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Tickets on sale for Hairspray

ShenanArts will be hosting the Virginia premiere of the recent Broadway hit musical Hairspray beginning Aug. 12.

The local production, based on the film written and directed by John Waters, is being directed by one-time “American Idol” contestant Colon Berry, who also co-stars as Link Larkin, the resident hunk of “The Corny Collins Show.” The storyline revolves around that show and the plus-sized heroine of Hairspray!, Tracy Turnblad (Justine Juart), who has a passion for dancing and dreams of being able perform on the show.

Hairspray runs Aug. 12-Aug. 22 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at

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