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Saugatuck Officials Approve Settlement Of Two Lawsuits Over Presbyterian Camp Development Page 3 After 50 Years Of Battling Blazes, Fennville Firefighter Bruce Grams Hanging Up Hoses Page 3 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING August 28, 2015 Vol. 13 No. 34 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Hairspray Sings & Dances Its Way Into Your Hearts At The Red Barn Theatre Special To The Observer It is 1962 in Baltimore, and quirky, plus sized, teenager Tracy Turnblad only wants one thing; to dance on the "Corny Collins Show". Her lack of attention to everything else get her sent to deten-tion where she meets several African-American students from the school and they teach her some snazzy new dance steps. It is these moves that win her a spot on Corny's show and overnight Tracy becomes a star, but finds that her new black friends are only allowed on the show once a month on "Negro Day." This outrages Tracy's sense of fairness and she uses her newfound popularity to lead a protest against the TV station. Tracy faces nasty reprisals from the network producer, Velma and her popular but vicious, daughter Amber, who is also a regular on Corny's Show. With the help of the show's "hot" teenage heartthrob Link Larkin (who Amber thinks is her puppet) host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of 'Negro Day'), Tracy succeeds in her efforts to integrate the "Corny Collins Show". The Tony Award-winning "Hairspray" play is based on the 1962 John Waters movie and continues to be one of the most popular and wide-ly produced musicals today. Not only is it funny, but it also carries a beautiful message about acceptance and social progress. The show uses bright, energetic music and dancing excite and enthrall as Tracy Turnblad teaches Baltimore and the audience fairness, to look past skin color and other subjective societal "ideals", and realize that every person has a right to be included and get a chance to compete. This is a show that the entire family, kids and adults, will love and have a blast while watching and singing along. " Hairspray is directed by Shane Michael Lynn and fea-tures many of the area's most talented actors, singers and dancers. Hairspray opens Friday, August 21 and runs each weekend through Sept. 6. Friday and Saturday show times are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are 3 p.m. The box office opens one hour before show time and theatre doors open a half-hour before. Advance tickets are $15 general and $18 VIP. VIP seating is the first five front rows. Beer, wine and cocktails may be purchased at the Cash Barn in back of the auditorium. In keeping with 63rd Street Productions tra-dition, audience members are invited to stay after the show and join the company for free cake and cham-pagne to take meet the cast and to take pictures. Now at the Red Barn Theatre, 3657 63rd St. in Saugatuck.

Hairspray Sings & Dances Its Way Into Your Hearts At The Red Barn Theatre

Special To The Observer <br /> <br /> It is 1962 in Baltimore, and quirky, plus sized, teenager Tracy Turnblad only wants one thing; to dance on the &quot;Corny Collins Show&quot;.<br /> <br /> Her lack of attention to everything else get her sent to detention where she meets several African- American students from the school and they teach her some snazzy new dance steps.<br /> <br /> It is these moves that win her a spot on Corny's show and overnight Tracy becomes a star, but finds that her new black friends are only allowed on the show once a month on &quot;Negro Day.&quot;<br /> <br /> This outrages Tracy's sense of fairness and she uses her newfound popularity to lead a protest against the TV station.<br /> <br /> Tracy faces nasty reprisals from the network producer, Velma and her popular but vicious, daughter Amber, who is also a regular on corny's Show.<br /> <br /> With the help of the show's &quot;hot&quot; teenage heartthrob Link Larkin (who Amber thinks is her puppet) host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of 'Negro Day'), Tracy succeeds in her efforts to integrate the &quot;Corny Collins Show&quot;.<br /> <br /> The Tony Award-winning &quot;Hairspray&quot; play is based on the 1962 John Waters movie and continues to be one of the most popular and widely produced musicals today.<br /> <br /> Not only is it funny, but it also carries a beautiful message about acceptance and social progress. The show uses bright, energetic music and dancing excite and enthrall as Tracy Turnblad teaches Baltimore and the audience fairness, to look past skin color and other subjective societal &quot;ideals&quot;, and realize that every person has a right to be included and get a chance to compete.<br /> <br /> This is a show that the entire family, kids and adults, will love and have a blast while watching and singing along. &quot; Hairspray is directed by Shane Michael Lynn and features many of the area's most talented actors, singers and dancers.<br /> <br /> Hairspray opens Friday, August 21 and runs each weekend through Sept. 6. Friday and Saturday show times are 7:30 p. m. and Sunday matinees are 3 p.m. <br /> <br /> The box office opens one hour before show time and theatre doors open a half-hour before. Advance tickets are $15 general and $18 VIP. VIP seating is the first five front rows.<br /> <br /> Beer, wine and cocktails may be purchased at the Cash Barn in back of the auditorium.<br /> <br /> In keeping with 63rd Street Productions tradition, audience members are invited to stay after the show and join the company for free cake and champagne to take meet the cast and to take pictures.<br /> <br /> Now at the Red Barn Theatre, 3657 63rd St. in Saugatuck.<br />

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