Hairspray: The Roots

Hairspray The Roots In Hairspray it s the fifties are out and change is in the air Balti s Tracy Turnblad a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart has only one passion to dance She wins a spot on the loc

  • Title: Hairspray: The Roots
  • Author: Mark O'Donnell Thomas Meehan Marc Shaiman Scott Wittman John Waters
  • ISBN: 9780571211432
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Hairspray, it s 1962 the fifties are out and change is in the air Balti s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion to dance She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, and overnight is transformed from an awkward overweight outsider into an irrespressible teen celebrity But can a trenIn Hairspray, it s 1962 the fifties are out and change is in the air Balti s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion to dance She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, and overnight is transformed from an awkward overweight outsider into an irrespressible teen celebrity But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program s reigning blond princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her do Only in Hairspray Based on John Waters s 1988 film, the musical comedy Hairspray opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews Hairspray The Roots includes the libretto of the show along with hilarious anecdotes from the authors, to say nothing of dance step diagrams and full color bouffant wigs to copy and cut out along with all the creative energy, brilliant color, and full out emotion that have made the musical a great big, gorgeous hit that is a triumph on all levels Clive Barnes, The New York Post.

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    1. If you like the show, you will love this book. It explains lot of the behind the scenes magic that went in the making of this brilliantly produced musical. With tons of pictures, 'letters to home' and diary entries by a few cast members, lots of inresteting tid-bits of fun trivia and more (not to mention the full libretto and lyrics to the show) it is the perfect companion to any Hairspray fan. It is out of print so if you happen to see this in a bookstore or online, buy it! It's worth the money [...]

    2. There aren't a lot of musicals one can comfortably call modern classics, but "Hairspray" makes the list. With a wildly popular stage version, an almost as popular movie, and an upcoming NBC Live production, the clever book, music and lyrics have cemented themselves in musical culture. This "show bible" does slightly more than just give the libretto- it's got a decent selection of behind the scenes info, photos and a look at the show's development.

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