JCC CenterStage presents "Hairspray"

By MARK GRUBA | mgruba@wroctv.com

Published 07/18 2014 12:40PM

Updated 07/18 2014 12:59PM

The JCC CenterStage will present "Hairspray, The Musical" July 19-27 in Rochester.

Artistic Director Ralph Meranto discussed the production Friday on News 8.

"Hairspray, The Musical" is based upon the popular John Waters cult film of the same name.  It explores the impact on 1962 Baltimore when a plus sized dancer tries to end race segregation on television.  Meranto said it's no coincidence the production will take the stage on the 50th anniversary of the Rochester race riots.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 19 at 8pm
Sunday, July 20 at 2pm

Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm
Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Saturday, July 26 at 8pm
Sunday, July 27 at 2pm

Tickets are $26, students $18, JCC members save $2.  For more information or to order tickets call (585) 461-2000 or, click here.

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