Arts

“Can”t Stop the Beat” at Broadway in the Park

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This year”s Broadway in the Park musical is about acceptance and change – and the Suwanee Performing Arts production is modeling a few changes of its own: This year”s performances are free to the community!

A talented cast of young artists will stage Hairspray, the upbeat, foot-tappin” musical that takes its audiences back to turbulent times in 1960s Baltimore. Come to Suwanee Town Center Park Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, to root on lovable, larger-than-life teen Tracy Turnbald as she manages to vanquish a reigning princess, integrate a television show, and find true love – singing and dancing all the while with nary a hair out of place!

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. with the production of an original mini-musical Rapunzel”s Twist, a delightful retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale with a 1960s twist.

Suwanee Performing Arts Executive Director Patti Etherton says of Hairspray: “The message is phenomenal. The story of love and acceptance and even taking those that don”t fit the cultural norm and bringing out the best in everybody – it”s a great message, a great story that we all need to hear and be reminded of. It”s a classic.”#

Broadway in the Park will continue to serve as a Suwanee Performing Arts fundraiser in that donations will be requested at each performance and a drawing will be held. In addition, refreshments will be available for purchase.

Bring your neighbors, blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets to Town Center Park for Hairspray and Rapunzel”s Twist. No alcohol may be brought to Town Center Park, nor will alcoholic beverages be available for purchase at these productions.