SING-A-LONG-A HAIRSPRAY is a screening of the 2007 film starring John Travolta as Edna Turnblad with on-screen lyrics, so EVERYONE can join in.
It’s Baltimore and it’s 1962 – what better time and place for big-hearted Tracy Turnblad to indulge her passion for DANCING! Based on the film of the smash-hit stage show (now running in the West End), Sing-a-long-a Hairspray is a wild, noisy, fun filled experience. Dance in the aisles, boo Velma and be amazed at John Travolta’s fat suit. This is the show where no amount of hair products will stop you letting your hair down and there are NO RULES.
Starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah and our own live host, who will lead you through all the special magic moments.
Conc & Groups: £11.00
Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £5.00
How to get there:
Chelmsford Civic and Cramphorn Theatres
Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song?
The Singalonga shows are your chance to let your hair down with a whole auditorium full of other people – in the case of Hairspray, no amount of hair products will be able to stop you!
Sing-a-long-a Hairspray is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other Ednas, Tracys, Links and Motormouth Maybelles.
The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Costumes are not compulsory but they are highly recommended and you will be amazed at the inventiveness on display. The host will then show you how to use your free goody bag throughout the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions (such as hissing Michelle Pfeiffer, yelling “Cheese” at Corny Collins and, of course, cheering on Tracy).
Then, you sit back and watch the 2007 movie with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your hearts out. The audience takes over as the star of the show from this point and almost anything can happen – the first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES!
It’s not compulsory to dress up but many people do and it really adds to the fun. Dip into the wardrobe of your imagination and surprise us with your creation.
There is a 30-minute pre-film show during which the host leads you through a vocal warm-up, prepares you for special moments throughout the film and judges the fancy dress competition. Everyone receives a free goody bag with special props for the “magic moments” that make the evening go with a bang.
With pre-show, Sing-a-long-a Hairspray lasts about 2 hours 45 mins, with an interval.
This takes place after about one and a half hours and lasts for 15 minutes. Most venues we play at have a bar, which is usually open throughout the evening (please check with venue before arriving).
Suitability for children
Hairspray is a PG certificate film in the UK and is suitable for all, with parental guidance.