Hairspray: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Hairspray follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, an optimistic and plus-sized teenager with a passion for dancing. Despite the societal norms that favor slimmer figures, Tracy is determined to make her mark on a local TV dance show, “The Corny Collins Show,” and promote diversity and inclusion in the process. Her journey takes her through the world of dance, civil rights, and self-acceptance. Hairspray is a feel-good celebration of individuality and the power of change.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Size: 18+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1960s / USA (Maryland)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Marc Shaiman

Lyrics: Scott Wittman

Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2002)➝

Television Cast (2016)➝


Links

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

2000s, Based on a Movie, Feel-Good, Gospel, High SchoolMega Musical, One-Word, PopularRockSchoolTony Award


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