Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
The incredible, inspiring story of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen who wants to make it big will leave you swooning in Hairspray, the musical. It has all the makings of a brilliant evening out: the set design is absolutely perfect, the acting is superb, and the costumes are among the most inventive and elaborate ever seen in the entertainment business. There are some truly remarkable 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 innumerable nominations and awards like this one, it's no surprise that demand for tickets ramps up. Don't wait; get yours right here before it is too late. You can catch it live at Keller Auditorium on Saturday 1st April 2023.
Hairspray always delivers, so expect an epic plot, an incredible cast, and, of course, some of the most awesome music the industry has ever seen.
Extraordinary and rather dumpy Tracy Turnblad is a young woman in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland who dreams of appearing on "The Corny Collins Show." While in detention with the black students, she picks up some of their dance routines, which helps her land a place on Corny's show. Tracy's overnight fame provides her with a launch pad from which to champion racial equality in the press. The network producer, Velma, and her popular but venomous daughter, Amber, relentlessly poke and bully Tracy.
Eventually, Tracy successfully integrates "The Corny Collins Show" with the aid of teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show). Hairspray, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, is still one of the most frequently staged shows today, in large part because of the extremely positive message it expresses about accepting one's unique self and moving forward, as well as its humorous and telegenic performances. The inspiring and empowering story of Tracy Turnblad urges us to fight for the rights of all people, irrespective of superficial similarities like skin color.
You really don't want to lose out this one, so be sure to buy the tickets right here.