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Cast Announced for HAIRSPRAY at Golden West College – Press Release

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“You Can’t Stop the Beat!”
Cast Announced for hit musical HAIRSPRAY
at Golden West College


The Golden West College Theater Arts department has assembled an energetic and talented cast to star in their upcoming production of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray.

Performance dates are April 28 – May 7 in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater.  Tickets are on sale now through the GWC Theater Arts department website at or through the GWC box office at 714-895-8150.

Shakiba Shadman stars as the irrepressible Tracy Turnblad.  Raymond Gruber and John Wilson star as her parents, Alex Jean as the man of her dreams Link Larkin, Brigham Hughes as Corny Collins, Dayna Sauble as Velma, Tayler Windle as Amber, Kyra Olschewske as Penny, Nathaniel Woodsen as Seaweed and Brenda Oen as Motormouth Maybelle.  There is an all-singing, all-dancing 25-member ensemble to fill out the extraordinary cast.

Director and choreographer of this production is Martie Ramm with musical direction by Rick Heckman.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical event piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.  It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.  When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden teen celebrity and must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network — all without denting her ‘do!  You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.

The Saturday, April 29 performance will feature a sign language interpreter.  Stage Talk discussion with cast, director and designers will follow the matinee performance on Sunday April 30.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the GWC Theater Arts department website at