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Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 9:10:41 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: The cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray have arrived and look forward to discovering the delights of the different cultures here.
The musical is set to dazzle the Malaysian crowd when it opens next week on Sept 17.
A team of 67 performers and crew members checked in at Fraser Place here in the evening yesterday.
“Yeah, I’m really looking forward to performing soon. I’ve heard good things about Asia and I also can’t wait to experience different cultures here,” said Katharine Moraz, who will be playing lead Tracy Turnblad.
Damian Williams, who will be playing Tracy’s mother Edna Turnblad, said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to bring British theatre here. We can’t wait to see the reaction of the audience here when we perform our shows later.”
Hairspray The Broadway Musical follows the journey of plump teenager Tracy in 1960s Baltimore as she dreams of being on The Corny Collins Show, a local television dance programme.
When she finally lands a spot on the show, she uses her newfound fame to fight against racial discrimination.
The musical was inspired by a 1988 comedy by John Waters of the same name.
In 2007, another film adaptation of Hairspray was released which starred John Travolta, Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky as Tracy.
The musical will be staged at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, from Sept 17-22.
It is presented by Yvents! with Star Publications (M) Bhd as the media partner. HSBC Cards is the official credit card. HSBC credit card holders will enjoy exclusive discounts on tickets.
Tickets priced at RM190, RM290, RM390, RM490 and RM590 (excluding a RM3 ticketing fee) are available from TicketsPeople. For details, call 03-2287 2727 or visit ticketspeople.com.
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