Broadway Theatre Leauge of Utica is proud to present the musical comedy phenomenon, HAIRSPRAY, performing at The Stanley Theatre on April 26th & 27th.
The winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards® including Best New Musical, HAIRSPRAY is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore who is ready to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
HAIRSPRAY is led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad and Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and features the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences.
“It’s a brand-new world we find ourselves in today, and HAIRSPRAY is even more relevant than twenty years ago when it first burst onto the scene. With the renewed, refreshed energy of the unforgettable ‘Nina West’ as Edna and a whole new generation of wildly talented kids across the board, we cannot wait to raise the roofs once more with dance, joy, music, and that glorious, famous, energy-packed score!” shared Director Jack O’Brien.
Choreographer Jerry Mitchell added, “HAIRSPRAY has always been about all of us dancing together! I am thrilled to welcome this NEW company of amazing FULLOUT talents to lead the way as we dance across America with a message of inclusion and hope because ‘You really Can’t Stop the Beat!’”
HAIRSPRAY is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, who served as a creative consultant on the musical comedy. It features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and original scores by Academy Award® nominated Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Broadway Theatre League of Utica provides arts entertainment as well as educational and cultural experiences for the Central New York region. Founded in 1957, Broadway Utica exposes the community to high-quality live theatre and the performing arts, while also providing opportunities for youth to participate in, and benefit from this exposure.
For tickets, visit our box office at 258 Genesee St., Lobby Level, call Broadway Utica at (315) 624-9444 or purchase online at broadwayutica.org.