Hendersonville Community Theatre will shake and shimmy when students from Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, and Transylvania counties perform Hairspray JR. opening July 20 and running through August 5 on the theatre’s Main Stage. Tickets are $15 and are available online at HendersonvilleTheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (828) 692-1082. Hairspray JR. is presented by Champion Comfort Experts of Hendersonville.The family-friendly show captures the spirit and turmoil of 1962 Baltimore through laughter, dance, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Hairspray JR. also includes the important message: that acceptance comes in all shapes, sizes, and nationalities. 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.There will be a complimentary opening night pre-show party and reception on July 20 starting at 6:30.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.