PRESS RELEASE: THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS HAIRSPRAY

 

August 3, 2015

 

For Immediate Release

 

THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS HAIRSPRAY

 

The larger-than-life 60s musical about love and acceptance dances its way into audiences’ hearts.

 

 

August 14 - September 5, 2015

 

OGDEN, UT-July 20, 2015-Continuing a successful season of plays, The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to bring audience favorite, Hairspray, to its stage.

 

 

The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

 

 

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and 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!

 

 

Hairspray is directed by Michael Neilson, music directed by Hailey Weeks, and choreographed by Kacee Neff. Following in the tradition of casting a male as Tracy’s mother, Edna, The Ziegfeld’s production also features a male in the role of Motormouth, matron of the African American community.

 

 

The Ziegfeld Theater continues its third season in 2015 with another popular musical, after performing Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables and West Side Story to near sell-out crowds. Under the executive leadership of Caleb and Morgan Parry and the artistic leadership of Rick Rea, the theater pursues a mission of Professional Standard, Community Spirit as it strives to bring quality entertainment to diverse audiences in Northern Utah.

 

 

The opening gala and performance is Friday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, with two 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturdays August 29 and September 5, two Monday evening performances on August 24 and 31, and two Thursday evening performances on August 27 and September 3.

 

 

ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS

 

Hairspray

 

the big and bold musical celebration

 

book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.

 

When: August 14 - September 5, 2015

 

OPENING NIGHT / GALA / PRESS EVENT

Friday, August 14

 

Performance Schedule

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Mondays August 24 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays August 29 and September 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees August 29 and September 5 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Where: Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

 

Tickets: $9 - $19 (online price)

 

Run time: approximately 150 minutes

 

Content Advisory: This show is appropriate for all audiences.

 

Box Office: 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com

 

Tickets prices are as follows:

Fridays and Saturdays (including matinees): $17 for children, students and seniors and $19 for adults if purchased online.

Mondays and Thursdays: $15 for children, students and and seniors and $17 for adults if purchased online. Special ticket price of $9 for children on Mondays only.

Tickets no longer available online at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance.  All tickets are $1 more if purchased at the door.