The Broadway musical Hairspray is currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. I had such a wonderful time seeing this musical and I think that anyone who sees it will feel the same way.
Hairspray was based on a movie, but it was recently made into a movie again as a movie of the stage version. So if you have seen either movie, you'll already be familiar with the story. It is basically about a teenage girl in Baltimore in the 1960's, Tracy Turnblad, who is a little overweight but wants to be a part of a TV dance show.
The music in Hairspray is so much fun and catchy. You can't help but tap your feet and feel happy when you hear the songs. The cast does an excellent job of bringing these songs to life on stage. George Wendt, who most people know as Norm from the TV show Cheers, plays Tracy's mother, Edna. It was very funny seeing him singing and dancing in a dress.
Tickets for Hairspray cost anywhere from $20-$110. I got my tickets through a ticket lottery system that they have at the theatre's box office. On the day of the show at a certain time, you hand in a card with your name on it and if it is picked, you are able to purchase a front row ticket for $25. I think that it is a fantastic deal and you sit so close to the stage that you feel as if you are a part of the show.
I really loved Hairspray and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting New York City.