Edna Turnblad

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    At Plano Children's Theatre, They've Shampooed All the Black Kids out of Hairspray

    You need two things when you do the musical Hairspray: a fat girl to play the lead character, Tracy Turnblad, and a bunch of African-American kids to play the African-American kids. There are about a dozen roles for young black performers in this show, plus one for a big black lady who closes out th ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 18, 2011

    Hairspray: A Spritz of Fun

    Wig out on a family friendly adaptation of John Waters' kitschy original.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Southwest's Up and Down Day

    Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, in a photo that ran on Southwest's blog around Halloween Kind of a good news-bad news Wednesday for Southwest Airlines. On the one hand, in today's New York Times there's a really flattering piece about Southwest's chief executive, Gary Kelly -- who, says the paper, "transf ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006