You can’t stop the beat – and you won’t want to when NBC airs its live musical adaptation of the Broadway hit Hairspray this Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Unless you’re attending Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Starlight Indoors that night (good seats are still available!), we suggest you grab some snacks, settle into a comfy couch and turn on NBC at 7 p.m. for three hours of musical fun.
Based on the Broadway musical that took home eight Tony Awards in 2003, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teen Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show.” Against all odds, Tracy wins a role on the TV show, becomes an overnight sensation and meets a colorful array of characters. Tracy’s mother, the indomitable Edna, eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white show.
Hairspray Live! stars exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph, with special appearances by Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.
Or, watch with fellow theatre fans!
If you’d rather watch Hairspray Live! with like-minded theatre fans, we invite you to join the members of Starlight’s Center Stage young professionals group. All Center Stage members and Kansas City young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 are invited to attend the free Hairspray Live! Viewing Party at the Buffalo Room in Westport’s Flea Market.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Light appetizers are provided, and Center Stage members receive one free drink. Additional food and drinks can be ordered in the Buffalo Room; cash and credit are accepted.
Click to learn more and RSVP for the viewing party.
Watch & snap
Use this special Snapchat lens to have even more fun with your virtual friends during Hairspray Live!