Posted by: isaaph | November 7, 2008

Hairspray in Manila

I’ve only seen the movie version of Hairspray (the one with Ricky Lake) and I enjoyed it a lot because it’s fun and size-positive. When I learned from Lorna that there’s going to be a stage production of Hairspray here, I became excited. Initially there were plans of getting International Size Acceptance Association Philippines (ISAAPH) as a sponsor of some sort but it didn’t push through because of lack of communication. Still, I and ISAAPH are rooting for the production. I encourage everyone to watch the musical because it is truly enjoyable. Read on the know more about Hairspray.


HAIRSPRAY is about Tracy who wins a spot on the local TV dance program The Corny Collins Show. The big girl with big hair and big dreams becomes a teen celebrity overnight. Soon Tracy finds herself pitted against the show’s reigning princess for the title Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962. Based on the John Waters film, Hairspray is the winner of eight Tony awards including Best Musical. It was recently made into a hit film starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah.

It is directed by Bobby Garcia, choreography by Cecile Martinez, sets and costumes by Gino Gonzales, lighting design by Shoko Matsumoto and Musical Director Archie Castillo conducts FILharmoniKA. It runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 7 at the Star Theatre, CCP Complex. Tickets are on sale now by calling Atlantis Productions at 892-7078, 840-1187 or Ticketworld at 891-9999



  1. Thanks, Karen!

  2. If you’d rather watch Hairspray Manila on its first Saturday staging (November 15, 2008, 8pm), please contact me at 0917.805.5893. Be among the first ones to watch!

  3. Hi! For those who want to catch the closing night show (December 7, Sunday, 8pm), you may call/text Mae at 09063414559. Closing nights are ten times the fun! 🙂

  4. sayang, di ko to napanood.

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