Come on down to EPAC this summer to "Hear the Bells"! Hairspray opens July 20, 2017!

July 20 - August 5

HAIRSPRAY at EPAC is an Explosion of Sheer Joy

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation

EPAC’s ‘Hairspray’ lifts audience (and hair) to new heights

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review

Review: Ephrata Performing Arts Center's 'Hairspray' leaves a pep in your step

Jenelle Janci, Lancaster Online

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

Ephrata Performing Arts Center to present 'Hairspray,' a show 'that embraces you'

Jenelle Janci, Lancaster Online
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BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC

Marakay Rogers,

Hairspray will run from July 20, 2017, through August 5, 2017, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at online or by calling 717-733-7966 x 1.

Thursday night shows are at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 - $32.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Win a keepsake poster commemorating Hairspray

Hairspray Show Poster

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew! Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Hairspray.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Hairspray with the drawing to be held closing day, August 5. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Edward R Fernandez
Asst. Director / Choreographer - Trish Corcoran
Music Director - Zach Smith
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Set Designer - Braden Hooter
Lighting Designer - Jeff Cusano
Sound Designer - Albert Garcia
Properties - Keith Eyrich
Costume Designer - Mercedes Mercano
Wig Designer - Kate Willman


Tracy Turnblad - Ali Fleming
Link Larkin - Alexander Gawn
Edna Turnblad - Edward R Fernandez
Corny Collins - Jordon Ross Weinhold
Penny Pingleton - Maya Burdick
Velma Von Tussle - Lynne DeMers Hunt
Amber Von Tussle - Casey Pry
Seaweed J Stubbs - Ian Sanchez
Little Inez - Zenobia Decoteau
Motormouth Maybelle - Davina Lopez
Wilbur Turnblad - Bob Checchia
Prudy Pingleton / Adult Ensemble - Robin Payne
Mr. Pinky / Guard / Adult Ensemble - JP Welliver
Gym Teacher / Matron / Adult Ensemble - Lisa Harris
Harriman F. Spritzer / Principal / Adult Ensemble - Michael Swanson

Nicest Kids in Town - Ensemble
Rachel Gloss
Josiah Mayer
Heidi Carletti
Marina Perrotti
Curtis Hall
Zach Haines
Sarah Lala
Jake McClellan
Jared Mazeika
Jessie Reynolds

The Dynamites
Irena Riley
Daphnee McMaster
Starleisha Gingrich

General Ensemble
Angel Wratto
Ekow Eshun
Ethan Remiel
Brett Devlin
Veronica Fatusin

Hairspray is sponsored by:

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



More Information


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Box Office
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Address (Physical)
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Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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