Monthly Archives: March 2018

A Little Hairspray Preview

Back on March 14th, Wagner had its annual Vocal Spectacular.  In addition to the amazing chorus numbers, the cast of Hairspray did a couple of songs from the upcoming production.  While the microphones and lighting aren’t yet set for the actors or the staging, the voices, the choreography, and the music are all there… with six more weeks of rehearsal to make it the incredible production that always hits the Wagner stage.

And don’t forget, tickets are on sale now for what is the
largest show we’ve ever produced at Wagner.

Just click this line to be taken to the ticket site to get your seats today!

Welcome to the Sixties!! Hairspray Opens at Wagner April 20th!

One of Broadway’s biggest fan favorite musicals, Hairspray opens at Wagner High School on April 20th for five fantastic performances.

With over 100 students, plus the orchestra and crew, our production of Hairspray features the largest cast in the 11 years of the Wagner theater program.

Performances of Hairspray will be:
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 pm
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm


Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, March 19th.  Click here to be taken to our online ticketing site. You can also call 1-866-967-8167 to order tickets over the phone.  (Please note, that number is for our ticketing agent and not the school.)

With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name and opened on Broadway in 2002.  It ran for an amazing 2642 performances.  Its thirteen Tony nominations and eight Tony Awards make it one of the most honored musicals ever.  Hairspray took home Tony’s for Best Musical, Original Score,  Direction, Book, Performance by a Leading Actor, Performance by a Featured Actor.  In addition, it was also nominated for Best Choreography, Orchestrations, Scenic Design, and Costume Design.

About the show:

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 newly 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.


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