Santa Ana, CA (November 2017)

You Can’t Stop the Beat!

Arts & Learning Conservatory’s production of Hairspray striking a chord in 2017!

Costa Mesa, CA – The Arts & Learning Conservatory launches its 14th season with the big musical production of Hairspray. With a 60’s inspired score this production aims to show the parallel between the civil rights movements in the 60’s and what’s going on in our world today.

Produced by CEO, Debora Wondercheck, with Directing by Vanessa Evans, Musical Director, Charley Miller and choreography by Haley Bass.

HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 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 the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnbald has only one desire to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When the host offers her a spot on the show, she is immediately thrust into stardom as a candidate for the Miss Teenage Hairspray competition. But Tracy’s got bigger dreams. On top of beating the competition for Miss Teenage Hairspray and winning the heart of teen king Link Larkin, she plans to bring the civil rights movement to the studio by integrating the network. You will tap your feet to the beat as Tracy and friends triumph over high school bullies, racism, and enemies everywhere of big girls with big hair.

The show will be performed at Godinez Theater in Santa Ana and runs for one week; November 16th-19th.  Tickets are available Online at for $15-$20, or at the door for $20-25. Call the Arts & Learning office at (714) 728-7100 for more information or group rates.

ARTS & LEARNING CONSERVATORY, a non-profit arts organization, founded in 2004, the award-winning conservatory has served the Orange County community offering high quality instruction in acting, voice, instrumental instruction and theater productions. We have developed Afterschool Programs, Musical Camps and School Productions.  Classes occur on school campuses to all students regardless of their background or experience, allowing them to accessibility to the arts and opportunity to excel with confidence!