Senior School Production

With a cast of over sixty students, Windermere School’s latest stage production, Hairspray, was certainly big. It was also bright, funny and hugely entertaining.

Based on the book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, Hairspray follows the life of overweight teenager, Tracy Turnblad. Set in 1960’s Baltimore, Tracy is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream – to dance her way on to national TV and into the arms of teen idol, Link Larkin.

Over a third of the school was involved in the musical, with tremendous efforts made both on the stage and behind the scenes. This made Hairspray shine, as the story of racial segregation and one girl’s desire to make things right unfolds, accompanied by some fantastic, upbeat tunes, lively dance routines and plenty of laughter.

Janet McCallum Hartley, Musical Director and Head of Music at Windermere School, was thrilled with the performance, saying; “When we discovered that we were able to stage this production, we were all very excited. It is such a happy, upbeat musical and we knew the students would relish the challenge. It has been a pleasure working with everyone, and to see it all come together with such professionalism is down to the hard work of all involved. What a performance! ”

Read the full press release from Hairspray HERE

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