HairsprayWho Redhouse Arts Center Where 201 S. West St. Syracuse When Nov. 30- Dec. 15 Tickets $15-25; $10 for students Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein
The Redhouse’s production of “Hairspray” is full of engaged community members, according to actor Andrew Mauney, who plays the teen heartthrob Link Larkin in the show. In addition to the professional actors, The Redhouse has paired with Hillside Family of Agencies for a second time to get Syracuse city students into the ensemble.
“The best part about being a member of The Redhouse team is being able to share your knowledge,” said Krystal Scott, who plays the leading lady Tracy Turnblad. “Hairspray” is the ninth show Scott has done with The Redhouse, which puts an emphasis on arts education, and she said she enjoys acting alongside the next generation of theater performers.
Scott’s love of getting everyone in on the act jibes well with her character Tracy, who ends up making it her mission to desegregate the dancers on the 'Corny Collins Show.' In Baltimore in the 1960s, desegregation proves no small feat.