“You Can’t Stop the Beat” at the Canyon Theatre Guild this spring. The hit Broadway musical, “Hairspray,” winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, comes to the Old Town Newhall Playhouse on Saturday, March 23. “Hairspray” is a high-energy performance, full of laughter, romance and tuneful songs, though it is not recommended for young children.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one aim in life: to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show on television. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and racially integrate a TV network, all without denting her hairdo.
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Local talent fills the cast:
* Tracy Turnblad – Brittany Thornton
* Edna Turnblad (Tracy’s mother) – Barry Agin
* Wilber Turnblad (Tracy’s father) – John Morris
* Corny Collins (TV Host) – Joey Landford
* Penny Pingleton (Tracy’s best friend) – Taylor Lane
* Amber Von Tussle (Teen Queen) – Jennifer Alexopoulos
* Velma Von Tussle (Amber’s mother) – Kara Slocum
* Link Larkin – Colin Robert
* Seaweed J. Stubbs – Johnse Allende Jr.
* Motormouth Maybelle – Lori Battle
* Little Inez – Mary-Christina Battle
“Hairspray” runs through April 21, and there is no performance on Easter Sunday. Tickets are $15 for juniors and seniors and $17 for adults. Reservations are required. Call the Box Office at 661-799-2702 for reservations and click here for a list of show times.
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark is hosting a series of special activities at “Last Sundays at the Landmark” with a special tribute in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month of the songs of Early California from the del Valle Family of Camulos, set for Sept. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium, SCEEC, will virtually host the 2021 Green STEM Summit on Saturday, Oct. 9 with the purpose of introducing students to green careers.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a vision for ensuring that every California student will learn to read by third grade by the year 2026 during a virtual press conference on Tuesday
In an effort to keep adopted pets from returning to the shelter, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has launched a free online resource center to help pet owners who can no longer keep their pets.
The population of the city of Santa Clarita grew by 22.9% between 2010 and 2020, according to U.S. Census data released Monday that will be used to redistrict boundaries for various political offices in California.
The American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley held a Relay Rally at Westfield Valencia Town Center Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about its annual Relay for Life of the Santa Clarita Valley event on Saturday, Oct. 2.