Hoboken High School presents: Hairspray

Hoboken Students shine on Good Day New York

Once again the Hoboken High School Theater Program is a source of pride for the community despite efforts by certain members of the Board of Education majority to place it in jeopardy. Students performed numbers from Hairspray on Fox5’s Good Day New York this morning. Take a look at the talent cultivated by Theater Director Paula Ohaus, who says she was harrassed into her resignation, which has since been rescinded.

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Hairspray to be featured on Fox 5 Good Day New York

The wonderful cast and crew of Hoboken High School’s production of “Hairspray” last month is getting some media attention.

You may want to watch / DVR Good Day New York tomorrow morning – as Julie Chang’s GLEE remote will be live at Hoboken High School featuring the nationally recognized theater program. Director Paula Ohaus and the students who partook in Hairspray will be singing songs from the production for all to enjoy.

Hairspray at Hoboken High this weekend

Story originally published March 2011

Support the students of Hoboken High School (800 Clinton St.), and check out their production of the musical “Hairspray” this weekend.

You can attend one of four shows: Friday & Saturday at 8pm as well as Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for college students, $5 for High School students, and $2 for seniors.

Show synopsis:

Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, has only one passion–to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.

Hoboken High School’s Theatre Program has been winning statewide recognition since 1998 and its director, Paula Ohaus, won the Jimmy Award, from the Nederlander Alliances LLC and Pittsburgh CLO in June 2009. The award is named for James Nederlander, the legendary Broadway producer. Here is how her award was described:

“The Jimmy Award for an Outstanding Arts Education Program was presented to Paula Ohaus from Hoboken High School in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was nominated by Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. The award was created to honor a high school teacher or administrator who demonstrated an enduring commitment to quality performing arts education. Ms. Ohaus is an example of the consummate artist/educator. She proactively seeks opportunities for her students to see live theater and to learn about the creative process and business. She also runs a young critics program. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize to be used for the winner’s arts program.”

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10 Comments on "Hoboken High School presents: Hairspray"

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

You’ve made us proud. Congratulations.

HHSTHEATRELOVER
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HHSTHEATRELOVER

Bravo! Obviously, the kids and Ms O have earned the accolades they have received. Can you imagine how much bigger and better the theatre program could be if only it got the full support of the BOE?

LSchott
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LSchott

Congratulations guys!!! You did great even with that lady in the way. If only fox would stopped talking about glee. I seriously hate that show.

NorthKrissy
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NorthKrissy

The more I think about this whole situation, the more I believe those angry, spiteful board of education ladies need to hit the road. Hoboken is a beautiful community, with no room for this petty insider politicking. I can bet that none of them have a strong stable man in their lives, and it shows.

mooshu
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mooshu

Among other things… Great comment, NK.

These kids are delightful. Good for them shining like this![quote comment=”205980″]The more I think about this whole situation, the more I believe those angry, spiteful board of education ladies need to hit the road. Hoboken is a beautiful community, with no room for this petty insider politicking. I can bet that none of them have a strong stable man in their lives, and it shows.[/quote]

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