“Hairspray,” based on John Waters’ 1988 film by the same name, was the 2003 Tony Award winning musical. In 1962 Baltimore, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on the Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and launches a campaign to integrate the show.
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Hairspray Preview (Curtain Calls 8.1, May 2012)
“Hairspray” was a well-received and very profitable musical for Community Players. A special performance was given for students and young adults who might not ordinarily have the opportunities to attend shows. “Hairspray” saw the return of former board member, treasurer, actor, producer, director, scene designer, and builder Chris Terven. Before this show, Chris was last at Players for the 1999-2000 season. Every so often we all need a break, so welcome back Chris, you were missed. Chris started with Players working with the annual Christmas production, which in 1989 was “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Chris worked onstage and backstage.