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Schenectady Light Opera
427 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 




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Director, Michael Gatzendorfer

Producers- Joanne Dame Peal and Jane Figueroa;
Music Director- Ming Aldrich-Gan; Choreographer- Gregory Theodore Marsh

Venue: 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Performance Dates: May 11-13 and 17-20, 2012

See the Times Union Review

"SLOC’s ‘Hairspray’ a spectacular effort" Daily Gazette

Albany Times Union
Best of 2013

Congratulations Cast and Crew of Hairspray for being voted the


Musical of 2013


You Can't Stop the Beat! Don't Miss It!





Cast list Announced!

Show times: Thurs, Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM, Sunday performances at 2PM.

Ticket prices: $28, $22


HAIRSPRAY delighted audiences by sweeping them away
to 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out — and change is in the
air! Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion
for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program,
"The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed
from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life
adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess,
integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and
dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?

This show is filled with high spirit and the talents of Ashley
France as Tracy Turnblad, a pleasantly plump teenager with a
big heart who has dreams of being a dancing star … as soon as
she's out of detention for her big hair. JJ Buechner as Edna
Turnblad, Tracy's kind, plus sized mother; runs a laundry business
out of her home but hasn't been out in a while. Gary
Hoffmann as Wilbur Turnblad, Tracy's goofy father, who owns
the Har De Har Hut joke shop and is still madly in love with his
wife, Edna. Sean Carter as Corny Collins, the exciting, confident
dancing and singing host of his own TV dance show. Corny
is in favor of Tracy and racial integration. Christine Meglino
as Penny Pingleton, Tracy's slightly dorky, but lovable best friend
who is often by her side (when not grounded for life by her
mother, Prudy). Emily Franklin as Amber von Tussle, bratty,
selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show. Her mother's
daughter through and through, she is willing to do anything to
win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. Lisa Franklin as Velma
von Tussle – Amber's slim and attractive but overbearing mother
who pushes her daughter to seek stardom. Velma is the scheming
producer of The Corny Collins Show who tries to steer it in
the "white" direction.

Nik Gatzendorfer as Link Larkin, Teenage heartthrob,
aspiring young Elvis, and male lead dancer on The Corny Collins
Show. Jahmere Holland as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Motormouth
Maybelle's son and a talented dancer on The Corny Collins Show,
but only allowed on "Negro Day." Kim Marsh as Motormouth
Maybelle, the sassy Corny Collins "Negro Day" DJ. Owner of a
record store and mother to Seaweed and Little Inez.
Other Featured Roles include: Christine Marcella(Female
Authority Figures: Matron, Prudy Pingleton, and the Gym
Teacher), Winn Huntley(Mr. Pinky's Assistant) and Dave
Dixon(Male Authority Figures: Mr. Spritzer; the HS Principal;
the Town Flasher; Prison Guard; and Mr. Pinky).

There are many other very talented individuals, so don't
miss out on what is surely going to be a fantastic performance of
HAIRSPRAY. For ticket information please call 1-877-350-7378.
So, make a "Hair Appointment" today, contact SLOC's Box
Office or website to purchase your tickets!! The cast and crew
list for this company premier is quite large and so, tickets will
likely sell very quickly for many performances. DON'T "Split
hairs" and wait 'til the last minute--CALL NOW!