It’s great dancing. It’s wonderful music. It’s Hairspray! Grosse Pointe Theatre will close its 64th season with the award-winning musical Hairspray. Ten performances will be offered between May 6 – 20. All performances will be at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Fries Auditorium, in Grosse Pointe
Show times are 8 p.m. on weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will also be a special Ladies Night Out on May 9, sponsored by the Spirit of Women at Beaumont Grosse Pointe.Director/Choreographer Timothy Higgins and his crew have a talented ensemble to portray this fun-loving, high energy musical.
The story takes place in 1962 in Baltimore. Teenager Tracy Turnblad, a happy-go-lucky, pleasantly plump high school student, loves to dance and wear hairstyles of the times. Her one desire is to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream finally comes true, Tracy is transformed from an unpopular teen to sudden star, but she must use her newfound influence to vanquish the reigning teen queen, Amber Von Tussle, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a Television network – all without denting her ‘do! The show is packed with fun, yet brings home the timeless message of respect for others and doing the right thing.
Grosse Pointe Theatre Presents Hairspray
May 6 – 20
Evening performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances at 2 p.m.
Ladies Night Out on May 9
Special evening begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and features a variety of retail, food stations and a martini and wine cash bar. The reception is followed by an 8 p.m. performance of Hairspray. Ticket cost is $45 per person.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Rd., in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Parking is free.
Tickets are $24 for regular performances; and $45 for the May 9 Ladies Night Out. To reserve tickets call 313-881-4004 or go to www.gpt.org .