Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
The show Hairspray will have you going gaga over the incredible and inspirational tale of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen who dreams of making it big. It's got everything you'd want for a fantastic evening at the theater: absolutely superb staging, top-notch performances, and some of the most ingenious, high-caliber attire in the history of show business. The show features some incredible rock beats and rhythm and blues grooves, making you want to get up and dance. There is a clear rise in the demand for tickets when a show receives multiple accolades, as this one has. The time to buy yours is now, so don't delay. Watch it on Friday 31st March 2023 at Keller Auditorium.
One can always depend on Hairspray to provide, and that means an amazing adventure, an astonishing cast, and, of course, some of the best music ever created for a musical.
Peculiar but fat Young Tracy Turnblad of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962, longs for a place on "The Corny Collins Show." She learns some of the black students' dance moves while serving detention with them and uses them to get on Corny's show. Tracy's sudden fame gives her a platform from which to promote tolerance and diversity in the press. Unfortunately, Tracy is continuously harassed by Velma, the network producer, and Amber, her popular but highly toxic daughter. After some time, Tracy is able to successfully integrate "The Corny Collins Show" with the help of likeable teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show).
In addition to its incredibly funny and charming performances, the uplifting message it conveys about accepting one's unusual self and moving forward is a big reason why Hairspray, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, is still one of the most spectacular staged shows today. We become inspired and engaged by Tracy Turnblad's story that we must stand up for the rights of all people, regardless of external differences such as race. You shouldn't lose out on this one, so purchase your tickets now.