Sunday, March 18, 2018

Drayton Entertainment Brings Hairspray To New Heights In Cambridge

Grab your teasing comb and rat that hair as high as you can and you still won’t be able to match the new heights that Drayton Entertainment has achieved with their production of HAIRSPRAY THE BROADWAY MUSICAL. This is one show you will not want to miss!

From The Screen to The Stage

We have watched the story of HAIRSPRAY on the screen with 3 different ensembles.  The first being the original 1988 John Waters Film starring Ricki Lake, the 2007 film remake of the Broadway version of Hairspray and last year the televised Hairspray Live! This weekend we had the opportunity to see Hairspray The Broadway Musical on stage in Cambridge Ontario at the newly named Hamilton Family Theatre (best known to Drayton fans as the Dunfield Theatre before its recent name change).  We were delighted that the stage had been transformed to the 1960’s television studio where the CORNY COLLINS SHOW gave Tracy Turnblad her big break.  For those not familiar with the story of Hairspray, it’s about a young Baltimore girl that wanted to be on a television dance show but the social norms of that day and age made it a challenge for her.  Soon she learns that there are lots of other barriers that her and her friends must overcome, and she is just the gal to lead the charge.  While this is set in the 1960’s the themes of body image, ageism and racial discrimination highlighted in this show are still issues we deal with in today’s society.  Even though these are serious topics, the positive energy, catchy songs and comedic wit throughout Hairspray The Broadway Musical keeps the audience enthralled in the show from the moment it begins to the last dance scene at the very end.  There was even a moment when everyone in theatre cracked up including the actors playing Edna and Wilbur during their song and dance number.  We think it is wonderful that this sensational show is right here in our region giving everyone a chance to taste a bit of Broadway in our own backyard.

Get Your Tickets

Now is the time to grab your tickets before they are gone! This show runs until April 8, 2018 and with many shows already listing “limited amount of tickets available” it is best to get your tickets right away.

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