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You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. 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 integrate a TV network – with the help of her doting inventor Dad – and all without denting her ‘do!

Director: John Menter
Choreographer: Lorinda Haver
Musical Director: Warren Helms

Tracy Turnblad – Melanie Porras
Edna Turnblad – Richard Colonna
Wilbur Turmblad – Jonathan Fishman
Link Larkin – Michael Fernandes
Amber Von Tussle – Amanda Braun
Penny Pingleton – Emily Phillips
Seaweed Stubbs – Lyle Dungee
Corny Collins – Eric Harper
Motor Mouth Maybelle – Mimi Francis
Velma Von Tussle – Cindy Chait
Little Inez – Amber Palmer

Roosevelt Park – Edison, New Jersey

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