Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Stephen Stearns with Taylor Patno, Alisa Hauser, and Alli Lubin
Friday 7/5 at 7pm
Saturday 7/6 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 7/7 at 2pm
Tuesday 7/9 at 7pm
Wednesday 7/10 at 7pm
Thursday 7/11 at 7pm
Friday 7/12 at 7pm
Saturday 7/13 at 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: $11 students, $13 seniors, $15 adults
The 1950's are out and change is in the... HAIR! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her new-found power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
While an extremely upbeat musical about hair and dancing, "Hairspray" also hits on some more serious subjects. The definition of beauty, body image issues, and racial prejudices of the time - Baltimore, 1962 - are major themes in the production.
NEYT's senior company will perform the production, with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Hairspray, based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, was first produced on Broadway in 2002 and ran for over 2,500 performances, closing in January 2009 and inspiring the 2007 film version starring John Travolta.
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