April 25 - May 5, 2013

Music by Marc Shaiman Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Whittman Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

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Move over Baltimore! Storrs is the new home for Tracy Turnblad, the big girl with the big hair and the even bigger passion – to dance! It’s 1962 and Tracy wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight Tracy is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can an unconventional trendsetter in dance, music and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?  Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Kevin Meaney

Kevin Meaney, one of the country’s most popular standup comedians and an Emmy Award winner will star as Edna Turnblad in CRT’s HAIRSPRAY!

Making people laugh has always been a top priority for Kevin Meaney. From his early years doing standup comedy in San Francisco and Boston he’s amassed an impressive list of credits along the way. His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene. In 1987, Kevin made his debut appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Since his first appearance, Kevin has returned to the show a dozen times. He was a special guest on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.  Kevin recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and had a guest role on NBC’s 30 Rock. Kevin also starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck which ran for a full season. In addition, he has done numerous guest appearances on both sitcoms and dramas. He also had a featured role in the movie Big. Kevin appeared in Hairspray on Broadway.

CRT Sneak Peek: HAIRSPRAY: the musical
Kevin Meaney on the Tonight Show
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Thursday April 25, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday April 26, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday April 27, 2:00 pm

Saturday April 27, 8:00 pm

Wednesday May 1, 7:30 pm

Thursday May 2, 7:30 pm

Friday May 3, 8:00 pm

Saturday May 4, 8:00 pm

Sunday May 5, 2:00 pm