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.

Compulsory Changes for Hairspray

Please read important information on changes made to Hairspray here. These changes must be applied to your production.

IMPORTANT CASTING INFORMATION

MTI receives many inquiries about the casting requirements for Hairspray. At its core, Hairspray is a story about acceptance and inclusion (and rejection and exclusion) during the early days of the civil rights movement. The authors' artistic vision requires that, in order to clearly and appropriately tell that story, the cast members in the show accurately reflect the characters as written. As such, the Production Contract requires that the cast members in your production of Hairspray accurately reflect the character descriptions contained in the script. Note: The use of make-up to portray Black characters in your production (e.g., blackface) is not permitted under this Production Contract. By signing the Production Contract, you agree to inform the director of your production of the casting requirements and that such use of make-up is strictly prohibited.

In the past, performance licenses for Hairspray did not include this provision. However, the authors have determined that expressly stating this requirement is an important component of ensuring that licensed productions of Hairspray accurately reflect the authors' intent.

Bring The Original Broadway Choreography To Your Stage

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

Use the Official Jerry Mitchell Choreography for Hairspray and Legally Blonde

Available to groups performing in venues with a capacity of less than 500. Geographical restrictions may apply due to professional activity.

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.

Pricing

Amateur
£60.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £30.00 per performance per song
Extra months are £15.00 per month per song

Professional
£125.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £62.50 per performance per song
Extra months are £31.25 per performance per song

Pricing is for individual songs only. Pricing for orchestral suites and other items is available by contacting us directly.

  • GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Marc Shaiman
    Scott Wittman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    D
    Instrumentation

    2 Keyboard 1/PC, 20 Chorus Books, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, 2 Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Elctric Guitar, Keyboard 2, Keyboard 3, Electric Bass, 6 Cello, 16 Violins

  • I KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Marc Shaiman &
    Scott Wittman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    A♭
    Estimated duration
    4 min 02 sec
    Instrumentation

    (24x) KEYBOARD 1/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (1x) REED 1: Alto Saxophone; (1x) REED 2: Tenor Saxophone; (1x) TRUMPET: Trumpet, Flugelhorn; (1x) TROMBONE; (2x) GUITARS 1 & 2; (2x) PERCUSSION: Tambourine, Timpani, Suspended Cymbal; (1x) DRUMS; (1x) KEYBOARD 2: "Strings"; (1x) KEYBOARD 3: "Fender Rhodes," "Organ"; (6x) VIOLIN; (4x) CELLO; (1x) BASS: Electric

  • MAMA, I'M A BIG GIRL NOW
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Marc Shaiman
    Scott Wittman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 18 sec
    Instrumentation
    (2x) KEYBOARD 1/CONDUCTOR SCORE, (15x) VOCAL BOOK, (1x) REED 1 (Tenor Saxophone), (1x) REED 2 (Baritone Saxophone), (1x) TRUMPET, (1x) TROMBONE, (2x) GUITARS 1 & 2 (Both Electric), (3x) PERCUSSION (Vibraphone, Timpani, Tambourine, Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Sleigh Bells), (1x) DRUMS, (1x) KEYBOARD 2, (1x) KEYBOARD 3, (16x) VIOLINS, (6x) CELLO, (1x) BASS (Electric)
  • NICEST KIDS IN TOWN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by
    Marc Shaiman
    Scott Wittman
    Orchestrated by
    Harold Wheeler
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    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.

  • YOU'RE TIMELESS TO ME
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $125
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction

Resources

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

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Logo Packs

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Orchextra

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

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RehearseScore App

Run rehearsals straight from your mobile device using a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

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Scenic Projection Show Packages

Elevate your production with affordable, script-accurate, animated digital scenery by Broadway Media.

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Transpositions On Demand

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

Pre Performance

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