CHS ‘Hairspray JR.’ production ends this weekend

Some 400 people have already experienced the Clinton High School’s production of the Broadway musical “Hairspray” adaptation and more will have the chance this weekend as “Hairspray JR.” returns to the CHS Auditorium for its second and final week with three shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“It went really, really well,” said director Valerie Wiltberger, who also teaches 9th-grade English at the school as her day job. “It’s been our biggest weekend on a show since I took over the program. Everyone did a great job and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

The light-hearted musical is set in 1960s Baltimore and follows a dance-loving teen who becomes an overnight sensation. The Broadway musical, which ran for 2,642 shows from 2002-09, was based on the 1988 film written by John Waters and starring Ricki Lake and the late Sonny Bono.

Showtimes for this weekend are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors over 60. Children ages 4-under will be admitted free.

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