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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents ‘Hairspray’

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Lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance. And dance she does through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh put-downs of her schoolmates and through the racial barriers dividing 1960s Baltimore. When she gets the chance to be a dancer on the "Corny Collins TV Show," Tracy ignites a rock 'n roll revolution among her friends, defuses racial tensions and finds love against all odds. Big heart, big hair and a great big hit, as winner of the 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Directed and choreographed by Kelly VanOosbree (BBT's "Avenue Q") who won a CTG Henry award for her inventive dances, "Hairspray" stars Caitlin Zigler as Tracy, Kris Graves as Edna, Baret Harper as Link, Sara Metz as Amber, Lindsay Fuller as Penny, Carlos Jimenez as Seaweed, Shandra Duncan as Motormouth. Charlie Schmidt (BBT's "Cannibal") as Wilbur and Cory Wendling (BBT's "The Jungle Book") as Corny. Ensemble members include Chris Boeckx (BBT's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"), Renee Sobering, Pierre Andre, Jarelle Bjork (BBT's "The Music Man"), Asad Clinton (BBT's "Chicago"), Faith Simmons, Jasmine Jones, Rachelle King, Jill Lentz, Jenny Mather, Jeffrey Parizotto, Katherine Paynter, Eric Pung, Josh Rigo, Justin Spann, Kortni Stillwagon and Will Treat (BBT's "Chicago"). Michael Barrowman is musical director. Vance McKenzie (BBT's "The Little Mermaid Jr") is lighting designer. Laura High (BBT's "The 39 Steps") is costume designer. Terry Green (BBT's "The 10th") is property designer. Jessica Sotwick is stage manager.

"Hairspray" opens Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 4. Full performance schedule is Aug. 26, 27, Sept. 2, 3 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. All shows are at the Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave. in Breckenridge.

Tickets range from $12 to $32 and include regular and premium seating. Tickets are available via phone at (970) 547-3100, website at breckcreate.org or in person at Riverwalk Center or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main St.

For more information and to learn about Breckenridge Backstage Theatre's 2016-17 season, please call (970) 453-0199 or visit backstagetheatre.org.

IF YOU GO

What: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents “Hairspray”

When: Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 4

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge

Cost: Tickets range from $12 to $32 and include regular and premium seating. Tickets are available via phone at (970) 547-3100, website at breckcreate.org, or in person at Riverwalk Center at or Breck Welcome Center at 203 S. Main St.

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