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Hairspray, the big, fat, hit Broadway musical

Hairspray has had a unique history. First it was a John Waters' film, with a cult following. Then it was a hit musical enjoying multi-year runs on Broadway and in London's West End. After that there was a musical movie of the show. It has toured not only across the US but also to Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Manila and South Africa. It will soon open in Dubai. Hairspray has also had extended runs in Las Vegas and aboard a Royal Carribean cruise ship.

Manatee Players' stage, opening on January 13 and playing through January 30.

Set in the 60s, it is the story of Tracy Turnblad who dreams of dancing on the teen tv program, The Corny Collins Show. After landing a spot, Tracy next crusades to integrate the cast of the show, all the while singing and dancing to the rhythm and blues of the Baltimore streets.

Tickets are on sale now. Phone 941-748-5875 between 9am and 5pm or purchase tickets online anytime at www.manateeplayers.com.