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Hairspray; Arts Club (Upcoming show)

The hit musical-comedy Hairspray dances its way on to the Arts Club stage this May. Based on the cult John Waters movie of the same name starring Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono and Divine, the Tony-winning musical ran for six years on Broadway.

Adam Charles and Jennie Neumann in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Hairspray. Photo by David Cooper.

Music by Marc Shaiman (Catch Me If You Can), lyrics by Scott Wittman (Catch Me If You Can) and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O’Donnell (Cry-Baby) and Thomas Meehan (Cry-Baby). Directed by Bill Millerd, musical direction by Ken Cormier, and choreographed by Valerie Easton. Set design by Ted Roberts, costumes by Alison Green, and lighting by Marsha Sibthorpe.

Starring Jay Brazeau (Drowsy Chaperone, Playhouse), Meghan Anderssen (Thoroughly Modern Millie, TUTS), J. Cameron Barnett, Jak Barradell (Altar Boyz, Arts Club), Darren Burkett (Seussical, Carousel), Adam Charles (White Christmas, Arts Club), Starr Domingue, Kayla Dunbar (The Park, Studio 58), Allison Fligg (Footloose, Exit 22), Ian Yuri Gardner, Kimberly Gelera, Alana Hibbert, Anna Kuman (White Christmas, Arts Club), Lelani Marrell, Laurie Murdoch, Jennie Neumann (Seussical, Carousel), Matt Palmer (Annie, Gateway), Milo Shandel, Colin Sheen (Fantasticks, Playhouse), Cailin Stadnyk (Singin’ in the Rain, TUTS), and Robyn Wallis.

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Hairspray from May 12, 2011 – July 10, 2011 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St.  Tickets are available online or by phone at 604-687-1644.

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The Park; Studio 58 (Upcoming show)

Studio 58 presents original musical The Park, an updated and full-length version of the same-named one-act that debuted last spring.  The Park pits evil developers against idealistic environmentalists in a battle for Vancouver’s own Stanley Park.

 

Joel Ballard and Amy Hall-Cummings share a kiss in Studio 58's The Park.

 

Written by Benjamin Elliott, Anton Lipovetsky and Hannah Johnson.  Directed by David Hudgins, musical direction by Benjamin Elliott and Anton Lipovetsky, choreography by Kayla Dunbar and featuring drummer Spencer Schoening.  Set design by Bryan Pollock and costume design by Marina Szijarto. Starring Joel Ballard (Triple Sensation), Matt Beairsto, Paula Burrows, Mélanie Desbiens, Stephanie Elgersma, James Elston, Dustin Freeland, Amy Hall-Cummings, Caitlin McCarthy, Graeme McComb, Carlos Rodriguez, Gili Roskies and Kendall Wright.

Studio 58 and Langara College present The Park from September 30 – October 17, 2010 at Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue. Tickets are available online or by calling 604-684-2787.