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Dublin High School Students Land Roles in PCRT Production of Hairspray

May 8, 2012

Chris Harral and Patrick Wallace, both members of Dublin High School’s Drama Club, recently learned they’d landed roles in the upcoming Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre‘s production of the popular musical “Hairspray”. Chris Harral, a senior at Dublin High, will perform the role of Link Larkin (played by Zac Efron in the movie adaptation), and Patrick Wallace will be a “Nicest Kid in Town” dancer. Performances run July 13-29 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts and tickets are on sale now.

Joy Sherratt

Director and choreographer Joy Sherratt, “With ‘Hairspray’ being such a popular and thrilling show to perform in, PCRT had over 150 actors audition for our production from all over the Bay Area. I was pleasantly surprised by two Dublin High School talents, Chris Harral and Patrick Wallace and was able to cast them in our production. This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for them to work with top actors in the Bay Area and a professional production team. My hope is that it inspires them to continue training and performing in the arts!” Ms. Sherratt, also an accomplished actress, was recently seen on the stage in the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Last 5 Years” at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Chris Harral

Chris Harral, “I am super stoked to be involved with such a large and professional production. This will definitely be a new challenge for me but I am looking forward to learning from an amazing cast and production staff. Hairspray is a very special and unique show and I think its great for Patrick and I to be able to be a part of it representing Dublin together!”

Chris recently won first place at the Ohlone College High School Theatre Festival for an excerpt from “The Merchant of Venice” and has performed in numerous Dublin High School Drama Club productions, and also appeared as “Jason” in the Contra Costa Civic Theatre of “Rabbit Hole” last month.

Patrick Wallace

Patrick Wallace, “I’m so excited to start working on this show. The whole cast and staff seem absolutely amazing and talented, I’m actually a little bit intimated. But I’m really looking forward to getting to work with people of this standard and I’m ready to learn all I can.”

Patrick was recently a finalist at the Ohlone College High School Theatre Festival for the dance routine “First Moon” with fellow Dublin High student Danielle Moon. Patrick has also appeared in multiple Dublin High School Drama Club productions. Patrick spent part of last summer at the California State Summer School for the Arts where he continued his theatre arts training.

Dublin High School Drama Director Bryant Hoex, “I’m excited for both Chris and Patrick to have this opportunity with the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre as they continue expanding their theatre arts knowledge and networks. Knowing they both aspire to professional careers in the performing arts, their continued success does not surprise me. Both of these young men are Dublin High Drama Club officers who’ve played numerous leading roles here at DHS, and they’ve each taken the initiative to supplement what they’ve learned in our shows and classes with outside dance courses, summer workshops and performances with community theatre groups. I’m proud of both of them and look forward to seeing the show!”

Tickets are on sale now (available here) and performances run July 13-29 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.

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