Hairspray! No, not the stuff you style your hair with, I'm on about the musical! Taking a break for one night I ditched the booze for the theatre to see Hairspray at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre. Grabbing a bargain priced ticket I was transported back to Baltimore, well in a fashion through the musical! Tracy Turnblad, don't ever stop that beat! Curtain up!
Whilst I remain living in the heart of Birmingham's centre I shall continue to see as many shows as my student loan can handle! Back to the show! Through Tracy's defiance at school she got friendly with some African American students who suffered racial discrimination everyday, Tracy learnt a few dance moves during her spells of detention and realised why these people couldn't have the same freedoms that she took for granted! Teaming up with Seaweed and Motormoth Maybelle, Tracy Turnblad took it to the streets being a part of the race riots for equality! Mama Turnblad got out of comfort zone to realise her world hadn't disappeared completely! I'm not sure what part of the show I've got to right now but I'm cool with that! Tracy's mama was serving the 60's! Dragging her from a state of depression Tracy Turnblad took her mama to the salon and for a spot of shopping to realise she still had that spice in her life! This musical empowers first and foremost! Go!
Tracy got her man and that mean girl got knocked off from the top spot! Has modern American been influenced by this upbeat musical theatre show? Now, that's a question that I wanted answering! Going to Baltimore, Maryland won't ever be the same, well that's if I decided to return? I'm all about the housing projects of Atlanta next! Hairspray wowed me, just as I expected it to if I'm completely honest! I know that spending £20.00 on a ticket for this show was worth every single penny! Everyone loves an underdog, now that's why we love Tracy Turnblad! This musical never ceases to amaze me, I think I shall be watching both of the movies all summer after seeing this show again! I am pleased to announce that I shall be returning back to the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre again on the 4th of June to see Coppelia. I can't get enough! After seeing this show two times I can't promise it will be the last time that I see this show! So, until next time Hairspray! Keep on dancing T!