Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

Lyrics by

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Music by

Marc Shaiman

Book by

Thomas Meehan, Mark O'Donnell

The musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It’s Baltimore in 1962, and lovable plus-size heroine Tracy Turnblad’s passion for dancing pays off as she wins a spot on the popular TV dance program “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she is transformed from social outcast to teen celebrity, but this larger-than-life adolescent must then vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the affection of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate the TV network (which has a “Negro Day” once a month but is otherwise segregated) – all without mussing her hairdo. Rock to the hit songs MamaI’m A Big Girl NowI Can Hear the BellsWelcome to the 60sYou’re Timeless to MeWithout LoveBigBlonde and BeautifulI Know Where I’ve Been, You Can’t Stop the Beat, and, of course – It’s Hairspray.


is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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