The Broadway musical Hairspray comes to Conway (update: review)


Update August 24th: It sounds like this might be a production that's worth the price of admission.

Our Rivertown buddies over at went to the show and gives us some initial impressions. Check it out.

First Report: Conway's Theater of The Republic adds a bit of dance, flair and hair to their August lineup as they present Hairspray the Musical. 

During the latter half of August the Theater of the Republic, through a special arrangement with Music Theater International, will preform the musical inspired Hairspray:%20The%20Complete%20Book%20and%20Lyrics%20of%20the%20Hit%20Broadway%20Musical%20(Book%20&%20Lyrics)%20" target="_blank">by the book by Mark O"Donnell and Thomas Meehan and based on the movie by John Waters.

Wikipedia's writeup: 

 In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. 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. 

Tickets for the show run $18 in which you can purchase online here.

You can catch a performance of Hairspray at the following dates and times:

  • Aug. 19 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 20 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 21 at 3:00 pm
  • Aug. 24 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 25 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 26 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 27 at 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 28 at 3:00 pm
  • Sept. 1 at 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 2 at 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 3 at 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 4 at 3:00 pm