Home Portfolio Item HAIRSPRAY (2017)


  • DATES:
    • Thursdays, April 13 @ 7pm
    • Fridays, April 14, 21 & 28 @ 7pm
    • Saturdays: April 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 3pm & 7pm
    • Sundays:  April 9, 23 & 30 @ 2pm & 6pm (no Easter shows)
    • (note: our youth & teens are double-cast; please see list below before buying tickets to see your favorite youth or teen performer!)
  • LOCATION:  Jefferson Playhouse, 4766 No. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
  • TICKET PRICES: Adults (18 & up) $26.75  |  Youth (17 & under) $19.50
  • SHOW RUNS:  2 hours, 15 minutes with one intermission
  • ADVISORY: Great for all ages, 5 & up
ICON-TICKETS-185px-newThe 1950’s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

Our MAINSTAGE Shows are fully-produced, big family musicals performed by professional actors, teens and youth. These two-hour productions are designed to appeal to our “for and by all ages” philosophy. Audiences who have enjoyed past MainStage shows remark that the shows are uplifting, inspiring, and fun for the whole family – not to mention more economical than larger venues.  HAIRSPRAY will include auditioned and non-auditioned youth & teen ensemble and supporting characters, training alongside professional adults and performing in the shows.

Directed by Jordan Richardson | Choreography by Joseph Kuchey | Music Director Nick Arceo