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Finished Aug 7, 2011

Hollywood Bowl

Winner of 8 Tony Awards!


Finished Aug 7, 2011

Hollywood Bowl

Winner of 8 Tony Awards!

Why see Hairspray?

I can hear the bells!

Broadway's award-winning creative team is bringing 1960's Baltimore to stages across North America! That's right, the feel-good musical is heading back on tour and bringing ample amounts of Hairspray with it. The Tony award-winning musical, which inspired the blockbuster film, will be brought to a new generation of theatre-goers by director Jack O'Brien. So, get ready to make your hair big and dance to the beat with Tracy Turnblad in style!

What is Hairspray About?

Welcome to the 60s! Change is on the horizon and the civil rights movement is gaining strength. Baltimore's Tracy Turnbald is a big girl, with big hair and an even bigger dream; to be a dancer on the Corny Collins Show. With new friends in unlikely places, Tracy's optimism and determination helps her to fulfil this dream, but of course - it won't come easy.

Along with a full-hearted story, Hairspray is piled bouffant high with glowing soundtracks which features tracks 'I Can Hear The Bells', 'Good Morning Baltimore' and 'You Can't Stop The Beat' which make this musical an unmissable instant classic.

So shake those hips in this direction and don't miss Hairspray when it comes to town!

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.


Hairspray is fine for elementary through college age kids. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted.

Run Time

2 hours 40 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.


Finished Aug 7, 2011


Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) as Edna Turnblad 
Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad
Sandie Lee as Motormouth Maybelle
Charlie Bryant III as Seaweed J. Stubbs
Nick Cortazzo as Link Larkin
Ralph Prentice Daniel as Wilbur Turnblad
Billy Dawson as Corny Collins
Ryahn Evers as Amber Von Tussle
Addison Garner as Velma Von Tussle
Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton
Joi D. McCoy at Little Inez
Sydney Archibald as Peaches, Dynamite
Kelly Barberito as Tammy
Tommy Betz as Fender
Helene Britany as Shelley

Caroline Eiseman, Melanie Puente Ervin, Craig First, Alex Fullerton, Annie Gagen, Carly Haig, Lauren Johnson, Sabrina Joseph, Greg Kalafatas, Kyle Kavully, Matthew J. Kelly, Mclaine Meachem, Faith Northcutt, Nicholas Dion Reese, Sage, Micah Sauvageau, Clint Maddox Thompson, Jade Turner, Mickey White and Emmanuelle Zeesman


Original Director - Jack O'Brien (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

Choreography - Danny James Austin

Scenic Design - David Rockwell

Costume Design - William Ivey Long

Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner

Sound Design - Shannon Slaton

Music - Marc Shaiman (Martin Sort: Fame Becomes Me)

Lyrics - Mark Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me)

Book - Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan


Winner of EIGHT Tony Awards®

including Best Musical!


Customer reviews

11 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle

Welcome BACK to 1962 Hairspray The Musical

Saw the show tonite May 17, 2023 and it was wonderful- funny- relevant- and heart-warming with great singing and dancing! Nina West was wonderful as Edna Turnblad, , as were the actors who played Wilber, Tracy, Link, Penny, and Seaweed! And the Dynamites and Motormouth Mabel were fantastic!! The sound however was a problem at times with crackling, volume, and mics going in/out- seems to be a tech/engineer issue, not a performer one. It was a wonderful night at the Dolby in LA! ... Read more


Fantastic but sound issues

Loved the production, the cast was amazing. We had decent seats 1/3 back row O Sounds was muffled and hard to hear the words. Not just me…others commented Keller needs to work on this. ... Read more

Cindy Bennett


This show was high energy, crowd captivating, toe tapping, amazingly strong and talented touting group that absolutely nailed this show! One of the strongest shows I’ve seen in a while! So glad I went!🎶❤️🎶 ... Read more
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