Ann); IQ? Male role… TBD

Gym Teacher: Musaffa Jaweed

Cindy Watkins: Sofia Sernaque

Matron: Lauren Tolleson

Principal: Kiely Delaney

Lorraine: Sophia Sernaque

Gilbert: Musaffa Jaweed

Male Guard: Nick Theriot

Newscaster: Caiden Gastil

Thad/Duane/Stooie — Male Roles… TBD

Beatnick Chick — Female Role TBD.