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Reps offers music, fun

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AT the place of fun, laughter, intrigue, sweet music and many other relaxing forms of entertainment, Reps Theatre is this time around, offering a month filled with music and fun.

Report by Tinashe Sibanda, Entertainment Reporter

Based on the John Waters cult film of 1988, Hairspray, a feel-good musical show is currently running at the theatre until October 27.

“The musical was first staged in the mid-2000s and was a great success on Broadway and in London’s West End. It features Tracy, an ordinary girl from an ordinary household in 1962 Baltimore, US, and her wish to see racial integration become a reality in a polarised society,” said Reps chairman of marketing and publicity, Stan Higgins.

Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big ideas and she’s determined to use music and dance to change the world for the better, something at which she succeeds.

Higgins said it was a must-see for people of all ages and urged them to come with their families.

“This is how it happens in stage and screen musicals and no less so than in Hairspray, a feel-good show. Turnblad, through the medium of dance and a popular television show, does just that,” he said.

He added that Hairspray was a fun family musical with broad general appeal and would run at Reps until October 27, with evening performances. Matinees will be on today and on October 20.

The musical show is directed by Zane Lucas and Sue Bolt. Musical direction is by Renee Mostert and choreography by Michelle Nativel.
“The stars of the show include Nicola Kinnaird, Richard Sticklen, Larry Greeff, Marc Thomas, Faith Ganyau and a cast of more than 20 others, including newcomers to the local stage,” said Higgins.

Reps Theatre has for many years, become one of the most loved entertainment and theatre venues in the capital.

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