Sunday, May 26, 2002

For the first time, Seattle is being used as an out-of-town try-out city for a big Broadway musical. It's HAIRSPRAY, the big John Waters' ffilm that's making the jump to the stage at the 5th Avenue Theater from now until June 23rd. I am not a big fan of musicals, but HAIRSPRAY looks interesting to me as it isn't all syrup and sweetness, and I endorse anything that raises Seattle's cred as a place you can test theater professionally. It's a thorough article by Misha Berson, who is the doyenne of theater in Seattle, and I bet she's as excited as I am that Broadway is turning their attentions there.