Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 02:44

Minding your business — Welk Theater staging high-energy Hairspray

September 15, 2013
Local theater favorites Randall Hickman and Doug Davis return to the Welk Theatre to recreate their roles as Edna and Wilbur in Hairspray after a successful run at the Moonlight Amphitheatre last summer.

The two actors bring a comical flair and absolute professional quality to the stage and we are proud to have them a part of the production. The cast is rounded out by a talented group of players from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County led by Dan Mojica, director and choreographer.

This show is a crowd pleaser and the Welk is excited to bring it to the theatre for a nine-week run opening Sept. 27 and running through Nov. 24. Afternoon matinees are held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evening shows are held on Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Mojica returns to the Welk to stage this high-energy musical that focuses on integration in the 1960s and is jammed packed with spirited dance numbers that will bring audiences to their feet.

Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay.

After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the show once a month. With the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.

Prices start at $45 each — add a buffet lunch, brunch or dinner starting at $18 more — $21 for a Sunday brunch buffet.

Please email jcarr@welkgroup.com for more information. The box office can be reached at 888-802-7469 and tickets can be purchased online at www.welkresorts.com.

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