Students Set to Stage Hairspray Musical

Students Set to Stage Hairspray Musical

Level 2 and 3 BTEC Performing Arts students in costume for Hairspray

Talented Walsall College Performing Arts students are gearing up to showcase their talents to the public with an adaption of popular Broadway musical, ‘Hairspray’.

Level 2 and 3 Acting students will be staging evening performances of the the all singing all dancing show on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th February in the college’s theatre space, ‘The Venue’ at Wisemore Campus.

Set in 1960s Baltimore, the play, which was also turned in a hit movie, follows dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad who auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity and a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion.

Walsall College Performing Arts Lecturer and the show’s director, Sarah Morgan said: “The students have really enjoyed exploring and developing their musical theatre techniques in singing, acting and dancing for ‘Hairspray’. Being a ‘triple threat’ actor, skilled in all three areas, will give students an edge and boost their employment prospects in a competitive sector.

“They have worked hard in rehearsals and are looking forward to performing in front of a live audiences in The Venue. It will give them a taste of what it’s like for professional actors working in the industry.”

Level 3 student, Amy Nedeljkov, 17, who plays the lead role in the show, said: “I’m really excited about playing the character of Tracy as she’s a lot of fun and it’s a great story. It will give me a chance to showcase my talent and build up my experience of performing for an audience.”

The show starts at 7pm and tickets, which are priced at £3, are on sale between 10am-12pm each day from the college’s Wisemore Campus or by calling 01922 657000.  Please email performingarts@walsallcollege.ac.uk for further details.

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