Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Marking the 25th anniversary of the John Waters’ original film, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly brings together an all-star cast of Broadway, film and TV stars for the full symphonic production of the Broadway musical Hairspray. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will perform Hairspray: In Concert! on Thursday, January 24 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, and at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m., on Saturday, January 26 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m.
Hairspray stars noted filmmaker, writer and artist John Waters as narrator; Micky Dolenz (Wilbur Turnblad), best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the 1960s made-for-television band The Monkees; Broadway star Beth Leavel (Velma Von Tussle), who earned a Tony Award for The Drowsy Chaperone and a nomination for her role in Baby, It’s You; and Paul Vogt (Edna Turnblad), who played the role of Edna in Hairspray on Broadway and whose television credits include MADtv, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee.
WHAT: BSO Premiere of Hairspray in Concert!, starring Baltimore’s own John Waters.
John Waters – Narrator
Micky Dolenz – Wilbur Turnblad
Beth Leavel – Velma von Tussle
Paul C. Vogt – Edna Turnblad
Marissa Perry – Tracy Turnblad
Nick Adams – Link Larkin
NaTasha Yvette Williams – Motormouth Maybelle
Bret Shuford – Corny Collins
Marika Washington – Little Inez
Julie Kavanagh – Penny Pingleton
Rhiannon Hansen – Amber von Tussle
Marcus Terell – Seaweed J. Stubbs
Alix Korey – Female Authority Figure
Chris Briante – Male Authority Figure
The Divas of Song (Natalie Renee, Nikki Stephenson & Melissa Van Pelt) – The Dynamites
Thursday, January 24 at 8 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Saturday, January 26 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – JMSH
Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m. – JMSH
Members of the media should contact Laura Farmer (lfarmer(at)bsomusic(dot)org, 410.783.8024) or Alyssa Porambo (aporambo(at)bsomusic(dot)org, 410.783.8044) for press tickets and media inquiries.