‘Hairspray Jr.’ brings big hair, rock and roll to the stage


The 1960’s will come alive this month at the Fayetteville Train Depot when A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions brings the musical “Hairspray Jr.” to the stage.

A cast of 23 will dance, sing and inspire the audience during this truly uplifting story of acceptance, change, young love and of course, big hair.

“This is one fun and energetic show, for sure,” Director Tammy Barton said. “It takes us on a journey of racial misunderstandings and prejudices that were so prevalent in the early 1960’s and tackles these important issues with music, heart and plenty of humor.”

Since the nation just celebrated Martin Luther King Day, Barton said “this is a wonderful time of year to stage a show that so magnificently tells the story of integration and change in our country’s history.”

This show is ACOF’s most ambitious dance production ever and is choreographed by professional dancer Peggy Weist. The cast leaps from the stage and as they boogey to the latest, greatest Baltimore sounds.

The vocals, directed by Alison Chambers, are just as impressive with many songs featuring four-part harmonies and driving 60’s beats.

Performances are set for Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Fayetteville Train Depot is located at 250 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville.

To make a reservations, call 770-251-7611 or email acofdirector1@gmail.com. Pre-sale reservations prices are $12.00 for opening night and $14.00 for all other performances and can be paid at the door when you arrive.

If tickets still remain at show time, they will be sold for $16.00.

Visit ACOF online at www.acofproductions.com for more information on Hairspray and all other upcoming shows, auditions, classes and events.

Shown are several key cast members. They are Tad White as Seaweed Stubbs, Jeremy Hathcoat as Edna Turnbald, Jak Mulhall as Corney Collins, Taylor Farrar as Motormouth Maybelle, Celeste Boullion as Amber Von Tussel and Joey Hukin as Penny Pingelton.