Paramount Theatre Seattle | Seattle, Washington
A dance-loving, resolute teenager's dream of success will make your heart melt in this awesome tale called Hairspray, the musical. It has all the hallmarks of an incredible time out, and you can expect to witness the most stunning visuals and a cast dressed in the most jaw dropping costumes the industry has ever seen. This show is so catchy that you will find yourself swaying along to all the outstanding rock beats as well as the rhythm and blues grooves. The show has received so many awards and nominations that it should come as no surprise that tickets are in such high demand. Be sure to get yours here for a showing at Paramount Theatre on Tuesday 4th April 2023.
Hairspray always delivers, and that encompasses an incredible story, an outstanding cast, and, of course, some of the most triumphant music ever written for a musical. Tracy Turnblad, an out-of-the-ordinary over-weight teen from Baltimore, Maryland, has one aspiration in life: to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." She discovers some of their dance routines while serving detention with the school's African-American students and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracy, who became an overnight sensation, uses her newfound celebrity to promote racial equality on the show. Tracy is targeted and verbally abused by Velma, the network producer, and her popular but venomous daughter, Amber.
As the story unfolds, Tracy successfully incorporates "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). Hairspray, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, is one of the most done musicals today not only because of its elegance and humor but also because of the hopeful message it sends about adopting one's differences and moving forward. Tracy Turnbald's amazing story inspires us to look beyond superficial differences like skin color and advocate for the basic human rights of all people.