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  • An illustration depicts an excited girl wearing a beehive hairdo adorned with a bow.
  • A girl wearing a beehive hairdo and a cast of dancers behind her jump up in unison.


7:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY,” writes a New York Times critic. “It’s irresistible!” 

You can’t stop the beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams — and even bigger hair — change the world? 

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs, including “Welcome to the 60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team, led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theatre audiences.  

Don’t miss the show The New Yorker calls an “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy.” 

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this show.

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Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $51, $42


The Village at Penn State
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Kish Bank

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.