Summer Music Theatre



June 13 – July 1, 2012

Empie Theatre,
Baker Center for the Arts


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

Directed by Charles Richter
Choreographer Karen Dearborn
Musical Director Ken Butler

Scenic Designer Curtis Dretsch
Costume Designer Sarah Cubbage
Lighting Designer John McKernon

It's 1962. Beehive hairdos are in, rock 'n' roll is young, and Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. Plump and proud, Tracy wins a role on the program, then uses her newfound fame as a platform to rally support for integration.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, and Score, Hairspray is a big, goofy, good-hearted celebration of young people, rock 'n' roll, and doing the right thing.

"Irresistible! Stocked with canny, deliriously tuneful songs, Hairspray is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay." – NY Times

Open Captioning and Audio Description

The performance on Sunday, June 24 featured Open Captioning and Audio Description, sponsored in part by the Tri-County Accessible Arts Coalition.