The Mountain Xpress is happy to announce the winners of our ticket give away for the Broadway National Tour of Hairspray, performed at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Asheville resident Diane Pennington spent 25 years working in professional theater and shares a passion for the stage with her six-year-old daughter. Pennington wrote to Xpress: “My daughter is already a theatre fanatic with stars in her eyes — she can sing ‘Honeybun’ at the top of her lungs and has been nagging me to see Hairspray since she heard about it. Please help her reach for the stars by allowing her to see young people doing this professionally.”
Brent Brown and his daughter, who plans to be a theater major once she graduates from high school, are thrilled to see Hairspray performed in their hometown. Brown wrote to the Xpress: “My daughter saw the movie and fell in love with it. We can’t make it to New York, so having this musical available here would be a blessing and to see it for free, doubly so! (She’s also a big John Waters fan, especially since seeing Cry Baby with Johnny Depp.)”
Lori Theriault is excited to take her goddaughter, an aspiring actress, to Hairspray. When entering the contest Theriault told Xpress: “My young goddaughter loves the theater, and this is just the sort of experience that would inspire her for her dream.”
And last but not least, Jeremy Carter. Carter is a self-proclaimed “theater geek on a limited budget.” Carter also wrote: “I’m a blogger and will give mad props to the Xpress if I win. And I’ll make you all cookies.”
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for entering our online ticket give away. Enjoy the show. And Carter, there are over 40 employees at the Xpress who expect cookies!