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The Hairspray Experience

Michelle Dowdy

August 18, 19, 20

Zoom Video Conference

3-day camp

Ages 10-18+

Tuesday, 8/18: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
Wednesday, 8/19: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
Thursday, 8/20: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
* each day has three 60-minute classes with two 30-minute breaks

$175 per person
*financial aid available to qualifying students
*special financing available

This online performing arts experience will explore the hit Broadway musical Hairspray with Michelle Dowdy, who played the role of iconic role of Tracy Turnblad on Broadway and is currently Madame Thernadier on the Les Miserables tour. Through text analysis, music, and movement we will perform from and learn about the Broadway musical and movies, Hairspray. We will also study clips and learn iconic choreography from the original production created by the legendary Jerry Mitchell. Additionally, some very special guest stars from the Broadway production will join us throughout the week including: Season 3 American Idol runner up Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), MADTV’s Paul Vogt (Edna), and Rupaul’s Drag Race Star Dwayne Cooper (Seaweed) to name a few. You won’t want to miss this legendary week. Mark your calendars!


Michelle Dowdy

MICHELLE DOWDY (Madame Thénardier). Broadway: Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad). Off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! Star of The Girlie Show: Circus & Burlesque (Chicago, Portland). MAC Award winner. Her acclaimed debut album A BRASS ACT available on iTunes. Love to Mom, NYC, and Jordan. @howdymissdowdy