Paramount Theatre | Seattle, Washington
You'll be going bananas over the incredible and inspiring story of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen with dreams of making it big in the musical Hairspray. Impressive staging, stellar performances, and some of the most inventive, high-quality props in the history of show business are all here to make for a thrilling evening at the theater. Some seriously infectious rock beats as well as rhythm and blues grooves will have you up on your feet and bopping during the show. When a show wins multiple awards, like this one has, there is a noticeable spike in need for tickets, and of course, no one in their right mind would want to lose out on something this special. So, don't wait any longer; now is the moment to make your purchase for a showing at Paramount Theatre on Thursday 6th April 2023.
There's always something new to experience in Hairspray, thanks to the wonderful story, stellar performances, and, of course, the truly memorable score. Unlike any other fat teen in Baltimore, Maryland, Tracy Turnblad only wants one thing in life: to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." While doing detention with her school's black students, she quickly learns some of their dance moves and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracey, who became famous overnight, uses her newly found platform to advocate for racial equality.
Like many things in life, things are not always easy, and for Tracey, network producer Velma and her popular but poisonous daughter Amber stand in her way. As the story unfolds, we see that Tracy successfully integrates "The Corny Collins Show," with the help of teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show). The Tony Award–winning musical Hairspray is one of the best loved musicals today not only because of its beauty and humor, but also because of the awesome message it conveys about embracing one's uniqueness and forging a path ahead. With the understanding of Tracy Turnblad's story, we can see past superficial differences like race and fight for everyone's right to basic dignity.