Hairspray

Hairspray
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight 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!

Hairspray is ideal for a large cast of strong singers and dancers. It provides great opportunities in terms of set design, costuming and lighting choices.

Bring The Original Broadway Choreography To Your Stage

MTI and orignal Broadway choreographer Jerry Mitchell have partnered to revolutionize the way you choreograph your musicals with a new innovative resource: The Original Production (TOP)

Learn more and register for the Pilot Program to bring the original Broadway Choreography of Hairspray directly to your stage. 

Use the Official Jerry Mitchell Choreography for Hairspray and Legally Blonde

Licensing restrictions in Australia apply.

Concert Selections for Hairspray

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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Pricing

Pricing is for individual songs only. 

Pricing for Orchestral Suites and other items can be provided on receipt of your Application Form. 

 

Amateur

A$99.50 for 1st five minutes (Base Hire rate) 

A$19.00 per minute thereafter (to a maximum of 40 minutes for Small Rights works)

The minimum Base Hire period is 2 months which is calculated from the date required to the first performance date. 

Extra months are charged at 25% of the hire fee per month or part thereof.  

A 50% discount of the Base Hire fee is available for 2nd and subsequent performances provided the fee is not less than the Base Hire rate (amateur only).

If your order requires immediate processing, a A$44.00 Priority Fee per work is applicable. 

 

Professional

We will provide a quote once we receive your Application Form. 

  • I KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN
    From
    HAIRSPRAY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    Instrumentation
    1 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Drums, 1 Percussion, 2 Guitars, 1 Electric Bass, (6) Violins, (4) Cello, 24 Keyboard 1-Conductor Score, 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Keyboard 3.
  • MAMMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW
    From
    HAIRSPRAY
    First Performance Fee:
    $0
    Each Additional Performance:
    $0
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT
    From
    HAIRSPRAY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Marc Shaiman
    Scott Wittman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    Instrumentation
    Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Percussion, 2 Guitars, Keyboard 1 (PC), Keyboard 2, Keyboard 3, Violins, Cello, Electric Bass, (20) Chorus Books.
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Resources

No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience.
Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

Performance
Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

Pre Performance
Orchextra

Play your show’s full score by adding in your orchestra’s missing instruments.

Performance
Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

Pre Performance
Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

Pre Performance

Questions & Answers

October 08, 2018
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Related shows or resources: Hairspray, Hairspray JR.
Non diverse cast question

Hi 

We are doing Hairspray Jr with my middle school and saw that there are suggestions for doing the show with a non diverse cast. My cast has many different diversities and would love to have the email with yur suggestions.

Thank you and so looking forward to presenting the show

Best,

Cindi Kostylo

IS 228, Brooklyn NY

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March 31, 2018
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Non-chemical hairspray

Do you have a resource for the hairspray cans that are used in the show that are non chemical? 

Thanks

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August 29, 2017
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Hairspary Casting

Do we have to cast Edna Turnblad as a guy playing a women. I have a very talented, very large girl who I am considering for the role. 

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August 29, 2017
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Hairspary Casting

Do we have to cast Edna Turnblad as a guy playing a women. I have a very talented, very large girl who I am considering for the role. 

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August 29, 2017
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Hairspary Casting

Do we have to cast Edna Turnblad as a guy playing a women. I have a very talented, very large girl who I am considering for the role. 

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January 12, 2017
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Can you please list the instruments covered in Keyboard 2 and 3? books?
Can you please tell me the instruments or settings covered in Keyboard 2 and Keyboard 3 for "Hairspray"?
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November 29, 2016
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Keyboard Parts
Can I have the keyboard 3 part PLEASE?
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September 29, 2016
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about full score?
If we work with an orchestra, I see that you have an Hairspray jr piano-voice full score, but the does the full score exists? With the brass, violin, etc? And how much would it cost? We dont have much money... Thanks for the infos!
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January 14, 2011
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Hairspray
Is there any ideas or suggestions on how to perform Hairspray in our school that has very few minorities??? My drama kids love the show and the music and have no problem portraying characters of different ethnicities... but can this be done and NOT offend anyone????
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