Hairspray at the LaComedia Dinner Theatre
Now’s your chance to see the regional theatre premiere of Hairspray at the LaComedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio. The show runs through June 26. I saw the hit Broadway musical there last weekend, and as LaComedia touts, it was truly a “taste of Broadway.”
The show features 28 talented cast members drawn from across the country. Some of the true standouts were the charming Edward Miskie (check out his website: www.edwardmiskie.com), the brashy Brian Padgett, and the stunning Karie-Lee Sutherland. Karie-Lee is a Cincinnati native who is currently a student at CCM and teaches in their prep department.
Ray Zupp (Link), Nicole Nesbitt (Tracy), Brian Padgett (Edna), and John Williamson
Hairspray is based on the film by the same title written by John Waters. It’s the fictional 1962 story of the pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad who 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 star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network - all without denting her 'do.
The pre-show dinner is buffet style, offering a variety of meats (I had the prime rib), vegetables, and desserts. Their specialty is the sweet potato soufflé, which many rave about. I have been told you gain weight just looking at it. The mango salad dressing and butter braid bread is available for purchase in the gift shop.
The big-haired show is huge fun and will be a night full of entertainment. You’ll want to get reservations as the best seats go quickly.
For tickets, more information about the show, or the recipe for sweet potato soufflé, click on this link: http://www.lacomedia.com/