Dolby Theatre

Hairspray

You Can't Stop the Beat

May 2 - 21 2023
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“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences.

Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker)

Accessible Performances

ASL Interpretation

ASL interpretation will be offered for the performances listed below. 

  • Hairspray | Dolby Theatre | Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1pm | On Sale TBD

 

Open Captioning

Open Captioning will be offered for the performances listed below. 

  • Hairspray | Dolby Theatre | Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1pm | On Sale TBD

 

Audio Description

Audio Description will be offered for the performances listed below.  This service may be utilized from ANY SEAT.

  • Hairspray | Dolby Theatre | Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1pm | On Sale TBD

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Visit Guest Services to check out a listening device at no cost by leaving a driver's license or other ID.

 

Special Requests

To request ASL interpretation, open captioning, or audio description services for a different performance, or for help finding accessible seats, the best way to reach us is by email:

If you'd prefer to speak by phone:

  • Leave a voicemail anytime at (323) 468-1782 and you'll hear back from us shortly.

Email is the best way to reach us.  Please allow at least 2 weeks advance notice when making a request.

 

For more information, visit our Accessibility page.

Photo Credits

Photo 1: Niki Metcalf as “Tracy Turnblad” in Hairspray. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Photo 2: (from L) Niki Metcalf as “Tracy Turnblad,” Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) as “Edna Turnblad” and company in Hairspray.  Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Photo 3: Brandon G. Stalling as "Seaweed J. Stubbs" and the company of Hairspray. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Photo 4: The Company of Hairspray. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Age Recommendation & Running Time

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Recommended for Ages 8 and Up. Please be advised that this production contains racially explicit language & costuming, references of sexual abuse, and brief gunfire audio.

RUNNING TIME

2 hours and 35 minutes including an intermission

Venue Info Dolby Theatre Dolby Theatre

One of the world’s premier entertainment venues, Dolby Theatre is home to Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars® and has hosted a myriad of prestigious artists, concerts and events including AFI Tributes to George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks, Tyler Perry theatrical plays, Los Angeles Ballet, Celine Dion, Prince, CNN Heroes, Cirque du Soleil IRIS, Andrea Bocelli, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, PaleyFest Television Festival, and World Premieres for Black Panther, Mary Poppins Returns, and Star Wars–The Force Awakens.

The Dolby Theatre experience begins on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame and leads to Awards Walk which features Best Picture Oscar® plaques for every film to win the honor. The Theatre was designed by the legendary David Rockwell and the lobbies feature sweeping stairways, cherrywood balustrades, and are crowned with a beautifully lit silver dome. These well-appointed lobbies also feature one-of-a-kind photography from the golden age of Hollywood to today’s iconic stars, all mounted on classic silver screens. Onsite food and beverage are provided by the renowned Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events.

Dolby Theatre is located within Hollywood & Highland, and features unique dining and shopping, nightclubs, a six-screen cinema-plex, and convenient parking with 3,000 spaces. Located adjacent to the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Theatre is in the heart of Hollywood.

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