Palm Springs High School Department of Performing Arts presents the Broadway smash musical “Hairspray” at the Palm Springs High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 and Friday and Saturday March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m.
Set in Baltimore in the early 1960's. Hairspray revolves around the "Corney Collins" television program and one "pleasantly plump" teenager named Tracy Turnblad. Tracy's dream is to dance on the Dick Clark- style show, but she is initially turned down. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. It also touches on bullying and the importance of coming together to prevent and overcome the effects of bullying thus being as relevant today as yesterday.
More than 70 students are involved in the production and for them, this is a unique opportunity to share their talents with the school and community. The musical is also accompanied by a 33 piece live orchestra. Many of the students who have been part of these productions have gone on to scholarships at colleges and universities across the country eventually leading to careers in film, music, and theater. Hairspray is directed by David Catanzarite, Vocal Direction by Darien Martus, Choreography by Alexis Dagul, Costumes by Lyndee Goodall, Sound Design by Kevin Goodall, Assistant Musical Director is Jason Powell, Orchestral Director and the Producer of Hairspray is Brian Ingelson.
Tickets are $10, $12, and $20 with all proceeds raised from the show used for future productions. Online Tickets are available at psband.org or they may be purchased at the door.
The PSHS Auditorium is located at 2248 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs. For more information, contact David Catanzarite at 760 778-0419 or by email email@example.com or Brian Ingelson at 760 778-0417 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.