In the fall of 2018, Menlo-Atherton Drama took on its biggest challenge yet. With a cast and crew of over 150 people, Hairspray undoubtedly made history at M-A. Through the hard work of actors, the cosmetology club, the cheer and dance team, the crew, and tech, the show was one that no one will ever forget!
Following teenager Tracy in the early 60’s who dreams to act on a local Baltimore TV show, Hairspray illustrates how, through her efforts, she comes to learn about the terrible discrimination of people of color present in the Jim Crow era. The show and its music preaches tolerance, acceptance, and the importance of equality in both the 1960’s and the world of today.
Leads included Sean Fabrega (Tracy Turnblad), Matthew Roisen (Edna Turnblad), Blake Mathews (Link Larkin), Emma Denend (Velma Von Tussle), and Francesca Battista (Amber Von Tussle)