Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall | Nashville, Tennessee
Get your tickets now for one of the biggest musical phenomenons that has ever hit the stages! Hairspray will be at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center as one of its limited performances for 2024. What better way to spend your Saturday 15th June 2024 than rocking to the beats and witnessing the mishaps that happen as optimistic and determined high-school student Tracy Turnblad jives and sings down the streets of her town, Baltimore. Hairspray dives into the swinging 60’s with all the rhythm, blues and downtown beats of the period with Tony award winning songs, capturing the essence of life in a small town with the sparkles of television. You will have an amazing night, so guarantee you secure your seats right this second and be at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tennessee, on Saturday 15th June 2024 to swing into the 60’s with Hairspray, you can’t stop the beat!
Hairspray always delivers, and that includes an incredible story, an outstanding cast, and, of course, some of the best music ever written for a musical. Tracy Turnblad, an out-of-the-ordinary over-weight teen from Baltimore, Maryland, has one aspiration in life: to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." She learns some of their dance skills while serving detention with the school's African-American students and eventually makes it onto Corny's show. Tracy, who rose to fame overnight, uses her newfound celebrity to advocate racial equality on the show. Tracy is targeted and verbally abused by Velma, the network producer, and her popular but nasty daughter, Amber.
As the story untwists, Tracy successfully integrates "The Corny Collins Show" with the assistance of teen heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (who hosts "Negro Day" on Corny's show). Hairspray, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, is one of the most popular musicals today not only because of its sweetness and humor but also because of the proactive message it sends about appreciating one's differences and moving forward. Tracy Turnbald's amazing story inspires us to look beyond superficial differences like skin color and advocate for the basic human rights of all people.