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Lloyd Thaxton dances with a guest

From Politics to Play: How 1960s TV Influenced Hairspray

From the 1940s to 1970, American television was comprised of three major networks — ABC, NBC and CBS. It was there that Americans turned for their news and entertainment. In every household across the country, families tuned into their one television set to watch programs together. Then, the next morning, people literally gathered around the […]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Student Matinee

Coloradan Christy Oberndorf is proudly touring the country with Hairspray, and it all started when her elementary school took a trip to the former Country Dinner Playhouse to see Frosty the Snowman. Christy grew up in Aurora, Colorado and did not come from a family of performers, so it really was a student matinee that […]

Welcome to the 60s (Nov 23) - (from L) Caroline Eiseman as “Tracy Turnblad,” Greg Kalafatas as “Edna Turnblad” and Company in Hairspray. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Hairspray Fun Facts

Want to know more about the musical phenomenon, Hairspray? Take a look at this video, featuring cast and crew from the National Tour. Learn about the tour, the team behind the scenes, and what audiences are loving about the show.

Hairspray: A Big-Hearted Musical

That wunderkind offspring of John Waters’ 1988 subversive film, Hairspray, with its tale of a plump East Baltimore girl who achieves her dream of dancing on a local television show, is about as improbable a subject for a hit musical as you’re likely to come across. Think about it. Tracy Turnblad is the girl in […]

Seven Added Broadway Attractions Including a Warm Homecoming for Disney’s Frozen

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway & Cabaret announces seven added attractions to the 2023/24 season: Jesus Christ Superstar, CHICAGO, The Improvised Shakespeare Company®, Hairspray, Shrek The Musical, The Cher Show and Disney’s Frozen. The DCPA presented the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney’s Frozen in 2017 at The Buell Theatre. Subscribers receive priority access to […]

Edwin Harris. 2019 Bobby G Awards

Meet 2019 Bobby G Awards Outstanding Actor Edwin Harris

The Bobby G Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school musical theatre. The seventh annual awards take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. (Reserve your seat here.) Today we continue our rollout of the five finalists for Outstanding Lead Actor. The winner will advance to represent Colorado at […]