Poppy's First Show
Another blog written by one of you, the readers, this time it's Poppy Baxter who talks about seeing her first show, Hairspray.
Everyone has a few stand-out childhood movies, the ones that remind you now of your years then. My sister and I still share an intense love for the critically panned The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, she adored Bend it Like Beckham, my heart lay with Hairspray.
|Hairspray Movie Poster.|
The film was like candy, filled with sherbet dresses and catchy, cotton-candy tunes. Something about the film resonated with me, Tracy Turnblad’s confidence, beauty and strong voice empowered a chubby, frizzy-haired Pops and soon enough my sister was begging for a moments reprieve from my heartfelt car-ride renditions of ‘Good Morning Baltimore’.
|Production photo from Hairspray. Photo credit unknown.|
Now decidedly older, arguably more mature and somewhat less chubby than I was then, I still can’t help falling in love all over again when I listen to Hairspray. With a fuller understanding of the context of the show and the society it portrays, I feel even more grateful to have witnessed it at such a young age. Hairspray is a show about acceptance, love and making yourself heard, messages which seem all-too-relevant in current climates.