Community Performance Series Seeks Volunteers & Items for Summer Musical 'Hairspray'


Community Performance Series is seeking help to find props for its production of "Hairspray," which will run from July 23 to July 27. CPS is also inviting volunteers to sign up for ushering and backstage opportunities.

The organization is searching for a late 1950s console TV (such as Zenith), early 1960s cash register, metal garbage cans with lids, and sections of chain link fence. The television and cash register do not need to be operational. CPS will arrange for pick-up and return of the items.

CPS also invites anyone interested in ushering or working backstage to sign up soon, as positions are limited. In addition to providing much-needed assistance, volunteers also earn free admittance to the performance.

If you have items to donate or are interested in volunteering, please phone (315) 267-2412 or email

Community Performance Series is a college-community partnership presenting world-class performing artists and arts education opportunities in Northern New York. This rich mixture of programming links communities, classrooms and audiences of all ages and preserves access to the performing arts for future generations. For more information, visit

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