The Liberty Performing Arts and Music Department will present the popular musical “Hairspray” on March 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. in the Liberty High School’s auditorium.
Set in 1960’s Baltimore, a young Tracy Turnblad (Brandi Crespo) is obsessed with “The Corny Collins Show” (Cascio Fonseca) and when a chance to audition come up she goes for it. Instantly transformed into a teenage sensation, she makes it her mission to integrate the television show. Hairspray, with its rousing production numbers and confrontation of social issues of the decade, makes it one you will not want to miss.
The other cast members include Michael Fritz (Edna), Stephanie Krom (Penny), Olivia Racette (Velma), Chloe Ricco (Amber), Michael Perez (Link), Jamar Islam (Seaweed), Brianna Jackson (Little Inez), Eleisha Grave (Motormouth Maybelle), Seth Desrochers (Wilbur), Emily Kinne (Prudy), Jeremy Lieberman (Mr. Pinky), Anthony Carrion (Harriman), Rebecca Mielnicki (Matron), Kaivon Cooper (Gilbert), Kahir Cooper (Stooie), Eboni Penn-Cosentino (Cindy), Melanie Graham (Lorraine) and Jeet Patel (Duane).
The show also features: Aakeyah Anderson, Tyler Black, Kelgin Cheh, Megan Culton, Gabe Desrochers, Maleiah Drayton, Katarina Fonseca, Gabby Fontana, Daylene Maron Garson, Corrine Hellerer, Charlyanna Johnson, Seriya Jorge, Suzy Kehrley, Abigail Kelly, George Lopez, Emily Lutz, Rory Magie, Christian Marvel, Ysabel Manzi, Sophia Medina, Alexus Parisella, Auyshi Patel, Destiny Pearson, Chase Racette, Jayden Ramsey, Jordan Raynor, Abigail Simmons, Johnnay Stubbs and Tracy Torrens.
The students are under the guidance of Emily McConnell (Director), Timothy Hamblin (Music Director), Dan McConnell (Orchestra Director), Kathy Johannsen (Lighting/Sound), Mike Diehl (Set Design), Jen Desrochers (Costumes and Props) and several parent volunteers.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 292-5400 ext.2000 or at the high school’s main office during regular school hours. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.