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Staring Simon Burke as Edna Turnblad and Christine Anu as Motormouth Maybelle, the HAIRSPRAY – THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR production will roll into Newcastle Entertainment Centre on July 15.

Produced by Harvest Rain, the people behind the highly rated arena production of Cats, the show will feature  over 600 young local performers.

Director and Choreographer, Callum Mansfield, is very excited to see the local casts hit the stage.

“We auditioned the very best of local Newcastle amateur talent and we are delighted to be able to offer over 600 young performers an extraordinary training experience, culminating in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre Performances in July”, he said.

In 2014, Harvest Rain produced a major arena production of Cats starring Marina Prior and featuring over 800 performers. The production was seen by over 13,000 people and set a world record for the largest production of Cats ever staged in the southern hemisphere.

HAIRSPRAY – THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR 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 600 young local performers ranging from ages 9- 21 years of age.

Tickets go on sale 1st February through Ticketek.

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