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'Hairspray' combines talents of JLO, JDHS

Posted: November 1, 2012 - 12:03am
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David Miller, Richard Hitchcock and Dan Johnson rehearse "Welcome to the '60s." Hairspray is a joint production of Juneau Lyric Opera and Juneau Douglas High School. Performance dates are November 2, 3, 4 and 9,10, 11.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
David Miller, Richard Hitchcock and Dan Johnson rehearse "Welcome to the '60s." Hairspray is a joint production of Juneau Lyric Opera and Juneau Douglas High School. Performance dates are November 2, 3, 4 and 9,10, 11.

Juneau Lyric Opera and the Juneau Douglas High School Theatre Department have joined forces to present the musical comedy “Hairspray,” opening Friday.

Directed by Hal Ryder, from Cornish College of the Arts, the production is co-produced by John Clough and Scarlett Adam.

“Hairspray” is a musical based on a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The original Broadway production opened in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards.

Performances will run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and then continue next weekend, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. All shows are at the JDHS auditorium.

Tickets are on sale at the JACC, Hearthside and Rainy Retreat Books, or online at Juneauopera.org and www.jahc.org. Admission is $20 or $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are $2 more. For more, visit juneauopera.org,

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