November 14, 2015
The world of dance and performance is a beautiful art of movement, where every human can feel emotion whether they speak the same language or not, whether they come from different countries, or whether they have different traditions. In the art of dance we all sit down together as one and feel the movement of emotion, wisdom and understanding flow through us as we take part of a beautiful performance in front of us.
On November 14th 2015, the East High School's theatre class presented and performed “Hairspray” at the auditorium in East High. Hairspray was a performance based out of the late 1950’s to early 60’s. Where lovable Tracy finds herself and learns how to be true to her values, and how to get the most out of her talent while helping others at the same time.
The play tells the story of young Tracy, growing up in 1960's Baltimore with her best friend Penny, her stay at home mother and her father Wilbur. Tracy is in love with the most popular kid in school, Link Larkin and dreams of taking a place alongside Link on The Corny Collins Show a popular dance show in town, hosted by Corny Collins himself. When Tracy finally gets her chance to audition for the show, she does astonishingly amazing, and is offered a job, where she starts to make big changes around her, mostly trying to make every day “Negro Day” and introduce the idea of black and white people together into Baltimore television. She does so with the help of her friend Seaweed and his mother. As Tracy and her friend try to make The Corny Collins Show a big hit in television history, Velma Von Tussle desperately tries to do everything in her power to keep it from happening and ruin Tracy. She ends up being thrown in jail but at the end is reunited with Link where together they get back on the show on time where people thought they wouldn’t.
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