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While I am an avid fan of selected musicals, I have never really seen Hairspray onstage. What had me running to the movie theater with friends was seeing a trailer of John Travolta playing the lead character’s mom. You bet I was darned curious!
Hairspray is an interesting mix of post 50s fashion and political agendas stuffed in a feel-good entertainment package. The movie starts off with a rather short and plump Tracy Turnblad (Nikky Blonsky), who sings and dances to “Good Morning Baltimore!” all the way to school. From the previews, you might already have gleaned that this girl will audition for a role in some TV show and phenomenally rise to the top. What can’t be seen in the previews, however, is that she has a vision of integrating the “coloreds” and the whites — Tracy Turnblad sees people through their talent and not through the color of their skin.
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