Bass Concert Hall | Austin, Texas
You'll be frothing at the mouth over the incredible and inspiring story of a dance-obsessed, self-assured teen with dreams and aspirations of making it big in the musical Hairspray. Excellent staging, stellar performances, and some of the most inventive, high-quality props in the history of show business are all here to make for a thrilling evening at the theater. Some seriously contagious rock beats as well as rhythm and blues grooves will have you up on your feet and twirling during the show. When a show wins multiple awards, like this one has, there is a noticeable spike in want for tickets, and of course, no one in their right mind would want to lose out on something this special. So, don't wait any longer; now is the time to complete your purchase for a showing at Bass Concert Hall on Tuesday 13th June 2023.
Hairspray always delivers, and that includes an incredible plot, an outstanding cast, and, of course, some of the most triumphant music ever written for a musical. Tracy Turnblad, an out-of-the-ordinary over-weight teen from Baltimore, Maryland, has one goal in life: to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." She learns some of their dance moves 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 cruel daughter, Amber.
As the story untwists, Tracy successfully incorporates "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 played musicals today not only because of its allure and humor but also because of the hopeful message it sends about incorporating 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.