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“Hairspray” to be performed on JC campus

The popular book-turned-movie-turned-musical “Hairspray” is coming to Jones County Junior College.  The story focuses on teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dancing escapades on a popular television program in 1960’s Baltimore.

Produced and directed by Jones instructor Jennifer Bruton and assisted by Bruce Smith, “Hairspray” will feature a cast of over 35 students.  This year, opening night will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. and the other performances will be held Saturday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m. and then again at 7 p.m.  The final performance will be Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Those who would like to see the performance can head to the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on any of the listed performance dates.  Tickets are $5 for children 17 and under and $10 for adults.   Of course, Jones students and faculty get in for free with the presentation of a valid school ID.

Cast of Hairspray 1-19

Tracy Turnblad – Kassidy Chandler, Laurel

Edna Turnblad- Special Guest-Harlan Mapp

Wilbur Turnblad – Lane Smith, Columbia

Penny Pingleton – Kendra Stevison, Lucedale

Purdy Pingleton/mom – Kalyn Bales, Stringer

Link Larkin – James Bilbo, Ellisville

Corny Collins-Special Guest- Bruce Smith

Seaweed J Stubbs – Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose

Little Inez – Avyana Russell, Houston, TX

Motormouth Maybelle – Denise McAdoo, Bay Springs

Motormouth Ensemble – Lacoby Keys, Moselle

Motormouth Ensemble – Zyion Pittman, Soso

Motormouth Ensemble – James “Mikey” Smith, Hattiesburg

Motormouth Ensemble – Derrick Williams, Laurel

Motormouth Ensemble – Nathaniel Gamblin, Waynesboro

Dynamite, Shayna – Keara Altman, Quitman

Dynamite, Kamilah – Auddsey Dantzler, Hattiesburg

Dynamite, Judine – Reagan Dukes, Laurel

Mr. Pinky/IQ – Jorge Castillo, Ellisville

Velma Von Tussle – Lauren Hankins, Laurel

Amber von Tussle – Addison Nelms, Brandon

Stooie & Seaweed Understudy – Khalil Herron, Laurel

Cindy & Little Inez Understudy – Jada Abraham, Brandon

Brenda – Coco Caldwell, Laurel

Duane – Krimel Chandler, Liberty

Gilbert – DeMoyndre Morgan, Houston, TX

Lorraine – KaLisha Carter, Waynesboro

Louann – Kamryn McGee, Hattiesburg

Shelley – Shaylee Thames, Petal

Spritzer – Caleb Pearce, Ellisville

Tammy – Sydney James, Waynesboro

Council/extra – Ella Barker, Hattiesburg

Council/extra – Jordan Butler, Ellisville

Beatnik/extra Pinkie – Layne Boykin, Waynesboro

Guard/flasher/Hotdog Vendor – Joshua Anderson, Leakesville

Pinkie/extra/matron – Lexie Floyd, Quitman

Principal/Bum – Matthew Haight, Mobile, AL

Gym teacher/Old lady – Emily Howard, Hattiesburg

by Alyssa Pearce

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