1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray JR. the family-friendly
musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously
tuneful songs is adapted from the Original Broadway Version which
won 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical
It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.
Hairspray JR. is filled with a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers. Hairspray JR. is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.
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Not all Broadway musicals have had happy premises or happy endings. Popular musicals over the years which featured death or murder include: Redhead (1959), Sweeney Todd (1979), and West Side Story (1957).