HAIRSPRAY the Musical
June 8-24, 2018
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville
book Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan | music Marc Shaiman | lyrics Scott Whitman & Marc Shaiman
directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Barry R. Norton
musically directed by Sarah Giordano | choreographed by Jeni Donahue
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Based on the 1988 John Waters film and then inspiring a return to the big screen in 2007 Hairspray, a winner of eight 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, pleasantly-plump 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. Can she use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her hairdo?