Friday, March 25, 2011

Hairspray Hoboken High School Musical starts tonight March 25th

 One of the truly great aspects of Hoboken High School is its theater program. Regardless of you age their plays and productions are very professionally done and you can tell how positive of an experience it is for the children that participate.

Hairspray Four performances beginning this Friday!
Wonderful Theater for the Whole Family!

Friday, March 25th - 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 26th - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday March 27th- 2 p.m.

All performances are in the Hoboken High School Auditorium on Clinton Street between 8th and 9th Streets!

Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, has only one passion and that is to to dance.

She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.

With book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles, your whole family will leave the auditorium humming and singing these wonderful songs.

Hoboken High's Theatre Program- a long commitment to excellence and education.

The student cast and crew at the Hoboken
St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 2011.
Since its beginnings in the mid-90s, the Hoboken Theatre Arts Program has been committed to education through the study of theatre arts and play performances by high school students. Among the many production are:

Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Ragtime, Once on this Island, Dreamgirls and West Side Story. For an in-depth look  at this program and its storied history, visit the Hoboken Backstage Blogspot, by clicking below:

Paula Ohaus, the program's longtime director, has once again guided the Hoboken students to create another memorable experience for themselves and their audience. Many of the students have appeared in the program's productions since grade school, and that experience has created a Broadway-style polish rarely seen in high school theatre productions. Ms. Ohaus was recognized in 2009 with The Jimmy Award for an Outstanding Arts Education Program. The National High School's Musical Theater Award website gave this description of the award named for longtime Broadway producer James Nederlander:

The award was created to honor a high school teacher or administrator who demonstrated an enduring commitment to quality performing arts education. Ms. Ohaus is an example of the consummate artist/educator. She proactively seeks opportunities for her students to see live theater and to learn about the creative process and business.

Hairspray Ticket Information:
$10 general admission; $7 college students with ID,
$5 K-12 students and $2 senior citizens.