Hairspray tickets have been available for several shows at theaters around the country in recent years, and this production has taken several markets by storm due to its unmatched quality in several respects. Although the launch of the show was relatively recent compared to other classics, Hairspray has already taken its well-earned spot among the elite Broadway productions. A look at a few aspects of the show below will help explain why Hairspray will be an integral part of the theater scene for years to come.
About the Story
Hairspray is the story of a girl named Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer who hopes to earn a place on a local television show called the Corny Collins Show. The show is actually based on a Baltimore-based program called the Buddy Dean Show in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tracy is an unknown in the dancing world when she auditions, but she is chosen for a spot and against long odds becomes a dancing celebrity nearly overnight. Tracy is emboldened by this newfound status, and she decides to use her fame to make positive changes to the program. The fundamental basis for these positive changes involves race. Tracy wants to racially integrate the program, and as one could imagine, she is met with much resistance.
Hairspray tickets first became available at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle before its successful run led it to the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway August 15, 2002. The play continues to run on Broadway, and has made several successful tours of the United States in order to meet demand.
The story itself is based on the 1988 movie by John Waters of the same name, and theater fans and experts alike have raved about its quality in several respects. That respect was shown in tangible form when the theater production won an incredible eight Tony Awards in the following disciplines: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, Best Performance by a Leading Actress, Best Performance by a Featured Actor, Best Costume Design and Best Direction of a Musical.
As a result of this nearly-unprecedented level of success, the show is currently being adapted into a musical film that’s set for release in 2007. If you’d like to see a true modern Broadway classic, Hairspray tickets will provide you with everything you could ever hope to experience with a night at the theatre.