Audio Preview: ‘Hairspray’ at The Redhouse

Hairspray
Who Redhouse Arts Center
Where 201 S. West St. Syracuse
When Nov. 30- Dec. 15
Tickets $15-25; $10 for students
Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein  

The Redhouse’s production of “Hairspray” is full of engaged community members, according to actor Andrew Mauney, who plays the teen heartthrob Link Larkin in the show. In addition to the professional actors, The Redhouse has paired with Hillside Family of Agencies for a second time to get Syracuse city students into the ensemble.

“The best part about being a member of The Redhouse team is being able to share your knowledge,” said Krystal Scott, who plays the leading lady Tracy Turnblad. “Hairspray” is the ninth show Scott has done with The Redhouse, which puts an emphasis on arts education, and she said she enjoys acting alongside the next generation of theater performers.

Scott’s love of getting everyone in on the act jibes well with her character Tracy, who ends up making it her mission to desegregate the dancers on the ‘Corny Collins Show.’ In Baltimore in the 1960s, desegregation proves no small feat.

“Hairspray” opens at The Redhouse this Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is already sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m. For a complete list of show times or to purchase tickets, visit www.theredhouse.org. You can also purchase tickets at the box office at 201 S. West St. “Hairspray” runs at The Redhouse through December 15.
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