By Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell
Music by Marc Shaiman

Directed by Scott Ford

Welcome to the 1960s where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has a big desire to dance on the popular local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.”

Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while) without mussing her hair?

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this Broadway sensation is filled with show-stopping tunes including You Can’t Stop the Beat, Without Love, and Good Morning Baltimore.



Recommended for ages 12 and older for adult language. Please see our ratings page for additional details. The ratings page is not intended for those under the age of 17.

Tickets range from $16-$26. Please visit the Pricing and Seating section of our website for further information.

Purchase tickets online now, or call the Box Office at 763-422-1838 to reserve your seats.

Opening Night Gala

Make it an extra special event by joining us for the Opening Night Gala!
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12 for an exclusive pre-party with drinks and light appetizers from Marna’s Catering. Our appetizer menu changes frequently based on the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients. Head into the theater at 7:30 p.m., for the Main Street Stage production of Hairspray.And then, stick around for a post-show reception with dessert from Truffles and Tortes.
The cost for each event is only $18 over the price of your ticket!
Space is limited! Call the Main Street Stage Box Office at 763-422-1838 to join the party by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, to ensure we have space for you!

From the Director…

Want to Dig Deeper?

Dig deeper into the show with our Post-Show Talkback and our Study Guide.  Stay after the show on Sunday, July 21st for a chat with the director, cast and crew and learn more about how Lyric Arts brought this production to life.  Click here to download the Study Guide to get more information on the production history and playwrights as well as discussion questions that can prompt great conversations with friends and family.

Cast List

Tracy Turnblad: Lisa Hanson

Edna Turnblad:  Christopher Teipner

Wilbur Turnblad: Scott Dutton

Motormouth Maybelle: Angela Henderson

Amber Von Tussle: Nykeigh Larson

Velma Von Tussle: Sarah Frazier

Link Larkin: Jarome Smith

Seaweed J. Stubbs: Maurice Britts

Little Inez: Marly Ritchie

Corny Collins: Brad Kallhoff

Penny Pingleton: Hannah Weinberg

Prudy Pingleton: Susan Ritchie

The Dynamites: Uchenna Chukwudi, Jesse McCormick, Tolu Ekisola

Mr. Pinky: Bob Zalazar

Council Members:
Tammy: Stephanie Wipf
Fender: James Ehlenz
IQ: Colin Hutchins
Brenda: Jessica Kytor
Sketch: Joshua Palmquist
Shelley: Kayli McIntyre
Lou Ann: Anna Wagner

Other Students:
Gilbert: Xavier Cochran
Stooie: Joseph James


Emily Picardi
Alyssa Ringdal


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