New Bedford Festival Theatre
Here are huge Broadway productions, right at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford.
“Hairspray” runs for seven shows, July 20-22 and 26-29. Since “Hairspray” is set in the early 1960s and deals with a young girl’s struggle to be a part of an “American Bandstand” type of teenage dance show an integrate her black friends into the proceedings, it is appropriate that the organizers will dedicate it to the late Dick Clark, a pioneer in advancing racial diversity on his daily teen dance show.
The festival in years past has brought mega-hits to the Z such as “Les Miserables,” A Chorus Line,” “Gypsy” and “Hair.”
This place is always alive with theater, no matter the season.
“ABBA: The Concert” takes the Z stage Aug. 8. The group features two of the original members of the ABBA rhythm section, has played all around the world, and cranks out iconic hits such as “Mamma Mia,” “Money, Money, Money,” and the signature “Dancing Queen.”
read the entire article in the July South Coast Insider