Monday, March 14, 2011
Notre Dame High School journalist reviews Marquette High School's production of "Hairspray."
Monday, March 14, 2011
by Carolina deLegarreta of Notre Dame High School In the midst of troubling times, it’s a wonderful reminder that people of any shape and size can shine. Marquette High School’s production of Hairspray highlighted this belief with golden voices that made the '60s feel very welcoming indeed. The beloved story of Hairspray debuted as a film in 1988, directed by John Waters. The film was received positively and later adapted as a Tony Award winning Broadway musical in 2002, with songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Perhaps the most well-known version is the 2007 film, with a star-studded cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, and John Travolta. The plot follows Tracy Turnblad, a …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
High schoolers perform a musical set in Baltimore in the 1960s, and children learn more about Morpho butterflies.
Each week, we'll be running snapshots of life in Chesterfield. We'll be at band concerts, story times, plays and other activities around town. This week, we're featuring photos of Marquette High School's production of Hairspray. The show follows Tracy Turnblad, a Baltimore teenager in the 1960s who wants to be a dancer on the sock-hop style TV program The Corny Collins Show. The show runs at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door. We also checked out March Morpho Mania at The Butterfly House. About 3,000 brillant blue Morpho butterflies were released into The Butterfly House this month. Educational activities are planned for weekend visitors. Kids ages 2 to 12 can learn more about butterfly farming and make craft …
Friday, March 4, 2011
After weeks of preparing for the high energy musical, which is chock full of songs, the Marquette High School theater group is ready for its Friday premiere.
Audiences can expect a sweet slice of Broadway to grace a West County stage when Marquette High School starts its run of the musical Hairspray this weekend. Originally a 1988 John Waters film, Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a character with a big build and bigger dreams. The 1960s Baltimore teenager aspires to be a dancer on the sock-hop style TV program “The Corny Collins Show.” The show is about more than dancing, though. It teaches acceptance. “When I saw it on Broadway, I fell in love with it,” said Judi Greene, the theater director at Marquette and the show's overall supervisor. She said the greatest appeal of "Hairspray" is no doubt its message. In fact, as part of the production, Greene and the cast discussed times …