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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mayo Performing Arts Center will present its second annual youth production ‘Hairspray’ this weekend


–The Mayo Performing Arts Center will present its second annual youth production, Hairspray on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 31 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 1 at 2 pm. Tickets are $15.
Over 80 children will be featured in the performance. The production will be directed by Cathy Roy, Education Director at MPAC.
"I’m so excited to share this fantastic show and talented cast with our MPAC audiences!” said Cathy Roy. “Hairspray is a great piece of
musical theatre with a brilliant score, hilarious book and high energy dance numbers, but more importantly it carries some very important
messages about equality, tolerance and acceptance. It has been a very special experience working on this powerful show with such a
talented group of people!"
HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and
deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the
popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her
newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without
denting her 'do!
Amanda Fletcher of Florham Park portrays Tracy Turnblad, William Davila of Morristown plays Link Larkin. Julian A. Baro of Edison plays
Edna. The 80+ cast members hail from Morris, Essex, Hudson, Somerset, Mercer, Bergen and Union counties. (Cast list attached)
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the
diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2013-2014 season is made possible, in
part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts,
as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and
individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on
the Arts.


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