The Broadway Musical January 20 - February 21
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film directed & written by John Waters
Directed by Amber Mak
“So much fun…pure energy…must-see…Dean’s List ‘A'”
Dean Richards, WGN-TV & Radio
“Infectious beat…Broadway-size spectacle…
worth the trip? Absolutely”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Larger-than-life…an engine of motion…highly recommended”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Dynamite! This production shines”
Alan Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance her way onto Baltimore’s smash hit TV show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Every day after school, she and best friend Penny bee-line home to watch the cool kids shake the rafters to the hottest tunes on Collins’ program.
When a dance slot opens on the show, Tracy gets help from her friend Seaweed, who puts enough groove in her step to win that dream role – and life is never the same again. But Tracy doesn’t rest on her stardom, instead she uses her new celebrity to racially integrate the TV show and change the lives of Baltimore folks forever.
Based on the John Waters hit movie, Hairspray is a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin’ tunes and explosively colorful costumes – plus some really cool hairdos. More importantly, under all the glitz, Hairspray reminds us of the importance of individuality and the acceptance of one another: a wonderful message to share with everyone.
Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes, includes one 15-minute intermission
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theater unless they attend a specific designated children’s show.
Out of respect for the artists and in adherence to the union rules we are contractually obligated to enforce, all photography and video recordings of the stage, as well as of the production itself (including audio recording) are strictly prohibited. This policy will be enforced.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
CLICK HERE to take a look at the Opening Night Reception for Hairspray.
MEET THE CAST
We are pleased to welcome an elite cast of 30 with 22 new faces making their Paramount Theatre debut. CLICK HERE
PREMIUM GUEST EXPERIENCE
Upgrade your night out with the Premium Guest Experience. Enjoy open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the show and during intermission in an exclusive private area. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Bring home a piece of Paramount’s biggest season yet. From t-shirts to magnets to mugs and more, we’ve got something for everyone. Be sure to visit any of the Broadway Merchandise stations in the Grand Gallery during intermission, before or after any Broadway performance. CLICK HERE to check out all our available merchandise.
SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at Hairspray on Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. To reserve your tickets, call 630.896.6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Sign Interpreted Performance.
DID YOU KNOW?
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