Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Whitman and Shaiman and a book by Mark Oâ€™Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnbladâ€™s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s
I donâ€™t know which was more fun watching the action on stage or watching Samanthaâ€™s reaction. She seemed to enjoy the singing and music. It was a fun afternoon!