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hairspray penny and seaweed meet the press

THIS MONTH MARKS ten years (!) since Hairspray hit cinemas. And knew there was no truer love than that between Penny and Seaweed. Meet Seaweed J. Stubbs and Penny Pingleton! Aubrey White and Emma Fritz! # airspray #ashtagHairspray Hairspray-Ashland Productions Ashland. Meet the cast from Hairspray Live on Played by Harvey Fierstein. Penny Pingleton. Played by Ariana Grande. Mr. Pinky. Played by Sean Hayes.

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One notable difference between the stage musical, the original film, and the film version of Hairspray is that Tracy does not go to jail in the version thus eliminating the musical's song "The Big Dollhouse". In both previous incarnations of Hairspray, Tracy is arrested and taken to jail along with the other protesters. Edna is presented in this version as an insecure introvert, in contrast to the relatively bolder incarnations present in the film and the stage musical.

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The song now serves as Wilbur's apology to Edna, in addition to its original purpose in the stage musical as a tongue-in-cheek declaration of Wilbur and Edna's love for each other. I'm big, blonde and beautiful! A reprise of the song was added to the film, which is sung by Edna and Velma.

hairspray penny and seaweed meet the press

After auditioning over eleven hundred candidates, [30] Nikki Blonsky a high school student from Great Neck, New York was chosen for the lead role of Tracy. She had no previous professional experience in acting or in singing. Blonsky had auditioned for the role because it became her dream to play the role of Tracy after seeing the musical on Broadway. Relative unknowns Elijah Kelley and Taylor Parks were chosen through similar audition contests to portray siblings Seaweed and Little Inez Stubbs, respectively.

John Travolta was finally cast as Edna, with Christopher Walken ultimately assuming the role of Wilbur. Jerry Stillerwho played Wilbur Turnblad in the original filmappears as plus-sized women's clothes retailer Mr. Pinky in this version. Some of the signs for the s-era stores remain up along the street.

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Toronto's Lord Lansdowne Public School was used for all of the high school exteriors and some of the interiors, while the old Queen Victoria School in Hamilton was also used for interiors. Scenes at Queen Victoria were shot from November 22 to December 2, and the school was scheduled to be demolished after film production was completed.

Several scenes involving Tracy, such as her ride atop the garbage truck during the "Good Morning Baltimore" number and her new hairstyle during "Welcome to the '60s", are directly inspired by the Barbra Streisand musical film version of Funny Girl.

This is homage to The Sound of Music, where Maria uses old curtains to make play clothes for the von Trapp children. The film is one of the top picks on Metacriticwith an average of Without somebody like Nikki Blonsky at the heart of the movie, it might fall flat, but everybody works at her level of happiness Shenoi also said that the film was everything he wanted Grease to be. John Travolta as Edna Turnblad," saying "How you feel about Hairspray will depend entirely on your reaction to this performance Hayley Anne Norris shines in the lead role.

hairspray penny and seaweed meet the press

She captures the innocence, charm and optimism of a girl just trying to embrace integration, and she has the singing and dancing chops to boot.

Norris says playing Tracy is a dream come true. They have to be a fun, bigger, outrageous personality girl.

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That exactly what draws you to Tracy. It's an iconic role and one that hits home for McFarland, who says his mother struggled with being a bigger woman in a world that caters to the slender and petite.

hairspray penny and seaweed meet the press

The lesson, McFarland says, is to get comfortable in your own skin, and that's what the cast hopes the audience will walk away with.

As Amber von Tussle, Laura Landrum packs a powerhouse voice in her petite frame, but its her painted-on permasmile that really brings her spoiled-white-brat persona to life.

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And Jaclyn Bethany effortlessly captures the quirky awkwardness of Tracy's best friend, Penny Pingleton. Once she's got the right people in the right roles, Reynolds says, the creative process becomes collaborative.

She works to bring out the talents of the cast members, calling her directing style "a process of mutual discovery. That's how you make it your own.