BBK takes on ‘Hairspray’
Break out the teasing combs and turntables, “Hairspray,” the record-breaking, internationally beloved stage musical, hits Sonoma from Nov. 16 to 18.
The Broadway Bound Kids production will include 120 talented Sonoma youth, who will perform at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W.
Based on John Waters’ 1988 cult film, “Hairspray” sweeps audiences to 1960s Baltimore, where heroine Tracy Turnblad wins a spot on the local TV dance program. Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. She takes on racism, bullying and the show’s mean girl lead, all without messing up her hair.
Performances will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 and 5 p.m.
On Broadway, the show ran for more than 2,500 performances after it opened in 2002, winning eight Tony Awards out of 13 nominations and also spinning off in national tours.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and children and can be bought at the box office one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are also available at Pharmaca, 303 W. Napa St.