2015-2016 Season

HAIRSPRAY | February 5 - February 21

Quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the "Corny Collins Show." When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on the show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one's skin and fight for every human being's equal rights.


Rated: T for Teens and Above

Directed by Colton Dennis

Musical Direction by Dennis Brown

Playhouse Merced presents HAIRSPRAY
photos by Shawn Overton


Tracy Turnblad: Katy Uyeno

Edna: Jim Kocher

Wilbur Turnblad: Austin Worden

Corny Collins: Ryan Dziadosz

Penny Pingleton: Rachel Pearre

Velma Von Tussle: Dianne Kocher

Amber Von Tussle: Madison Mitchell

Link Larkin: Baylor Browning

Seaweed J Stubbs: GB Blackmon III

Little Inez: Niara Jones

Motormouth Mabelle: Elena Carter

Prudy Pingleton/Principal/Gym Teacher/Matron:

         Bridget Mitchell

Harriman F Spritzer/Mr. Pinky/Guard: Pedro Lara


Haley Paulissian

Emmaleigh Irish

Colby Hanning

Hannah Borges

Tyler Botill

Alfonso Garcia

Isaiah Flores

Chris Espinoza


Latia Winfrey

Teresa Berry

Myisha Reed


Amanda Perkins

Katy Damigo

Piper Randall

Chelsea King

Rivie Cervantes

Jordalin Jenkins

Danielle Carranza

Kalani Perez

Joshua Lizarraga

Aaron Jenkins II

Albert Iniguez


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