Published by: Tracey Whealey | 27-Jan-2016
THE LARGEST PRODUCTION OF HAIRSPRAY IN THE WORLD WILL OPEN IN BRISBANE IN APRIL 2016 ahead of a national tour. HAIRSPRAY "“ THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR looks set to break world records when it bounces into the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in April 2016. Featuring over 950 performers, this will be the LARGEST ARENA PRODUCTION of HAIRSPRAY anywhere in the world.
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Address: Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane
Date: 8-10th July
Time: Various
Ticket: FROM $69.00
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Call: 07 3103 7438
HAIRSPRAY "“ THE BIG FAT ARENA PRODUCTION stars theatre legend Simon Burke as Edna Turnblad, singer and actress Christine Anu as Motormouth Maybelle, mesmerising dance man Wayne Scott Kermond as Wilbur Turnblad, House Husbands' Tim Campbell as Corny Collins, Amanda Muggleton as Velma Von Tussle, Barry Conrad as Seaweed, Dan Venz as Link Larkin and Lauren McKenna as Tracy Turnblad alongside a core cast of 30 professional performers and a large amateur ensemble of over 900 young performers ranging from ages 9- 21 years of age.

In 2014, Harvest Rain produced a major arena production of CATS starring Marina Prior and featuring over 800 performers from across South East Queensland. The production was seen by over 13,000 people and set a world record for the largest production of CATS ever staged in the southern hemisphere.

With explosive choreography and stunning sets and costumes, HAIRSPRAY will be an unforgettable journey back to the 60's. It's 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to be on television dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a television network - all without denting her 'do!

Produced by Harvest Rain, HAIRSPRAY will be directed & choreographed by Callum Mansfield (Dirty Dancing, The King & I, Cats Arena Spectacular), Musical direction by Dennett Hudson, Design by Josh McIntosh and Lighting Design by Trudy Dalgleish.

Also starring Stacey de Waard as Amber Von Tussle, Vidya Maken as Lil Inez and Emily Monsma as Penny Pingleton Taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for 5 performances only from 8th "“ 10th April 2016.

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