Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
The incredible, epic tale of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen who desires to make it big will leave you swooning in Hairspray, the musical. It has all the makings of an amazing evening out: the set design is flawless, the acting is superb, and the costumes are among the most inventive and elaborate ever seen in the entertainment business. There are some pretty incredible rock beats and rhythm and blues grooves in this show, and you will find yourself wanting to get up and dance. When a show receives various nominations and awards like this one, it's no surprise that demand for tickets intensifies. Don't wait; buy yours right here before it is too late. You can catch it live at Keller Auditorium on Wednesday 29th March 2023.
There's always something new to experience in Hairspray, thanks to the wonderful story, stellar performances, and, of course, the spellbinding score. Unlike any other over-weight teen in Baltimore, Maryland, Tracy Turnblad only wants one thing in life: to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." While doing detention with her school's black students, she quickly learns some of their dance routines and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracey, who became famous overnight, uses her newly found platform to advocate for racial equality.
Like many things in life, things are not always easy, and for Tracey, network producer Velma and her popular but poisonous daughter Amber stand in her way. As the plot thickens, we see that Tracy successfully incorporates "The Corny Collins Show," with the help of teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show). The Tony Award–winning musical Hairspray is one of the best loved musicals today not only because of its beauty and humor, but also because of the awesome message it conveys about embracing one's uniqueness and forging a path ahead. With the understanding of Tracy Turnblad's story, we can see past superficial differences like race and fight for all people's right to basic dignity.