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LNT and Christ Church Team Up to Welcome Hairspray to the Community and the Community to Hairspray! Mon Apr 4

March 29, 2016
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The biggest show in Lost Nation Theater's history is launching!
With the 27 Actor-Singer-Dancers on-stage just the tip of the iceburg -

collage of artists part of LNT's Hairpray

Christ Church is hosting a Party:
Welcome The Hairspray Project to the Community and the Community to Hairspray!

 

FREE! Monday, April 4, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
Christ Church is at 54 State Street Montpelier

Christ Church, Montpelier will be hosting a Welcome Reception for the cast of Hairspray Monday, April 4th from 7 – 8:30 PM. Put on your best early ‘60’s outfit. Come nosh on retro fare. Meet the actors! The first 20 people to arrive will win a free can of hairspray courtesy of Myles Court Barbershop.

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. Winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical! Family-friendly musical comedy set in Baltimore, 1962 – piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful, soulful songs and also dealing with issues of justice and acceptance.

Often thought of as a “fluff” piece, Hairspray works on a deeper level. To celebrate these themes of acceptance, there will be a short presentation at 7:30pm which will include introduction of the actors & creatives, perspectives on acceptance from: LNT Artistic Directors Kim Bent and Kathleen Keenan, actors and representatives from the Peace & Justice Center, VT Works for Women, Outright Vermont and Christ Church.

Then we’ll mix, mingle and party some more!

27 actor-singer-dancers star in Hairpsray and LNT is bringing 12 of the pro’s in from across the country. From NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and Georgia come vocal & dancing sensations Lauren DePuy, Leon Evans, Monique Scott and more making their LNT debut. Returning to LNT are Nick Bombacino and Shawn Sturdevant. They join Vermont professionals Taryn Noelle, G. Richard Ames, and others, as well as a dozen Vermont high school students. Lost Nation Theater is thrilled to have this opportunity to bring so many artists and organizations together to participate in this extraordinary community-building event.

At its General Convention the Episcopal Church passed Resolution C019 Establish a Response to Systemic Racial Injustice. Christ Church has recently presented a series Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. There are many ways to engage in the conversation around racial justice and reconciliation. What better way to start than with theater?