2011-07-14 / News

‘Hairspray’ set to open at Theatre by the Sea

The Broadway sensation “Hairspray” will open up at Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck on Wednesday, July 20. Performances will be held at the theatre through Aug. 20.

As Tracy Turnblad, New York actress Erin McCracken makes her Theatre By The Sea debut. She is joined by Providence’s Tom Gleadow, who will play the role of Edna Turnblad, and veteran stage performer Sean McGuirk, who made his Theatre By The Sea debut in 1978 and will play the role of Wilbur Turnblad.

Preview performances will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at 8 p.m., and Thursday, July 21, at 2 and 8 p.m. Opening night is on Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m. All other performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m., with special performance times on Sunday, July 24, at 3 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for preview performances and $39-$54 for all other performances.

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