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Reagle Music Theatre/Robinson Theatre
at Waltham High School 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452
781-891-5600
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whoosie38
they sell ice cream and frozen yogurt cups too!
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The weather was hot. I wore a summer dress - casual.
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4.9 average rating
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18 events
9 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 20 2010

A professional, enjoyable production, so characteristic of Reagle Plaers work. A regional theatre worthy of rave reviews.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 13 2010

This is a great musical. Great acting, singing, dancing. If you like musicals, you would not be able to stay in your seat. This is a three-hour-long performance, so be ready for a long ride. But it is worth it!!! Loved every minute of it. If your...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 13 2010

This was FABULOUS! It was first-class from the acting, singing down to sets and costumes. Easy drive-to, no hassle (and free) parking, and Broadway quality in Waltham at a fraction of the price!

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Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Hairspray is a timeless tale that has a bit more on its mind than sheer fun. It also targets social issues such as the need to fit in and racial and body-type prejudice.  The show, both romantic and funny, maintains a satisfying balance of reality and camp.

Joining busy Tracy as she transforms the world is her shy, plus-sized mom, Edna, portrayed by an actor doing a grand drag turn in the role. Edna rises like the phoenix from the Baltimore doldrums in a delightful transformation from frump to fashionista! Paris Hilton move over! Laughs abound as this unusual but heartwarming duo takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through the social mores of the sixties.  And all of it is set to a driving and insistent beat, inspiring energetic and memorable song-and-dance moments.  Many have called Hairspray one of the best musicals of the past decade.  To be sure, the entire show is plus-sized entertainment!

Songsters and master stylists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have created original tunes that pay homage to the grand sounds and lyrics of the ’60s pop charts. Much of the score mimics the musical styles of the era. The great fun ranges from girl group sounds to teen angst pleas for freedom.  Along the way, the authors intersperse some nifty specialty delights like the vaudevillian turn – “Timeless to Me” and the anthemic eleven o’clock number “I Know Where I’ve Been.”  Audiences rock to the rhythms of  “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” “Listen to the Bells,” “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now,” “Run and Tell That,” “Without Love,” “Hairspray,” "Welcome to the ’60s” and the rousing opener “Good Morning, Baltimore.”

Marissa Perry wiggles once more into the role of Tracy Turnblad, straight from Broadway.  The effusive Perry was a replacement Tracy in the Broadway run of this six-year hit.  Audiences fall quickly for this plus-sized heroine with a plus-sized heart, voice and dance moves.