The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray JR. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray JR. is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.
It's 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream — to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.
Hairspray JR. is filled with a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers.
Performance Dates: August 14th through August 23rd
(Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm)
WACA's Opening - new safety measures in place
WACA Center for the Arts is run by WACA and the building is used only for WACA camps and programs. Due to our programs being small and having a large field and outdoor area that is also for our use we are able to effectively manage the needed safety precautions and still host a wonderful camp program.
We are building cubbies where each student/camper/actor will place their personal belongs. There will be a container in each cubby with pencils, markers, paper, highlighter that will be assigned to that student ONLY. We will be placing marks on the floors to keep social distancing guidelines for learning dances and for singing.
Masks will be required whenever possible. Singing is not possible with masks and we are going to use face shields when not outdoors. We will also be placing chairs on marked spots in a safe distance from each performer. Whenever possible we will host classes outdoors. Temperatures must be less than 85 degrees and not raining. We will have additional water and shade stations available outdoors. Windows will be kept open in the facility when it is possible.
We have two sinks in each bathroom. In addition, we have a handwashing sink in our main activity room as well as our kitchen. Sanitizer or handwashing will be required at the beginning of each activity rotation.
At the check in desk a staff member will take an electronic reading of every camper. Any camper above 99.5 will not be allowed to attend camp that day or until 24 hours fever free. There will be a list of symptoms and when your child is signed in part of that is your signing that your child is not displaying those symptoms before checking into camp that morning or the day prior. Masks are required when entering the building. We will have face shields for campers that do not have them. We ask that campers supply their own masks.
Sanitizer or handwashing will be REQUIRED when entering the building and when exiting. Sanitizer or handwashing will be required at the beginning of each activity rotation.
The maximum number of students in our musical theater program will be 25 for Seussical Kids and 29 for Moana Jr. Groups will be 10 or less. Visual Art Camps accept a maximum of 12 students. Our camps maintain a maximum ratio of 6:1 (Students to staff). Staff will wear masks whenever possible. Singing sections will require our staff to use face shields.
The regular camp forms and links will be sent shortly. WACA is grassroots, self-funded not for profit that relies heavily on our affordable summer programs to meet the financial needs of our organization. With volunteers heading our administration WACA Center for the Arts uses program fess to pay our artistic and camp staff, supplies, show rights, insurance, and all administration costs. If you are unable to attend camp this year, we would greatly appreciate applying your camp fees to another WACA program or as a gift card you may save for future use, including next summer.
We are following the CDC, State of Maryland DHMH and Anne Arundel County Health Department guidelines to provide a safe and fun summer camp experience for your children. With added guidance from the American Camping Association (ACA) and a local pediatrician our safety measures and small program size will give your kids time to make friends, learn need skills, and express themselves through the arts.
West Arundel Creative Arts (WACA) is a nonprofit arts organization with the goal to bring classes, events, performances, and arts of all kinds to Western Anne Arundel County. Even if you don’t live in West County, you are welcome to participate in our classes and shows, attend our events, or volunteer at our center of the arts.
$12.00 - General Admission
$9:00 - Students/Seniors/Military
*Seating is limited to ensure safe distancing*