This summer, the Orpheum Theatre brings a line-up of incredible shows to entertain Omaha’s music and art lovers! In the first week of June, a heartwarming, feel-good musical will grace the stage with its top-tier direction and score! From June 6th to 11th, 2023, Hairspray will conquer the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical will hold eight much-awaited performances at the iconic theater, featuring a stellar cast and an even more fantastic creative team! The musical, written by Thomas Meehan, tells the heartwarming story of a young girl named Tracy Turnblad as she chases after her dreams! If you love a good ol’ tale of fulfilling your dreams, love, friendship, and family, Hairspray is the perfect show to see this summer! Hurry and grab your tickets now!
Tracy Turnblad is a chubby girl attending high school in Baltimore. Even though she is overweight, she is full of energy and loves to dance. She dreams of becoming a performer. Hence, she is keen on joining the talent contest at the Corny Collins show with her best friend, Penny. Her mother, Edna, who is reclusive and also overweight, is afraid of her chubby daughter getting laughed at by her competition.
Meanwhile, Penny’s mother, Prudy, complains that the songs in the Corny Collins show are “race music.” After some begging, Tracy Turnblad finally received approval from her father to audition for the show. However, she encounters another challenge when the racist producer disapproves of her weight. Will Tracy give up, or will she find a way to win the coveted position as a council member of the Corny Collins show? Learn how Tracy overcomes all these turmoils by scoring your tickets to see Hairspray now!
Hairspray is a stage adaptation of the groundbreaking 1988 film by John Walter. The stage musical premiered on Broadway in 2002 with a distinguished team composed of writers Thomas Meehan and Markk O’Donnel, Tony-Award-winning director Jack O’Brien, composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman, and award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell. One year after its premiere, Hairspray won eight awards at the Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Original Score. Meanwhile, Hairspray was also the big winner of the night at the Drama Music awards, winning more than nine categories, including Outstanding Music and Outstanding Direction of a Musical.
“fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” – The New York Times.
“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.” – The Guardian.
Hairspray not only scored big on awards. The musical was also a hit among viewers and critics. The New York Times critic described the show as “fresh and deliriously tuneful.” Meanwhile, The New Yorker recommends its readers watch Hairspray. “This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team. Don’t miss the exhilarating warm-heart musical comedy!” Lastly, Arifa Akbar from the Guardian mentioned that the musical’s heartwarming story is “unstoppably joyous” and “works better for its uplifting message on female self-worth.”
The musical opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha on Tuesday, 6th June 2023. Ticket buyers will be pleased to know that Hairspray will be hosted by the city’s top entertainment venue. Since 1927, the theater has been home to Omaha’s most exciting musicals and concerts. The 2,600-capacity venue is equipped with plush seating for your comfort and state-of-the-art facilities for the optimal entertainment experience. Since opening its doors almost a century ago, the historical landmark has undergone millions of dollars worth of renovations and refurbishment. This is to ensure that guests are provided with top-quality facilities.
Don’t miss the return of Hairspray at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha. This musical provides an uplifting story that promises hope, love, and a great time. Secure your tickets to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Hairspray!