The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Tony®-winning Dallas Theater Center join together for an unprecedented new collaboration to produce the Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY in the Winspear Opera House. HAIRSPRAY will be the first title on the Center’s Broadway Series 2018/2019 season, which will be announced in full on Sunday, March 11.
HAIRSPRAY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan. Music by Mark Shaiman. Lyrics but Scott Whittman & Marc Shaiman. Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters. Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. Arrangements by Mark Shaiman. Directed by Joel Ferrell. Music Direction by Vonda K. Bowling.
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show”. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
HAIRSPRAY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Generously underwritten locally by Thompson & Knight Foundation, funded by the partners of Thompson & Knight, LLP