Relive the 60’s! Complete with hairspray-infused towering wigs,
wacky-patterned costumes and a musical beat that radiates from the
stage, Stagecrafters presents the irresistible musical comedy, Hairspray
which runs May 20 through June 12 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S.
Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak.
A loveable plus-sized heroine
and her quest to racially integrate a television dance show are at the
center of this high-spirited Tony Award-winning musical, an homage to
the music and popular culture of the 1960s. (book by Mark
O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by
Scott Wittman) delights audiences by sweeping them away to 1960’s
Baltimore, where the 50’s are out — and change is in the air. Tracy
Turnblad (Danielle Morris of Novi) is a big girl with big hair — and
even bigger dreams. When her passion for dancing wins her a spot on the
local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, she finds herself
transformed overnight from outsider to teen celebrity. With infectious
enthusiasm along the way, she converts her shy mother, Edna (Joe Bailey
of Ferndale in drag), from unsung housefrau to full-figured fox.
As if the show weren’t enough fun, Stagecrafters has added a special
Ladies Night Out on Thursday, May 19th for a “hair-raising good time” at
the Baldwin Theatre! Patrons are encourage to wear their grooviest
attire. They will enjoy strolling light hors d’oeuvres, show-themed
games and prizes, 5-minute 60’s-style makeovers (by 6 Salon in Royal
Oak) and the final dress rehearsal of Hairspray. A cash bar will be
available. Tickets are $25 each and can be ordered online or by calling
For all regular performances, advance tickets are $18 and $20. Tickets
may be purchased online at www.stagecrafters.org or by phone at
248-541-6430 using Visa and MasterCard. All seats are reserved. If
shows have not sold out, tickets can be purchased at the box office one
hour prior to the performance for an additional $2.00 fee.
Hairspray runs May 20 through June 12. Find out more here.