209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Production History

A Big American Musical Comedy to Celebrate!


Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

January 2 – January 4, 2009
Mainstage Production History

This Broadway sensation explodes onto the Walnut stage with an all-new production bringing big songs, big hair and big dreams to the holiday season! Get out your Hairspray! It's 1962 and it's time for change in Baltimore! Tracy Turnblad has one passion in life—to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen dream Link Larkin. But with the program's scheming producer against her, trend-setting Tracy will need the help of her best friend Penny, her big-hearted mother and the sassy Motormouth Maybelle to show the world that all it takes to make a dream come true is a toe-tappin' beat and a lot ofHairspray!

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