2014 Spring Musical
Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.
When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show.
Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.
Welcome to Norwalk High School!
We have many exciting activities planned this year. I look forward to meeting you and your children and working closely with you in order to make your child's experience with the Norwalk High School Music Department a positive one.
Included in this packet is the Choral Calendar, the Additional Extra-Curricular Activities, Grading Rubric, Assertive Discipline Plan, and required concert attire details.
Please go over this carefully with your child so they clearly understand the expectations of this course.
Choral Calendar (Updated 9/3/13)