Hardin Valley Academy junior Chloe Freeman, front row second from right, plays the lead character, Tracy Turnblad, in the modern American musical, “Hairspray” taking place at HVA Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23. She joined fellow cast members in practicing a musical number Friday, April 14.Hardin Valley Academy theater department invites the community to flashback to the 1960s with its musical production of “Hairspray.”
The high-energy performances will take place 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for children and students and $10 for adults.
“Last year, we did ‘Peter Pan’ and I was kind of looking for something that could be as big as ‘Peter Pan,’ and this was the only thing that stood out to me as being big and fun, but it was a different genre than we have done,” said Teresa Scoggins, HVA choir director who is directing “Hairspray.”
“We’ve done classics and a few moderns here and there, but this is considered to be a modern musical,” she added. “The thing about modern musicals is there’s not set changes.