Play directory : Hairspray

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
  • Written
  • Setting
    Baltimore, USA, 1962
  • Overview
    Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name.

    In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to racially integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.