Uplift Performing Arts Students to Tease up Their Hair and Twist and Shout in Hairspray Jr.

What Gives a Girl Power and Punch?  Is it Charm? Is it Poise? No, it’s Hairspray!  Join us at Theatre at The Mill on 4 & 5 October, Hairdos and excitement will be on the rise with a lot of shaking and shimmying as local students from Uplift Performing Arts present their production of Hairspray JR.

The family-friendly show captures the spirit and turmoil of 1962 Baltimore through laughter, dance, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. The story follows Tracy Turnblad, a full-figured girl with full-figured hair and a big heart, who has only one passion – to dance.

When her determination and rock ‘n roll moves land her a spot on a local television dance program, “The Corny Collins Show,” she is transformed from an outsider to an irrepressible teen celebrity.

This trendsetter in dance and fashion uses her fame to win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, challenge the program’s reigning princess Amber and rally against racial segregation… all without denting her ‘do.

Hairspray JR. is a dynamic musical with an important message, that acceptance comes in all shapes, sizes and nationalities,” Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI).

Uplift Performing Arts will present Hairspray JR. on 4 & 5 October at 7.45pm at Theatre at The Mill.  Tickets £15 & £12 (Concessions) available from Box Office T: 028 9034 0202 or online @ theatreatthemill.com