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The Big Deal: ‘Hairspray’ At The Winspear Opera House


by Zoee Acosta 20 Jun 2018

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Tony-winning Dallas Theater Center join together for an unprecedented new collaboration to produce the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at the Winspear Opera House. “Hairspray” will be the first title on the Center’s Broadway Series 2018/2019 season.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! “Hairspray,” the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network . . . all without denting her “do!”

And don’t stop the beat here. Go ahead and sign up for a chance to hear John Prine with special guest Amanda Shires at the Winspear Opera House or to throw your blanket down at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

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UPDATE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing.

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