New Jersey Stage

Monday, July 4, 2011

Phoenix Productions Presents HAIRSPRAY At The Strand Theatre

(Lakewood, NJ) – The historic STRAND Center for the Arts and Phoenix Productions present Hairspray.  Phoenix Productions, the award-winning community theatre organization, will present the hit Broadway musical, Hairspray at the Strand Theater in Lakewood on July 30th.  This delightful summer musical is set in 1962 Baltimore, and is chock full of toe-tapping Sixties-style production numbers and downtown rhythm and blues. Hairspray played more than 2500 performances on Broadway and won eight Tony Awards.
The Phoenix revival features a cast of 45 area performers lead by Mary DiGangi of Howell as Tracy and Gian Carlo Durland of Long Branch as Edna. The supporting cast includes Danielle Goldstein of Forked River as Amber, Anthony Marone of Freehold as Link, Brynn Mosello of Morganville as Penny and Diane Parker of Laurence Harbor as Mabel.  The production features full sets and costumes and a live orchestra. 

Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  Tickets are $20-$29 (plus service charges).
Phoenix, a Red Bank-based non-profit community theatre organization, has produced more than 100 revivals of hit Broadway musicals over the past two decades. More information is available at

Make your ticket reservations online at or call 732-730-5925.  The STRAND box office, 732–367-7789, is open on Thursday and Friday, between 12 pm and 5 pm and 3 hours before each show.  The PHOENIX box office can be reached at 732–747–0014.
The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.