It’s ‘Hairspray!’

A cast of 55 performed the musical “Hairspray” in Rugby Auditorium Nov. 8-10. The show, set in the 1960s, follows the struggle for integration and civil rights in Baltimore through dancers on a fictional television show. For video coverage click here.

Casting by color

On the first day of rehearsal, performing arts department head Rees Pugh waited for silence before addressing the 50-person cast of “Hairspray,” this year’s fall musical. “I hope that this show will lead to many conversations about race and civil rights,” Pugh said, “but we won’t have time for these conversations in rehearsal.” The story […]

‘Hairspray’ tickets available in bookstore

The bookstore began to sell tickets Monday for the upper school fall musical “Hairspray,” which will run from Nov. 8-10. Actors, cast, and crew have been able to pre-order tickets since Oct. 8, with a total of 236 tickets already sold. The $15 tickets are for reserved seating. “The musicals sell out almost every time, […]

'Hairspray!' cast list announced

A cast of 53 students will perform in ‘Hairspray!’ in Rugby Auditorium, Nov. 8-10. The show will be directed by upper school performing arts department head Rees Pugh and performing arts teacher Michele Spears. The cast list is as follows: Tracy Turnblad                                      Molly Chapman ’14  Corny Collins                 […]

And the winner is…‘Hairspray!’

When the performing arts faculty discusses what show they want for the fall musical each year, they try to choose a show with a large cast, a large musical value and lots of roles for girls. Performing Arts Department Head Rees Pugh said that the musical has to have many girl roles because about twice […]