Hairspray By 1988 film by John Waters & music by Marc Shaiman

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. Winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score! Family-friendly musical comedy set in Baltimore, 1962 – piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful, soulful songs and also dealing with issues of justice and acceptance. 

Jon us for our Opening Party! Friday April 22 Learn More

Lost Nation Theater, thanks to partnerships from Peace & Justice Center, Outright Vermont, Vermont Works for Women and  Christ Church, plans a variety of auxiliary events and discussions surrounding the show. you're invited. Find out More
or instance... Do You Have X-Ray Vision? How is That part of Hairspray? Vermont Works for Women helps you find out?
And Post-Show Panel Discussion May 1 led by Peace & Justice Center
"Why Does Tracy Turnblad Care About Racial Justice" Workshop on May 4 again led by the Peace & Justice Center

Music: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics: Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Book: Mark O'Donnel & Thomas Meehan 

directed by Kathleen Keenan
choreographer: Taryn Noelle
musical director: Nick Bombicino
scenic & lighting design: Wally Eastland
specialty scenic painting and design: Claiborne H Coyle, Janine Woods-Thoma
costume design: Cora Fauser, Sally DeCicco
wig design: Robert Pickens and Shawn Sturdevant
associate choreographer: Hannah Roberts Brown, Leon Evans
sound consultant: Bennett Shapiro
specialty props: Erik Freeman, Laura Gist, Melissa Troxler
costume assistants: Loren Spencer, Shawn Sturdevant


Lauren DePuy, Pat Moran, Taryn Noelle, Hannah Brown, Shawn Sturdevant, G. Richard Ames, Leon Evans, Libby Belitsos, Monique Scott, Kwamea Wilkerson, Melissa Victor, Ny'Jal Mosley, William Pelton, Ella Atkinson, Altan Cross, Orlando Grant, Sara Gosselin, Chris Killoran, Zak Kline, Marissa Mottagno, Juna Nagle, Laura Valestro, Rosalie Wasser, Carolyn Wesley, Autumn Wheeler, Matthew Grant Winston


With a cast and crew of nearly 50, Hairspray is one of the biggest projects LNT has ever tackled!
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Did you know that Hairspray is inspired by true events in Baltimore surrounding the real-life teen dance tv show, The Buddy Deane Show?
Unfortunately, in reality, the show's attempt at integration did not go well. Protests, parental objection, bomb threats made producers decide to cancel the show rather than integrate it.
John Waters has given us a much more hopeful view!

You're Invited - so Get the Scoop on our Opening Party! Friday April 22 Learn More

Enjoy a peek into prep workshops for our local teens

Returning to LNT as Amber and Associate Choreographer: Hannah Brown! 
(Hannah first worked with LNT in high school, playing Mayelle in 2008's To Kill a Mockingbird, among other things She also choreographed Into the Woods, jr)

And we're super psyched to announce the on-stage return of our buddy Shawn Sturdevant who'll be playing Edna.
Most recently for LNT, Shawn ran education programs, costumed Patsy Cline and As You Like It. On stage with LNT he's likely most famous for playing The Villan in Mark Twain's A Murder A Mystery & A Marriage: a musical melodrama and the football loving husband in I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change

Find out about all the special events surrounding the show here

Hairspray’s original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002, won eight Tony Awards in 2003 and ran for over 2,500 performances closing January 4, 2009.
This musical comedy has also had national tours, a London West End production, numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.

"Hairspray teases a smile from a stone" – the exhibitionist

"As inspriing as it is fun!" - Talkin Broadway

Read Jim Lowe, Times Argus Arts Editor preview feature article on LNT's Hairspray Here!

"Spectacular" - Jim Lowe, The Times Argus - read his full rave review


here's a tasty preview morsel for the dancing:

See Latest News for more fun behind the scenes video's and pictures

Check out the preview trailer from ORCA: 

And Look Ma! We're On TV! ABC's Alaina Pinto came to visit Hairspray (in the early hours of the morning) Check out the fun 


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