Saint Louis School Center for the Arts Presents ‘Hairspray’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
“HAIRSPRAY” MARCH 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 2017
Special Drama Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, March 4
Saint Louis School and its Center For The Arts will present the hit Broadway musical, Hairspray, for three weekends at the Dr. Richard T. Mamiya Theatre on the campus of Saint Louis School and Chaminade University beginning March 3rd.
This delightful musical, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best New Musical in 2002, is chock full of toe-tapping 60’s-style production numbers and downtown rhythm and blues. In 1962 in the city of Baltimore, the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad 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. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
The SLCA revival will be directed by Kyle Kakuno and feature two Diamond Head Theatre veterans on the production team in Ahnya Chang as choreographer and Judy Yoshioka as musical director. “It’s a fun show with a very serious and timely message,” says Kakuno. “It’s doubly great to have two stalwart artists in Ahnya and Judy to help shape the vision of the show.” The production features a cast of over 40 high school performers from Saint Louis School, Sacred Hearts Academy, Punahou, UH Lab and Roosevelt High. Performances are scheduled for March 3-19, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm and Sunday matinees at 4:00pm, including a special benefit show on March 4.
Public performances are: Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 5 and 4 p.m.; Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 12 at 4 p.m., Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m Ticket prices for public performances are $22 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. For information on public performance tickets, please contact SLCA at email@example.com or call 808-739-4896.
The special Drama Gala fundraising performance will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. with tickets at $100 per person. Blake Nuibe, Saint Louis class of 1970, will serve as Honorary Chairman for the event which includes a cocktail and pupu reception and free valet parking. For gala ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-739-4828.
About Saint Louis School
Founded in 1846, Saint Louis School is Hawaii’s only all-boys school and offers a college-preparatory program that includes STEM, business leadership and award-winning programs in performing arts, JROTC, Hawaiian studies and athletics. The school emphasizes spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual growth under the Catholic Marianist tradition of education. In school year 2016-2017, Saint Louis School launched a new elementary school, introducing its first Kindergarten class and now, for the first time in the school’s history serves grades K-12.