I want to move to Baltimore. I've loved that city almost as much as I love NYC, since I was a child.

And, y'know, blue crabs.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.[1] 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.

Apologies: the sound quality isn't what I would have wished. The performances, however, are exquisite:

Originally posted to Theatricals on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by An Ear for Music, Maryland Kos, and What are you watching?.

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