This January 2023, Broadway lovers in Minneapolis are blessed with an exciting season because Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis will present the Tony-Award-winning musical Hairspray! The show is a heartwarming and hilarious musical that will get you dancing and tapping along to the beat! This much-anticipated production will conquer the city’s prime entertainment destination from January 10 to 15, 2023! The production of Hairspray will have eight performances in Minneapolis, giving citizens plenty of options for the perfect show date! However, don’t get complacent because tickets are expected to move fast! So, you better hurry and grab those tickets now before you regret not buying early!
Hairspray is a story about chasing your dreams and not giving up no matter who tries to bring you down! Such is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a lovable young girl who loves to dance. Tracy, a Baltimore high school student, quickly rushes home with her best friend Penny to watch their favorite program, the Corny Collins Show. The hit TV show recently announced that one of its council members will take a leave of absence for “nine months.” Hence, they will be holding auditions to replace her. Tracy and Penny become ecstatic and plan their next step for joining the auditions. Unfortunately, the girls don’t have the support of their mothers, as Tracy’s mom is afraid of her chubby daughter being ridiculed. Meanwhile, Penny and her mother argue about the audition. Nevertheless, Tracy gains the support of her father and excitedly pursues the auditions. Sadly, she meets an unpleasant producer who rejects her for being fat. Will Tracy ever fulfill her dream? Will she ever be on the show? Find out when you come to see Hairspray at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis!
The musical takes place in Baltimore. The music, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman, is heavily influenced by ‘60s music. Based on Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan’s book, the show’s storyline contains comedy, love, and feel-good moments that will knock on your heart and create memories that will last a lifetime! At least, these are the sentiments of many professional critics who went to see the show. “This is a major Broadway musical with all the bells and whistles,” says Tom Williams from the Chicago Critic. He adds, “It looks great with colorful costumes, bright lights; it sings wonderfully, is richly funny, and dances up a storm.” Meanwhile, Alan Bresloff from Around Town Chicago has only good words: “WOW! This is by far the best word to start off my description of the sparkling, perfectly cast production of ‘Hairspray,’ the Broadway Musical.” Lastly, BroadwayWorld’s Ellion Lanes encourage readers to see the current tour of Hairspray, “There is some incredible talent, and the show as a whole delivers a great message in between all the fun music.”
This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team. Don’t miss this exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy.” – The New Yorker.
“It becomes unstoppably joyous. This works better for its uplifting message on female self-worth, but the upbeat mood on racial unity strikes a more dissonant note.” – Guardian.
“This is a major Broadway musical with all the bells and whistles. It looks great with colorful costumes, bright lights; it sings wonderfully, is richly funny, and dances up a storm.” – Chicago Critic.
Hairspray opened in New York in 2002 and became an instant hit among Broadway show enthusiasts and critics. The show won numerous awards in 2003, including eight Tony Awards, ten Drama Desk Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. In London’s West End, the musical won four Laurence Olivier Awards in 2008.
Hairspray’s 2022 to 2023 production features a stellar cast composed of Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad, Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton, Andrew Levitt as Edna Turnblad, and Billy Dawson as Corny Collins. The creative team is led by critically-acclaimed director Matt Lenz, who served as an associate to Hairspray’s original Tony-Award-winning director, Jack O’Brien. Meanwhile, distinguished choreographer Robbie Roby will execute the Tony-nominated work of original choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Hairspray will open at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis is guaranteed to provide guests with top-tier facilities. Since 1993, the Orpheum Theatre has been home to Minneapolis’ most exciting entertainment. The 2,500 plush seats and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment are set to provide the best experience.
Tickets to Hairspray at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis are now available! Catch this Tony-Award-winning musical from January 10 to 15, 2023!