Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013
6th Annual Media Reform Summit
UEPI is co-hosting, with Common Cause and several other groups, the 6th Annual Media Reform Summit.
Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will be the keynote speaker and the topic (enormously important for our interest in L.A.) is about the future of the L.A. Times ("Good Grief: Who's Going to Cover L.A. Now" -- espcially if the Koch Brothers or Rupert Murdoch take control of the paper this summer!) Good grief, indeed!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical
Based on the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters
The world of the '50's is changing, television is going from black and white to color, and Baltimore dance fanatic, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad wins a place on a local TV dance show and becomes one of the “Nicest Kids in Town”. Her exuberance bubbles over, but when she learns that she’s not the only one who “some people” want to keep away from the cameras, she sets out to turn Civil Wrongs into Civil Rights, so that everybody at the party can dance together on screen.
HAIRSRPAY, The Broadway Musical is John Waters’ cult film turned into the hit Broadway musical comedy of the new millennium. The winner of 8 Tony awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Olivier Awards, this show introduced some of the most popular Broadway tunes of the last twenty years, including: "Good Morning Baltimore", "I Can Hear the Bells", "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs", "Welcome to the 60’s", "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful", "(You’re) Timeless to Me", "Without Love", “You Can’t Stop the Beat!”
book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Additional performances are April 19 & 21 at 7:30pm, April 20 at 12:00pm, April 26 & 28 at 7:30pm and May 18 at 8:30pm