You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray is coming to town! Yep, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour and it’s stopping in Denver, Colorado. Follow 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad as she attempts to dance her way onto the most watched TV program in Baltimore in the 1960s. Can the world be changed by a girl with huge goals (and even bigger hair)?
Catch a live performance of Hairspray at the Buell Theatre from the 5th to the 10th of March, 2024! With the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” you’re certain to have a blast at this marvelous performance. So, if you’re looking to have a great time on Broadway, this is the show for you!
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“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times
“Brand new, perfect and more timely now than ever” – The San Diego Union-Tribune
“It sings wonderfully, is richly funny and dances up a storm.” – Chicago Critic
Hairspray opened in 2002 and went on to win a whopping eight Tony Awards the following year, including Best Musical. When it landing on the West End, it won four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Musical as well. It’s a non-stop action fun show that will have you moving to the rhythm in your seats all night long!
The tunes are all about ’60s dance beats and that cool “downtown” rhythm and blues vibe. The show kicks it back to 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, where the story unfolds. It’s all about this teenage dynamo named Tracy Turnblad, who’s got this wild dream of tearing up the dance floor on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance gig inspired by the real-life Buddy Deane Show. Now, when Tracy snags a spot on the show, boom! She’s suddenly the talk of the town, turning into an overnight sensation. Her fame sparks some social shake-up as Tracy goes all out to push for the show’s integration. It’s a wild ride of music, dance, and making a difference!
“HAIRSPRAY is a toe-tapping, dance in your seat, good time show with a message we still need to hear.” – BroadwayWorld.com
“a bang-up, non-stop rockin’ Tony Award-winning musical that makes audiences want to boogie on down the aisles.” – Centerstage
The cast will star Greg Kalafatas as Edna Turnblad; Caroline Eiseman as Tracy Turnblad; and Deidre Lang as Motormouth Maybelle. Joining the leaders of the show are Josiah Rogers as Seaweed J. Stubbs; Skyler Shields as Link Larkin; Ralph Prentice Daniel as Wilbur Turnblad; Andrew Scoggin as Corny Collins; Caroline Portner as Amber Von Tussle; Sarah Hayes as Velma Von Tussle; Scarlett Jacques as Penny Pingleton; Kaila Symone Crowder as Little Inez; Micah Sauvageau as the Male Authority Figure; and Emmanuelle Zeesman as the Female Authority Figure.
The rest of the ensemble includes Abigail Bensman, Connor Buonaccorsi, Ashia Collins, Joshua James Crawford, Scoob Decker, Craig First, Audrey Taylor Floyd, Gavin Guthrie, Alyssa Jacqueline, Leiah Lewis, Christy Oberndorf, Kynnedi Moryaé Porter, Caroline Purdy, Kalab Quinn, Josiah Thomas Randolph, Amy Rodriguez, Sage, Scott Silagy, Cara Torchia, Lilliannie Arie Urgent, and James Douglas Vinson.
“It’s a brand-new world we find ourselves in today, and HAIRSPRAY is meeting this challenge full-on with even more joy and purpose. Our fable of “The Little Dancing Engine That Could” is even more relevant than twenty years ago when it first burst onto the scene. With the renewed, refreshed energy of the unforgettable “Nina West” as Edna and 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! Come feel great and grateful once more!” shared Director Jack O’Brien
Choreographer Jerry Mitchell added, “HAIRSPRAY has always been about all of us dancing together! I am thrilled to welcome this NEW company of amazing #FULLOUT talents to lead the way as we dance across America with a message of inclusion and hope because ‘You really Can’t Stop the Beat!’”
“WOW! This is by far the best word to start off my description of the sparkling, perfectly cast production of “Hairspray”, the Broadway Musical” – Around The Town Chicago
“The show weaves elements of gospel with cabaret, pantomime, musical hall comedy and classic West End show musicality.” – The Guardian
With an original score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is based on the John Waters-directed and written New Line Cinema film. This production also features tour direction by Matt Lenz; tour choreography by Robbie Roby; set design by David Rockwell; lighting design by Kenneth Posner; tour lighting design by Paul Miller; costume design by William Ivey Long; hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, Richard Mawbey, and Bernie Ardia; sound design by Shannon Slaton; music supervision by Keith Thompson; and casting by Prather Productions.
Don’t miss out on seeing Hairspray live when it comes to Denver! Grab your tickets today!