Tampa, FL, February 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Actress and singer Martina Sykes lives up to her role as one third of the Dynamites in the Show Palace's production.
Hairspray is set in 1962, just as the Civil Rights Movement was gathering steam. One of Tracy's two desires in life is to be on the Corny Collins Show, the other to hook up with the show's sublime, but cocky dancer-singer, Link Larkin. When Tracy meets the tall, handsome Seaweed J. Stubbs (the tall, handsome Jesse Smith) in detention hall, she learns the dances she needs to catch both Link's eye and Corny's. In gratitude — and just because she thinks it's the right thing to happen — Tracy vows to integrate the Corny Collins Show.
Before receiving her bachelor’s degree in public relations with an outside concentration in theater from the University of Florida, Martina graduated from Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. She recently ended her first long-run production of Infinity Theater’s “Little Shop of Horros” where she earned excellent reviews.
Martina was first seen playing Bonnie in the Broadway workshop Raindogs.
Located in Hudson, Florida, the Show Palace is affiliated with Actors' Equity Association.