Cedar Rapids - Hairspray, the musical comedy based on John Waters' 1988 film, is opening at Theatre Cedar Rapids this weekend. Leslie Charipar directs, with musical direction by Janelle Lauer and choreography by Mike Weaver.
"Hairspray delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960′s Baltimore, where the 50′s are out — and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, 'The Corny Collins Show.' Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a 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, of course!) without mussing her hair?"
Hairspray runs July 6 - 28, 7:30 Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 Sunday, on the mainstage at TCR. Tickets are $25-30 ($20 student/youth).