“Hairspray,” Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy returns to Seattle next month. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play April 4 through April 9 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.
Tickets are available are available now on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the The Paramount Theatre Box Office.
“It’s a brand-new world we find ourselves in today, and Hairspray is even more relevant than 20 years ago when it first burst onto the scene,” Director Jack O’Brien said in a press release. “With a whole new generation of wildly talented kids, we cannot wait to raise the various roofs once more with dance, joy, music and that glorious, famous, energy-packed score.”
Hairspray is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Hairspray features the score of hit songs including “Welcome to the ’60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”
Hairspray premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in June 2002. The show was a hit when it transferred to Broadway, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and became the longest-running musical to play the Neil Simon Theater, running 2,642 performances from July 18, 2002, until January 4, 2009. It is the 22nd longest running show in Broadway history.
Learn more about the new touring production at www.hairspraytour.com.
Hairspray is part of the 2022/2023 Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount series, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, with support from Premera Blue Cross as the series title sponsor. Brotherton Cadillac is the official auto sponsor and PNC Bank is the official financial institution sponsor.