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New Date – Hairspray
June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March 22nd performance of Hairspray has been rescheduled for Monday, June 20. Tickets for the original date of March 22 are valid and will be honored at the rescheduled performance. If you have any questions or unable to attend, please contact the Clay Center Box Office at 304-561-3570 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s 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?
The HAIRSPRAY company is led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad and Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and features the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences.
“It’s a brand-new world we find ourselves in today, and HAIRSPRAY is meeting this challenge full-on with even more joy and purpose. Our fable of “The Little Dancing Engine That Could” is even more relevant than twenty years ago when it first burst onto the scene. With the renewed, refreshed energy of the unforgettable “Nina West” as Edna and a whole new generation of wildly talented kids across the board, we cannot wait to raise the various roofs once more with dance, joy, music, and that glorious, famous, energy-packed score! Come feel great and grateful once more!” shared Director Jack O’Brien
Choreographer Jerry Mitchell added, “HAIRSPRAY has always been about all of us dancing together! I am thrilled to welcome this NEW company of amazing #FULLOUT talents to lead the way as we dance across America with a message of inclusion and hope because ‘You really Can’t Stop the Beat!’”
Broadway in Charleston is presented with support from Reserve Oil & Gas, Stewart Bell Injury Lawyers, City National Bank, Encova Insurance, AARP of West Virginia, Audi Charleston, the West Virginia Lottery, and the Clay Center Board of Directors in Recognition of Marty Becker’s Extraordinary Leadership as Board Chairman. The Clay Center’s performing arts and visual arts offerings are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.