#8 Hairspray
05/30/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $35+
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: This new North American tour of Hairspray is helmed by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, both of whom were behind the original hit production in 2002. “It’s a brand-new world we find ourselves in today, and Hairspray is even more relevant than twenty years ago when it first burst onto the scene,” O’Brien says. “With the renewed, refreshed energy of… a whole new generation of wildly talented kids across the board, we cannot wait to raise the various roofs once more with dance, joy, music, and that glorious, famous, energy-packed score.” ===Hairspray===, based on the 1988 John Waters movie, is set in 1960s Baltimore and tells the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad as she tries to dance her way onto the most popular show on television. The current cast is led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from RuPaul’s Drag Race) as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Sandie Lee as Motormouth Maybelle. Joining them are Charlie Bryant III as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Nick Cortazzo as Link Larkin, Ralph Prentice Daniel as Wilbur Turnblad, Billy Dawson as Corny Collins, Ryahn Evers as Amber Von Tussle, Addison Garner as Velma Von Tussle, Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton and Joi D. McCoy as Little Inez. The New York Times deemed the show “Fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful.” -KCM

From the venue:

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
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