is Velma Von Tussle
is Corny Collins
is Motormouth Maybelle
Returning a decade later from the original Australian cast of HAIRSPRAY is Mike Snell (Strictly Ballroom, Aladdin) as the smooth talking Corny Collins. His infamous rival Velma von Tussle is played by Chelsea Gibb (Cabaret), and Rachel Dunham (Rock of Ages) is the loud & proud Motormouth Maybelle.
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ABOUT THE SHOW
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable curvy 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 and uses her new found fame to advocate for racial integration.
Directed by Leah Howard (Aladdin, Mary Poppins, School of Rock), Choreography by Yvette Lee (Rock of Ages, American Psycho), Musical Direction by Geoffrey Castles (Aladdin, Les Misérables), Stephen Wheat (School of Rock) as the Assistant Director, and Kiara Kieser (Masked Singer Australia) as Assistant Choreographer.
HAIRSPRAY is produced by James Terry Collective who received 7 Greenroom Award nominations including Best Production for Legally Blonde the Musical (2019), and produced the critically acclaimed & sold-out season of RENT the Musical (2018)
Book by Mark Thomas & O'Donnel Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman.
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)