Hairspray, The Musical  

By Mark Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Jennifer S. Holmes

The Robinson Theatre
Wednesday-Saturday (March 5-8) 8:00p.m.
Sunday (March 9) 2:00 p.m.

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"Hairspray, The Musical," is a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. In "Hairspray," it’s 1962, the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, ‘The Corny Collins Show’ and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the ’60s!

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.

 

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