“We have been absolutely blown away by the support of Newcastle audiences for this show”. That’s what producer Tim O’Connor said today when announcing that another date be added to the Newcastle season of Hairspray – The Big Fat Arena Spectacular.
Taking place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre for 4 performances only from 15th – 17th July, The incredible demand for tickets exhibited by Newcastle audiences has prompted producers Harvest Rain to release an additional BIG FAT Entertainment Centre show.
The 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, showbiz doyenne Amanda Muggleton as Velma Von Tussle, X Factor finalist Barry (Southgate) 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 650 young local performers ranging from ages 9- 21 years of age.
Produced by Harvest Rain, HAIRSPRAY – THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULA 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.
Hairspray – The Big Fat Arena Spectacular
15th – 17th July 2016
Friday 15th July 7:30pm
Saturday 16th July 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 17th July 1pm
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