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You Can't Stop the Beat

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By: Clare Callahan: CNY Arts Marketing Intern

The Tony Award Winning Musical, Hairspray opens this week at Syracuse Stage! This production of Hairspray is a co-production with Syracuse University Drama Department and is being directed by Bill Fennelly.   When asked about the play Fennelly stated that, “I think Hairspray asks us to try and be more compassionate—live better, live more joyfully, live with more love, live with more courage."  These themes are always important to be reminded of during the holiday season.  The show itself will certainly be a great opportunity to enjoy great music and an amazing performance.

Below is a list of special events occurring in coordination with Hairspray!  

 

These events are free for season ticket holders.

Through December 4th

Discounted Preview Performances

Friday, December 5th

Opening Night Party

Mingle with the cast after the show! Food provided by Liberty Deli. Live music featuring jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly.

Saturday, December 6th

Syracuse Stage Young Adult Council presents Karaoke

 Sutton Pavilion, 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 7th at 1pm

Prologue                     

An intimate 20-minute pre-show discussion with actors. Bring your questions!

Thursday, December 11th

Happy Hour & Cabaret Performance

Appetizers provided by Pastabilities plus half-price drinks 6 - 7:30 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. there will be a live musical theater cabaret performance!

Saturday, December 13th at 2pm

Prologue                               

An intimate 20-minute pre-show discussion with actors.

Bring your questions!

Thursday, December 18th at 6:30pm

Prologue

An intimate 20-minute pre-show discussion with actors.

Bring your questions!

Wednesday, December 23rd at 1pm

Lecture

Sutton Pavilion, before the 2 p.m. matinee.

 

Sunday, December 28th after 7pm show

Actor Talkback (Actor Q&A)

There will also be a Lobby Exhibit at Syracuse Stage that is provide by Onondaga Historical Association


This exhibit will focus on the teenage music scene around Syracuse in the early 60’s, with reference to popular bands, the first local radio stations to play Rock & Roll, local versions of the Corny Collins Show like WHEN’s Dance Party, and Dick Clark’s connections to Syracuse.

 

Image Top: Kyle Anderson (center, as Corny Collins) and the Council Kids. Photographer Michael Davis. Image bottom: Kyle Anderson (center, as Corny Collins) and the Council Kids. Photographer Michael Davis.



For Hairspray Tickets and More Information:

Tickets at syracusestage.org or call 315-443-3275, or visit Syracuse Stage Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.


*Ticket discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at 315-443-9844. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, and U.S. military personnel and veterans.

 

Posted On: December 01, 2014
Listed As: Events in CNY