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PHOTOS: Into the ’60s with ‘Hairspray’ at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord

  • Rachael Smith, playing Tracy Turnblad, in the opening scene of Hairspray during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Rachael Smith, playing Tracy Turnblad, in the opening scene of Hairspray during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Cecily Braley, as Tammy, shoots hairspray into the air during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Cecily Braley, as Tammy, shoots hairspray into the air during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • The cast returns to their spots after taking a photo together during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    The cast returns to their spots after taking a photo together during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Rachael Smith (bottom left) as Tracey Turnblad and Juliet Greenwood, as Penny Pingleton, bop around in front of Adam Messinger, playing Edna, (top left) during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Rachael Smith (bottom left) as Tracey Turnblad and Juliet Greenwood, as Penny Pingleton, bop around in front of Adam Messinger, playing Edna, (top left) during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Isaias De Los Santos, as Seaweed J. Stubbs, sings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Isaias De Los Santos, as Seaweed J. Stubbs, sings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Zach Speigel, who plays Link Larkin, waits in the wings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Zach Speigel, who plays Link Larkin, waits in the wings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Adam Messinger as Edna Turnblad during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Adam Messinger as Edna Turnblad during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • The Corny Collins Council members during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    The Corny Collins Council members during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Rachael Smith and Rowan Ferrier as Tracy Turnblad and Corny Collins watch as Zach Speigel as Link Larkin (right) sings a song during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Rachael Smith and Rowan Ferrier as Tracy Turnblad and Corny Collins watch as Zach Speigel as Link Larkin (right) sings a song during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Rachael Smith, as tracy Turnblad, kisses Zach Spiegel, as Link Larkin, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Rachael Smith, as tracy Turnblad, kisses Zach Spiegel, as Link Larkin, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Members of the Corny Collins Council dance during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Members of the Corny Collins Council dance during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • A school scene where they're playing scatter dodgeball during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    A school scene where they're playing scatter dodgeball during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Carla Sinclair, as Motormouth Maybelle, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Carla Sinclair, as Motormouth Maybelle, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Rachael Smith and Zach Speigel as Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Rachael Smith and Zach Speigel as Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Rachael Smith, playing Tracy Turnblad, in the opening scene of Hairspray during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Cecily Braley, as Tammy, shoots hairspray into the air during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • The cast returns to their spots after taking a photo together during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Rachael Smith (bottom left) as Tracey Turnblad and Juliet Greenwood, as Penny Pingleton, bop around in front of Adam Messinger, playing Edna, (top left) during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Isaias De Los Santos, as Seaweed J. Stubbs, sings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Zach Speigel, who plays Link Larkin, waits in the wings during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Adam Messinger as Edna Turnblad during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • The Corny Collins Council members during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Rachael Smith and Rowan Ferrier as Tracy Turnblad and Corny Collins watch as Zach Speigel as Link Larkin (right) sings a song during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Rachael Smith, as tracy Turnblad, kisses Zach Spiegel, as Link Larkin, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Members of the Corny Collins Council dance during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • A school scene where they're playing scatter dodgeball during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Carla Sinclair, as Motormouth Maybelle, during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Rachael Smith and Zach Speigel as Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin during the dress rehearsal for Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

At their dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon, just hours before their first performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, the young cast of the production of Hairspray showed how they went back five decades. The Broadway musical takes place in the 60s and addresses issues of equality and justice in energetic and humourous way. The show kicks off RB Productions’s 11th annual summer theatre season. The first performance of the Hairspray was last night and two more performances will take place today at 2PM and 7PM. The company will continue with shows such as Cinderella Jr., Fiddler on the Roof Jr., and Into the Woods throughout their season.

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