Youngsters from 16 school district present 'Hairspray'

Music Theatre for Young People of Kansas City presents the 2014 Winter Show, Hairspray at UMKC’s White Recital Hall (4949 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64110). Performances will be on Friday, January 3rd at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 4th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 5th at 2:00 pm. To order tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222.

59 students from the following 16 school districts/private schools make up the cast: Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, Gardner/Edgerton, Sumner Academy, Independence, Kearney, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. James Academy, Immaculata High School (Leavenworth), Paseo Performing Arts Academy, St. Theresa’s Academy, Bishop Meige, and Hogan Preparatory Academy.

Hairspray will be directed by Cary Danielson Pandzik and will be music directed by Julie Danielson, MTYP’s Artistic and Resident Music Director. Roy Lightner, a New York City choreographer and faculty member at Ithaca College, will be choreographing.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

For more information, please visit mtyp.org or call (913) 341-8156.

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