Hermanus High School staged a performance of Hairspray from 8 – 10 May in the school hall. All three shows were well attended and elicited enthusiastic applause from their audiences.
The original film was made in 1988, with a Broadway musical following in 2002. Hairspray is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland and the musical follows an overweight, but optimistic girl, Tracy Turnblad, who wants to be on her favourite TV show, The Corny Collins Show (a teen dance show). She also rallies a protest against racial segregation, hoping to integrate the show with people of all races.
Among the most popular songs were Good Morning Baltimore, You can’t stop the beat and I know where I’ve been, all performed by the talented all-Hermie cast and the school’s choir. All aspects of the show were put together by the hardworking teachers, parents and students of Hermanus High.