Hairspray

Just coming back from London where, in addition to work, I went to see the musical Hairspray. What a happy, joyful, anti-racist, anti-sizist bundle of great Sixties music, wonderful performances by Leanne Jones and Michael Ball and one of the only musicals I’ve been to where one felt the audience (which had many big, beautiful and blonde ladies in it) would break out dancing. They certainly were singing along.. A great show, not at all preachy with some great R&B, Motown and rock n roll inspired numbers. I can see real women (and I don’t mean just big girls, Tracey’s friend is long and lanky) loving this musical and men who love real women will love it too. It’s kind of what the Sixties should have been, and in many ways was..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairspray_(musical)

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