Hairspray delights audiences by sweeping them away to 1960’s Baltimore where the 50’s are out and change is in the air. Lovable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Over night she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess (without mussing her hair of course!)?
The musical features an original score by Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’) and Scott Whittman. Their songs take Tracy from the soundstage of a ’60s-style dance show to the streets of Baltimore to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop.
directed by Toby Orenstein
choreography by Mark Minnick
• Tracy Turnblad – Celia Blitzer
• Edna Turnblad – Lawrence B. Munsey
• Wilbur Turnblad – David James
• Corny Collins – Jeffrey Shankle
• Link Larkin – David Jennings