Hairspray plays all over the country in small theatres, but many of you have probably seen the movie. I didn't get to see the show, but I am sure I would have loved it as much as the play. Hairspray was funny yet addressed some of the issues of the era.
The performances by all the actors were terrific and they brought back a lot of memories for me. Hairspray reminded me, we are still dealing with many of the same problems today. The ones that stood out for me were race and weight, but it was in a humorous format, which had everyone laughing.
In those days, it wasn't always a laughing matter. I remember my seventh grade teacher, Mrs. Hamby, being fired for dancing cheek to cheek with her husband, and for allowing the black boys to dance with the white girls. My spunky mother got a petition up to save Mrs. Hamby's job. When that failed, she got a petition to fire the principal, and that worked.
There were many good times in those days, but they were far from perfect, and we must remember the imperfections as well as the pleasant. The era was simpler, but people were still unkind.
For those of you who live in the
area or planning to come to the area, Hairspray will
be playing through August 26th. After
that Social Security with Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie fame will be at
the theatre from August 29th to November 4th, The Game's Afoot with Marion Ross
of Happy Days, On Golden Pond with Mike Farrell from Mash is January 23rd to
March 31, 2013, Weekend Comedy with Cindy Williams from Laverne and Shirley is
April 3rd to June 16, 2013, and The Buddy Holly Story is June 20 to August 25,
2013. Kansas City
The telephone number for buying tickets is 913-649-7469. Even though this theatre holds 600 people it was sold out and it was packed. They have an excellent menu for their matinee and for dinner. It is included in the price of the ticket for the play. The only thing extra is the drink (other than coffee and water) and the dessert, which is delicious and you have a choice.
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Have a great week.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.amazon.com/author/sandramarshall