May 20 performance is sold out.
Hairspray the Broadway musical opens Thursday, May 11 at Burnsville High School in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Hwy 13.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious daughter, Amber. With the help of teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show.
Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.
Directed by Amy Stead, performances run May 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m., and there is a matinee showing on May 14 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are available online here: Hairspray Tickets. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door; however, it is likely that some performance will be sold out.
Tickets are $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 Students and One91 badge holders are free.