The past two months have been something of a whirlwind preparing for HCST's production of Hairspray. Tonight is opening night, and I am excited to join this community once again to put on a wonderful show.
Hairspray is set in Baltimore; the year: 1962. Tracy Turnblad, a local teenager, desperately wants to dance on the Corny Collins show with the "Nicest Kids in Town." This fun show follows her adventures in the midst of a community embroiled with racial tensions. Lightheartedness meets poignancy.
I had the opportunity to do some promotional photography for the show, to go along with various write-ups in local newspapers. It was a good challenge to try and coordinate with various leads and production members to get their photographs, and I learned a fair amount in the process.
My continued attempts at bettering my graphic design skills resulted in this movie poster for the show:
Come check out Hairspray this weekend and next!