Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 02 December 2011 12:55
MISSION — After nearly three months of practicing, the Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) Harlequin Drama Club is ready to bring “Hairspray” to the stage. Nearly 60 students including actors, stagehands, lighting crew, director, band and the drama teacher are looking forward to seeing many happy faces in the crowd.
Drama teacher James Hodgson said this has been the largest production the club has done under his tutelage. Of the 60 members, 30 of them are freshmen.
“This is a difficult play because of the size. We haven’t had all at once, 50 people, or 45 people on the stage,” said Hodgson. “It’s complicated to get them all up there and busy…and it’s a lot of singing. There’s not a lot of dialogue.”