5 stars

The ultimate feel-good show


Irresistible… if life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Enormous fun! HAIRSPRAY is in a different league

The Times

Exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted

The New Yorker
5 stars

An uplifting belter of a musical


A big, beautiful bouffant of a musical

5 stars

The musical fix we’ve all been waiting for

Daily Mail

HAIRSPRAY – the original, big-hearted, multi award-winning Broadway hit musical in now playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

Starring much-loved stage and screen performer Shane Jacobson as Edna TurnbladTodd McKenney as Wilbur TurnbladRhonda Burchmore as Velma Von TussleRob Mills as Corny Collins, Asabi Goodman as Motormouth Maybelle and introducing Carmel Rodrigues as Tracy Turnblad.

Joining them will be Javon King as Seaweed J StubbsDonna LeeAyanda Dlada as Little InezBrianna Bishop as Amber von TussleMackenzie Dunn as Penny PingletonSean Johnston as Link Larkin and Todd Goddard.

HAIRSPRAY is the romantic comedy of dance-loving teenager Tracy Turnblad who has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her dream becomes reality, big-haired Tracy falls in love and finds friends in unexpected ways.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray’s story is more effective and pertinent than ever; and with the brilliant original creative team at the helm, with original direction by Jack O’Brien (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and original choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) – this joyous new Australian production of Hairspray directed by Matt Lenz with choreography re-created by Dominic Shaw, features the irrepressible feel-good songs “Good Morning, Baltimore”, “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.

Welcome to the Sixties, Melbourne! Don’t miss the fabulous, funny and fantastic musical sensation –


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