Miami Trace High School musical season is underway and practices for the production “Hairspray” are in full swing as the cast prepares for the upcoming performances on April 13, 14 and 15.
This musical, set in 1962, was chosen by Miami Trace High School vocal music director Holly Stanley as well as Robin Hart to commemorate the last musical in the current high school, which was built in 1962. Nyleah Trimmer has choreographed the music for the ensemble and the cast is busy learning all of the dances, songs and lines.
“We picked Hairspray because it is set in 1962, the same year the current stage hosted its first musical,” Stanley said. “We are inviting alumni back to the Saturday night performance for a reception and a quick dance rehearsal. Anyone who has ever performed a musical at Miami Trace is welcome to come back and dance the finale on Saturday’s performance. We will also have on display over 300 photos of all of the musicals from 1962 to 2018.”
Reserved seats are currently available for the Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 performances, which begin at 7 p.m., at ShowTix4U.com for $10. General admission seating will also be available for all three performances and costs $6. The Sunday, April 15 performance is only general admission.
“Hairspray is a wonderful musical full of humor and a lot of heart, and though it is set in 1962, it still carries an incredible message still relevant for our world today,” Stanley said. “The students rehearse every day. They are working very hard and I can’t wait for our community to see them.”
Organizers continue to encourage the community to come to Miami Trace High School and step back in time to the 1960s to help the cast and crew celebrate this wonderful show and their final performance at the current Miami Trace High School. A new high school is currently under construction.
“It is bittersweet leaving our current building, there are so many memories,” Stanley said about this being the final musical in the current building. “I am looking forward to air conditioning, and I’m sure the audience will greatly appreciate more comfortable seats.”
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