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Aspen Times Weekly: Most Anticipated Summer Arts Events, 2017

June 8, 2017

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‘Hairspray’ has been on stages around the world, been adapted into a feature film and last winter became a must-see live TV event. But it’s never been shrink-wrapped into a cozy theater like the Hurst, where the John Waters cult hit-turned Broadway smash will run all summer.”

(June 8, 2017)

MOST ANTICIPATED: THEATER

"Hairspray," presented by Theatre Aspen

The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park

June 27-Aug. 19

This modern Broadway classic and endearingly upbeat tale of '60s nostalgia and integration has been on stages around the world, been adapted into a feature film and last winter became a must-see live TV event. But it's never been shrink-wrapped into a cozy theater like the Hurst, where the John Waters cult hit-turned Broadway smash will run all summer with Taylor Hartsfield as the plump and plucky Tracy Turnblad and Kevin Carolan as her mom, Edna.

AND DON'T FORGET: "The Trump Card" and "Angry Alan" at Aspen Fringe Festival, Aspen Black Box Theatre (June 10-11) … "Linda" at Aspen Fringe Festival, Aspen Black Box Theatre (June 12) … "The Memory of Water" at Thunder River Theatre, Carbondale (June 15-July 1) … "Building the Wall" at Aspen Ideas Festival (June 27) … "Sex with Strangers" at Theatre Aspen, (July 6-Aug. 12) … "The World According to Snoopy" at Theatre Aspen (July 13-Aug. 15) … "The Mad Show!" at Aspen Theatre Festival (Sept. 8-16).