Tickets are now available for the City of Fountain City and the Fountain City River Players 24th summer musical production of Hairspray! by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Outlets for this Tony award winning musical are Hardt’s Music and Audio and Midtown Foods in Winona and the Kwik Trip and Waumandee State Bank in Fountain City.
Hairspray! tells the tale of Tracy Turnblad, the little teen with the big heart, who stands up to injustice and intolerance and finds love along the way. The 18 musical numbers and the comic characters in the show make for a memorable “rock and roll” evening of theatre.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Special group rates for 20 or more can be arranged. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour before a performance or reserved by calling 608-687-7481. The theatre is an air-conditioned facility and is located at 42 North Main Street, Fountain City, Wis.
The cast of 24 players come from seven area towns including Winona and Fountain City, Cochrane, Minneiska, Buffalo City, Minnesota City, and Virginia, Minn. Judee Brone will direct and choreograph the production with vocal and pit orchestra direction provided by Jessica Hosch and production assistance from Libby Crum, Michael Opiola, Hayley Fast, Jen and David Tepovich, Rachel Stoltman, Jason Passow, Jeff Hosch and Sadie Read.
Hairspray! will run from July 24-28, with a nightly curtain at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Sponsorship for Fountain City River Players productions come from the River Players, the City of Fountain City and local and area businesses and patrons who list in the playbill. If any further information is needed, call 507-450-3519. Doors open at 7 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. (matinee).