Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
Your heart will melt as you follow the ambitions of a dance-loving, feisty teen in the musical Hairspray. It has all the trappings of a good time, and you can anticipate seeing the most fantastic costumes and visually striking cast the industry has ever seen. It will be easy to find yourself grooving along to both the rhythm and blues grooves and all the extraordinary rock beats in this show; it is that good. Given how many nominations and awards the theater production has received, the high demand for tickets shouldn't be a surprise. Don't delay in purchasing yours right away before it's too late for a showing at Keller Auditorium on Tuesday 28th March 2023.
One can always depend on Hairspray to deliver, and that means an incredible tale, an astonishing cast, and, of course, some of the best music ever created for a stage production.
Peculiar but fat Young Tracy Turnblad of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962, yearns for a place on "The Corny Collins Show." She learns some of the black students' dance steps 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 foster inclusivity in the press. Unfortunately, Tracy is continuously harassed by Velma, the network producer, and Amber, her popular but highly vengeful daughter. After some time, Tracy is able to successfully integrate "The Corny Collins Show" with the help of lovable teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show).
In addition to its pretty funny and personable performances, the uplifting message it conveys about accepting one's remarkable self and moving forward is a big reason why Hairspray, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, is still one of the most outstanding staged shows today. We become inspired and stimulated by Tracy Turnblad's story that we must stand up for the rights of all people, regardless of outer differences such as race. You shouldn't miss out on this one, so purchase your tickets now.