The musical takes place in Baltimore in the early ’60s, when teenager Tracy Turnblad lands her dream role on the popular Corny Collins Show and becomes a dancing sensation overnight, crossing paths with a colorful array of characters along the way.
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The musical takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program. When, against all odds, Tracy (Baillio) wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
“First cast photo! I feel so excited and grateful to be a part of @nbchairspraylive!!!!” Garrett wrote on Twitter along with the pic.
Derek Hough heads into Pressed Juicery for an afternoon smoothie in Los Angeles on Friday (October 7).
The 31-year-old entertainer took a break from Dancing With The Stars practice with partner Marilu Henner for next week’s show.
“This week is going well so far. I was actually sick last week, so I’ve been recovering the past couple of days. I had a chest cough, which made me really nervous about my my voice, especially with Hairspray coming up in a couple weeks. But I’m feeling a lot better now,” Derek shared in his blog.
He added about how practice is going: “I’m going to take a different approach this week with Marilu. I want to have the movement come from her and have it be authentic and organic from her body. I’ll just be there to guide it. I want her to feel nonrestrictive and to feel like she can dance. We had two intense dances back-to-back, the tango and the paso, and I think the intensity was misinterpreted as stiffness in her mind. So with the Viennese waltz, we’re going to crank up the fluidity and the softness.”
Derek Hough‘s wet hair hangs in front of his face while playing the drums in the new “Kairos” video also starring violinist Lindsey Stirling.
The 31-year-old Dancing With the Stars pro shows off his amazing moves throughout the wet and wild video.
“The video is up officially ! And available on iTunes ! I am making these for the fans. Go check it out !! Original music and some dancin! And of course @lindseystirling !! I want to thank @kelseymccowan for teaching me the Tap and body percussion elements and expanding my dance vocabulary. @josephcmcqueen for the sick music productio. Love you bro,” Derek wrote on Instagram.
Make sure to watch the video of Derek performing the song live on the show!
Derek Hough – ‘Kairos’ Ft. Lindsey Stirling | Official Music Video
The 31-year-old pro dancer and entertainer took to Instagram over the weekend, opening up about the project with violinist Lindsey Stirling.
“I was recording a song with just drums in it when my friend @lindseystirling came by to talk about her video ‘Arena’. After we finished talking I asked her if she had her violin with her,” Derek wrote. “She went in the booth and just played around for 20 minutes which was incredible to witness. Before you knew it we had created a song.”
He added with another just ahead of the show, “Today’s the day!!! Special performance on @dancingabc and the release of my first concept video on my new YouTube channel. Original music , tap , body percussion , tango etc. With Violin by the incomparable @lindseystirling. It will be the first of many to come.”
Derek Hough flips Hayley Erbert around on stage during their performance at the MPTF 95th Anniversary Celebration with “Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars” held at MPTF Wasserman Campus on Saturday night (October 1) in Los Angeles.
The two pro dancers and Dancing With The Stars cast members performed a cool Singin’ In The Rain inspired number before Derek and another dancer took on a dramatic tango.
Derek Hough looks thoughtful as he gets ready to work on his skills at the studio on Friday (September 23) in Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old pro dancer was accompanied by his Dancing With The Stars partner Marilu Henner, and the two were also spotted hitting the studio the next day.
Derek recently opened up about his early days of dancing, saying he was “pretty much dragged to dance lessons” at first.
“I actually got into dancing against my will,” he told People, discussing how he is the only boy among four sisters.
Derek added that he is grateful for the extra push now, though.
“When you put music on and you start dancing, you start moving, you sort of lose yourself,” he shared. “But by losing yourself, you find yourself. There’s something about moving, especially moving to music, that I can challenge anybody not to feel something.”
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