Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable, plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. But how can she hold her own with the cool, sleek girls on Corny's show? Tracy is encouraged by her oversized mother, joke-shop-owning father, and dorky friend Penny, and inspired by the dancing of the black kids at her school. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She competes for Miss Teenage Hairspray and the love of heartthrob Link Larkin, beats out the preening princess, Amber Von Tussle, and succeeds in integrating the TV show's dance floor. Let the civil rights revolution begin! View photos below!
The Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray features such favorites as "Welcome to the 60s," "Good Morning, Baltimore," "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" and "You Can't Stop the Beat."
Starring Erin McCracken as the unstoppable Tracy and Tad Wilson, is donning his heels to play Edna Turnblad. Bruce Rebold is appearing as Wilbur, Kara Dombrowski as Amber, Ann Van Cleave as scheming villain, Velma Von Tussle, Pat McRoberts as Corny Collins, Stacie Gogo as Penny, Tripp Hampton as Link, Inga Ballard as Motormouth, Elgin Giles as Seaweed, and Sydni Beaudoin as Little Inez.
The Ensemble features: Tamala Baldwin, Dianna Barger, Sabrina Bradley, Scott Calagno, Fatye, Dana Glaus, Mia Michelle McClain, Joe Moeller, Nick Nelson,Terry Palasz, Paul Sabala, Madison Turner, Kistopher Stanley Ward, and Correy West.
The production is Directed and choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford, who had been at the helm for several WBT productions including Beauty & The Beast, Gypsy and Singin' In The Rain. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone, the Associate Director/Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl, Set & Costumes designed and constructed by Michael Bottari and Ron Case. Set Coordinator is Steve Loftus, Costume Coordinator is Gail Baldoni, Hair/Wig Design is by Gerard Kelly, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Jonathan Hatton. Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and the Assistant Stage Manager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy's Props.
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Tripp Hampton as Link Larkin and Erin Mcracken as Tracy Turnblad