For more than six years on Broadway and in the popular 2007 film adaptation, Hairspray delighted audiences the world over by transporting them to a candy-colored 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out-and change is definitely in the air. Now this throw-back to the classic musicals of yesterday comes to Tuacahn for the very first time, running now through September 4 and September 8 to October 20, 2012 at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
The musical features book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
, music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman
and lyrics by Scott Wittman
. Tuacahn's production is directed and choreographed by Derryl Yeager
Tracy Turnblad, the loveable plus-size heroine at the center of the story, has an unstoppable passion for dancing, and-much to her delight-she wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Virtually overnight she finds herself transformed from teenage outsider to local celebrity. But can this larger-than-life adolescent manage to defeat the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?
Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy featuring vibrant costumes, toe-tapping music, fabulous dance numbers, and a whole lot of heart. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this homage to one of the greatest eras of American music will delight old and young alike.
Photo credit: Lily Lim
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Erika Amato and Summerisa Bell
JP Sarro, Joline Mujica and James Royce Edwards
Chris Warren Gilbert and Noelle Marion
JP Sarro and Joline Mujica
Noelle Marion, Erika Amato, Summerisa Bell, JP Sarro, Joline Mujica, Chris Warren Gilbert, James Royce Edwards, Chyka Jackson and Chase Anthony Nichter
Joline Mujica and James Royce Edwards
James Royce Edwards, Joline Mujica, Chris Warren Gilbert, Noelle Marion and Erika Amato