Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
You'll be foaming at the mouth over the incredible and inspiring story of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen with high aspirations of making it big in the musical Hairspray. Exceptional staging, stellar performances, and some of the most inventive, high-quality props in the history of show business are all here to make for a captivating evening at the theater. Some seriously contagious rock beats as well as rhythm and blues grooves will have you up on your feet and grooving during the show. When a show wins multiple awards, like this one has, there is a noticeable spike in want for tickets, and of course, no one in their right mind would want to miss out on something this special. So, don't wait any longer; now is the time to complete your purchase for a showing at Keller Auditorium on Thursday 30th March 2023.
Fat, unorthodox Tracy Turnblad lives in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, and desires to perform on "The Corny Collins Show." She learns some of the black students' dance steps while serving detention with them and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracy's instant success gives her a channel to promote for racial equality in the media. Tracy is unceasingly harassed and bullied by Velma, the network producer, and Amber, her popular but venomous daughter. With the help of teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show), Tracy fruitfully integrates "The Corny Collins Show." In addition to its humorous and telegenic performances, the energizing message it conveys about accepting one's unique self and moving forward is a big reason why Hairspray, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, is still one of the most commonly staged shows today. In spite of physical differences, such as skin color, the uplifting and intriguing story of Tracy Turnblad calls us to fight for the rights of all people. This is why Hairspray is a must see for everyone! Nothing will make you happier than coming to the Keller Auditorium on Thursday 30th March 2023.