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Hairspray

Upper School Drama Club Spring Musical 2013

With its spring 2013 production of the musical Hairspray, based on the film written by John Waters, the AACS Upper School Drama Club tuned our television sets to 1962 for a cheeky, upbeat, but honest look at teenage life in Baltimore. Hairspray used humor, interesting characters, catchy music, and high-spirited choreography by AACS alumna Kadi (Wenger) McKinley to capture the audience’s attention and to invite them, and our students, to consider some very serious questions about racism. As a community we explored the Lord’s imperative to “act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). The cast explored these issues with the help of seniors Jessica Bamgbade, Taryn Timko, and Sarah Lyons, all of whom completed Senior Practicum projects related to the issues of racial identity, physical beauty, and the redemptive power of art respectively.

View a slideshow with photographs from the production:
 

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