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Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. 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, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002.

In 2003, it won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray has also had national tours, a London West End production, and numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.

This show is rated PG.


At the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026


We anticipate ticket for this popular show will go quickly – so plan ahead!

Available online now at Local Level Events

Tickets will also be available at the door on show days.


 Our Cast:

Tracy: Amy Lang
Corny: Scott Foltz
Edna: Chris Johnson
Penny: Briana Schubert
Velma: Jean Johnson
Amber: Christa Ford
Link: Jay Reid
Seaweed: Brian Gray
Little Inez: Natalie Beasley
Motormouth Maybelle: Ellisa Coston
Wilbur: Kurt Zielenbach
Prudy: Leslie Morales
Mr. Pinky: DJ Williams
Gym Teacher: Amanda Adams
Harriman Spritzer: Paul Clark
Principal: Paul Clark
Matron: Priscilla Coffey
Tammy: Mara Ohlin
Brad: Matthew Mayer II (also dance captain)
Fender: David Skulich
Brenda: Makenzie Leland
Sketch: Sam Koehler
Shelley: Lindsey Capritta
Lou Ann: Caitlin Johnson
IQ: Michael Carmody
Sue: Taryn Hammond
Judine: Rubie Morris
Kamilah: Miesha Cannady
Shayna:Stacy White
African American Chorus:
Gilbert Kervin Azor
Stooie Marco Wade
Cindy Watkins
Lorraine: Lynette Grace
Duane : Mareece Mitchell
Student Chorus:
Cody Montell
Makenzie Leland
Sarah Soulsby
Jessica Markowitz
Christina Amweg
Adult Chorus
Priscilla Coffey
Angela Clark (also a guard)
Adriane Gray

For more information:

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