For Immediate Release: Contact: Kimberly George 847-903-4731
Up & Coming Theatre Company produces theatre production of “HAIRSPRAY”
July 7, 2010 – Up & Coming Theatre Company (UAC) proudly premieres their production of “HAIRSPRAY,” written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. UAC Theatre’s production will be directed and choreographed by Jennifer Cupani, with Music Direction by Niall Casserly.
“HAIRSPRAY” is based off the 1988 John Walters film by the same name. Taking place in 1960’s Baltimore, the musical follows Tracy Turnblad, a “pleasantly plump” teenager who dreams of dancing on “The Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her chance, controversy ensues as she charms the resident heartthrob Link Larkin and attempts to integrate the show, all while singing and dancing and not messing up her hair.
UAC Theatre features a unique mentoring process in preparing for their performances. UAC casts both amateur and professional actors, giving performers at all levels the opportunity to work side by side with veterans of the theater community. David Geinosky, who received his performance training at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NY, is one such actor who has traveled all over the world to perform. “It was an amazing experience and I am thrilled to be home with my friends and family. It’s great to be home surrounded by something so familiar that so many people love, community theater and HAIRSPRAY.” UAC prides itself with giving audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s stars today.
UAC Theatre’s mission is to provide professional level performances with equal regard to music, voice, dancing, and acting. UAC prides itself in raising the bar on what community theatre is typically in terms of output, but still retains the communal aspects in terms of input by giving opportunities for aspiring professionals to obtain practical experience, grow as people, and expand their artistry. UAC provides challenges to these artists through teamwork, cooperation, and constant support and encouragement.
UAC is also a proud member of the American Association for Community Theatre as well as Illinois Theatre Association, and are recipients of ITA’s 2009 Award of Excellence, Community Theatre Division
Show dates for “HAIRSPRAY” are August 6-8 and 12-15. Show times on Thursday – Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 pm. All performances will be at Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E Wood St in Palatine. Tickets range from $15 in advance to $18 at the door, with students, senior and group rates available. To purchase tickets please go to http://www.uactheatre.com or through Cutting Hall box office at 847-202-5222.