Published On: Tue, Jul 1st, 2014

Tamara Nolin delights crowd in Patel Conservatory’s ‘Hairspray’

Hairspray, Broadway’s Big Fat Musical Comedy Hit, opened to a sold out show. The energy in the crowd was palatable as people tittered on the edge of their seats waiting for it to start. The stage was set with 60’s television sets to the left and the right and 60’s commercials playing over the audience.

Tamara Nolin Hairspray photo Patel Conservatory“Good Morning Baltimore” greeted the crowd and set the stage for the beloved story of Tracy’s rise to teenage stardom. The 60’s are here and change is in the air. The audience cannot help but fall in love Tracy (Tamara Nolin). Her big hair and open heart seem to bewilder her mother (Dylan Riverio). Tracy auditions and manages to get her self onto the Corny Collins Show.

Once attaining teenage fame and gaining the interest of the boy she was after, Tracy realizes isn’t enough. Tracy and her new friends attempt to single handily force the Corny Collins Show to become integrated. Her antics land her, as well as her parents and friends, in jail.

No to be deterred, Tracy infiltrates the Miss Teen Hairspray finals with her friends. While she wins the hearts of the voters she also changes the demographic of her favorite TV show fulfilling her dream to “make every day Negro day”.

The actors and actresses did a great job bringing this musical to life. Most notable was the voice of Mekeia Butler who played the character of Motormouth Maybelle.

This production was fun to watch and reminds us all that the size of bodies or the color of our skin is not what decides our happiness.

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