Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with this GrouponLive deal to see Jonathan Pennington Studios production of Hairspray The Musical at Cameo Theatre. For $36, you get general-admission for two (up to a $72 value, including all fees). Choose from the following shows:
- Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 3, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 9, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 10, at 8 p.m.
Doors open one hour before showtime.
The bubbly Technicolor musical Hairspray, which won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, transforms the Cameo Theatre, a historic venue with deep burgundy walls and gilded columns, into swinging 1960s Baltimore. The musical adaptation of John Waters’s seminal cinematic bonbon, Hairspray tickles cowlicks and bowls over bouffants with its winsome tale of dancing queens, underdogs, and impenetrable ozone layers. Audiences will do the mashed potato in their seats as husky heroine Tracy Turnblad usurps snobbish beauty queens and battles segregation to become an unlikely teen sensation. With its entertaining buffet of romance, eye-popping sets, and irascible Marc Shaiman ditties, Hairspray fills the plates of theater fans with more nourishing laughs and caloric nostalgia than an evening of sharing french toast with Jerry Lewis.