Kristina Burge plays the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Pinelands Players will be staging Hairspray the Musical at the Artscape from Saturday February 2 to Saturday February 16.Based on Hairspray, the 1988 cult classic film, Hairspray the Broadway Musical has been reproduced worldwide with its tale of love and acceptance.The story follows teenager Tracy Turnblad in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Tracy, with her considerable Jackie O-inspired hairdo, dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. After initially being rejected, Tracy’s determination lands her on the show, but despite rocketing to local celebrity status she faces discrimination for her opinions, weight, choice of friends and hairdo. Determined to be the change she wants to see, Tracy uses her position to challenge social perceptions and bring about the racial integration of the show. “It may be a volunteer show, but with our very talented cast you are not going to see an amateur show, you are going to see a professional production,” said Pinelands Players chairperson, Laura Bosman. “Pinelands Players is a community theatre society with a long, proud, award-winning history, spanning more than 70 years. “We don’t do this for money, but for the love of theatre.”Tickets cost from R185 to R225. Book through Computicket.
288 Views no discussions Tweet Share The Hon Prime Minister has confirmed that of 16 of the island’s confirmed cases, only nine are active since seven have recovered and have been discharged.In a brief address to the nation on Saturday evening, Hon Skerrit disclosed that two more people have recovered since Friday.According to the World Health Organisation, two negative tests within 24 hours qualifies as a recovery.Since Friday, three more contacts have been identified and eight have been cleared.That leaves 25 contacts left under investigation, five less than Friday.Three more people have been admitted into Government quarantine, most likely the three newly-identified contacts. Sharing is caring! CoronavirusLocalNews Recovered Cases Jump to Seven by: – April 12, 2020 Share Share
By tim morris Staff Writer JEFF HUNTLEY Aberdeen’s Dulce Drapkin crosses the line as the women’s winner of the first Autumn Amble on the grounds of the former Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital on Saturday. The inaugural Marlboro Autumn Amble had a familiar winner, South River’s Dave DeMonico. DeMonico picked up where he left off two weeks ago at the Bayshore 5K Classic in Holmdel when he captured the Marlboro Autumn Amble on Saturday. It added to the already impressive list of area road race victories for the busy South River runner. The Marlboro Autumn Amble was a 5K run through the picturesque grounds of the former Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, off Route 520. DeMonico was not seriously challenged in this cross-country type race, taking the lead early, as is his m.o., and cruising to the win in 16:12. Former Marlboro High School runner Josh Lunde was DeMonico’s nearest pursuer, taking second place after a 17:07. Third place went to Mike Simonetti of Old Bridge (17:58). Aberdeen’s Dulce Drapkin was the women’s champion, turning in a 21:22. Like her male counterpart, DeMonico, Drapkin’s win was decisive. Nina Gutkowski of Princeton was second (22:04), just ahead of former Manalapan High School runner Maya Levy (22:05). Age group winners among the men were: 12 and under, Ben Forrest, Jackson (21:51); 13-17, James Coomber, Marlboro (18:53); 23-27, Michael Krot, Union Beach (21:47); 28-32, Bob Reilly, Morganville (20:37); 33-37, David Johnson, Madison (18:46); 38-42, Swidam, East Brunswick (18:19); 43-47, Samuel Lawrence, Newark (18:59); 48-52, John Scherf, Scarsdale, N.Y. (21:14); 53-59, Rich Marino, East Brunswick (20:31); and 60+, Mike McDonnell, Middletown (22:25). Age group winners among the women were: 12-and-under, Lisa Picascia, Holmdel (22:21); 13-17, Staci Myfield, Forked River section of Ocean (24:07); 18-22, Kelly Kuntz, Edison (27:50); 23-27, Denise Wepprecht, Holmdel (24:17); 28-32, Leslie Grider (23:44); 33-37, Kim Machkin (26:14); 38-42, Susan Arendt, Ocean (22:43); 43-47, Bonnie Kabajra, Lake Hopatcong (27:07); 53-59, Bunny McDonnell, Middletown (24:12); and 60+, Gloria Baggley, Basking Ridge (32:17). Local finishers included Marlboro’s Nick Reed (21:38), third in the 13-17 division; Fair Haven’s Jim MacPhee (22:46) and Aberdeen’s Maurice Wehller (26:04), second and third in the 28-32 division; Colts Neck’s Paul Pierre (19:40) and Matawan’s Patrick Applegate (20:34), second and third in the 33-37 division; Englishtown’s Jim Jensen (23:17), third in the 48-52 division; Colts Neck’s Jon Kopko (23:00), third in the 53-59 division; and Morganville’s Jim Sullivan (24:18), third in the 60+ among the men. The other local women were: Marlboro’s McKenzie Reed (26:54) and Matawan’s Karen Zahray (41:40), second and third in the 12-and-under division; Sayreville’s Gina Gilandrillo (27:39), third in the 13-17 division; Monroe’s Kelly Perkins (27:30), third in the 23-27 division; Port Monmouth’s Mary Fisher (26:33) and Howell’s Pam Cavcino (27:04), second and third in the 33-37 division; Holmdel’s Antonetta Picascia (27:23), second in the 43-47 division; and Hazlet’s Panse Geer (25:27), second in the 53-59 division. In the racewalking section the winner was Betsy Moore (35:41). The Jersey Shore Running Club and the New Hope Foundation coordinated the Roadrunners Club of America-certified event. Proceeds from the race benefit the New Hope Foundation programs for fighting drug and alcohol abuse.
Liverpool striker Divock Origi has joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.The 22-year-old Belgium international has struggled for regular game time in three seasons at Anfield.He is despirate for more regular football ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Russia, and he has secured a move to Germany in a bid to boost his chances of international selection.A number of clubs were linked with the Belgian, with the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle United, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen reportedly keeping tabs throughout the summer.There had also been talk Liverpool may use Origi as a makeweight in any potential deal for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.But Wolfsburg made a late play for the Redman and quickly wrapped up a loan deal, which was confirmed by Liverpool on Thursday afternoon: 1 Divock Origi has left Liverpool on loan Good luck, @DivockOrigi! Striker joins Wolfsburg on season-long loan: https://t.co/S4MDA3FffX pic.twitter.com/Z4oLyMBUVe— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 31, 2017