BSO Premieres Hairspray: In Concert!, January 24-27, 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.

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John Waters performs with the BSO in the concert premiere of Hairspray. Photo by Cory Donovan.

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.
FULL CAST:
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

WHEN/WHERE:
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.

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