Keller Auditorium | Portland, Oregon
Your heart will melt as you follow the ambitions of a dance-loving, gutsy teen in the musical Hairspray. It has all the hallmarks of a good time, and you can anticipate seeing the most incredible costumes and stunning cast the industry has ever seen. It will be easy to find yourself shimmying along to both the rhythm and blues grooves and all the astounding 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 grabbing yours right away before it's too late for a showing at Keller Auditorium on Sunday 2nd April 2023.
There's always something new to relish in Hairspray, thanks to the beautiful story, stellar performances, and, of course, the incredible score. Unlike any other fat teen in Baltimore, Maryland, Tracy Turnblad only wants one thing in life: to perform on "The Corny Collins Show." While doing detention with her school's black students, she quickly learns some of their dance moves and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracey, who became famous overnight, uses her newly found platform to push for racial equality.
Like many things in life, things aren't always easy, and for Tracey, network producer Velma and her popular but poisonous daughter Amber stand in her way. As the narrative continues, 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 most performed 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 aid of Tracy Turnblad's story, we can see past superficial differences like race and fight for everyone's right to basic dignity.