Hairspray at The Arts Club

Comments 128 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club Theatre Company is presenting the Tony-award winning musical Hairspray from May 12 until July 10, 2011.

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Adam Charles and Jennie Neumann in the Arts Club’s production of Hairspray.
Photo by David Cooper.

Amidst the doo-wop and sock-hops of ‘60s Baltimore, pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad won’t let popular Amber Von Tussle squash her dream of dancing on a local TV teen variety show. Can a girl with big ideas (and really big hair!) change the world…and win the heart of dreamy Link Larkin? Welcome to the ‘60s!

Director Bill Millerd says Jay Brazea was born to play the role of Tracy’s mom Edna (a female role typically played by an actor in drag) and it’s a just really fun show – the type that will leave you smiling. Tickets for the production at the Stanley Theatre are available now, starting at $29.

I have two tickets to give away as well, here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • I entered to win tickets to Hairspray @TheArtsClub from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Monday, May 16th.

    Update The winner is Victoria!

    128 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. mariaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 4:18pm PDT

      Would like to see this!

    2. AlisonFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 4:25pm PDT

      I love Hairspray – such an amazing musical! Would take my boyfriends aunt, who is down here right now for radiotherapy.

    3. JeffFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

      I have plans to go to a show in North Vancouver in June. Thia would be a nice addition to that.

    4. KarenFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

      Ahhhh! Jay Brazeau will be brilliant at Edna!!!

    5. Justinne RamirezFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 5:25pm PDT

      I am in love with Hairspray! “Good morning Baltimore!”

    6. Jessica TFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 5:28pm PDT

      I’ve never seen this – live or the movie – but have always wanted to!

    7. ShawnaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 5:39pm PDT

      Hairspray! So fun!

    8. Dennis SatoFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 6:30pm PDT

      My wife’s BD is coming up and she would love this show.

    9. VanessaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 6:55pm PDT

      shoop shoop shoop wop

    10. Tooth FairyFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 8:45pm PDT

      Be fun to see Hairspray!

    11. Tooth FairyFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 8:46pm PDT

    12. EnnieFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 9:13pm PDT


    13. SaraFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT

      Sounds fun!

    14. ElieFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 10:15pm PDT

      i wanna go!

    15. TracyFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 10:29pm PDT

      Would love to go 😀

    16. RebeccaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:07pm PDT

      I have never seen Hairspray live or in movie form, so this would be a great experience!

    17. MariaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:24pm PDT

      I would love to share this with my daughter

    18. BrendaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:32pm PDT

      I would love to go see this with my mom!

    19. NaomiFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:35pm PDT

      Would love to win this!!!

    20. NaomiFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:35pm PDT

      Would love to win this!!!

    21. Michelle WilliamsonSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 12:29am PDT

      Never seen it!

    22. KristinSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 1:29am PDT

      I love Hairspray. Love It!!!!

    23. natalieSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 1:41am PDT

      would love to see this musical!!!!

    24. Vancouver PhotographerSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 2:11am PDT

      Love to see this one.

    25. TeresaSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 6:44am PDT

      Would love to go!

    26. CarolSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 8:16am PDT

      I have heard this is a great show. I hope I win.

    27. Andrew HoyerSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

      I love live theatre – would be nice to see something besides Shakespeare!

    28. MaryanneSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

      I want to go!

    29. lindawwwwSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 10:48am PDT

      Yes, I want to win these tickets!

    30. JaseSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      Yes, pls!!

    31. LoriSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      I’d love to take my daughter to this. We know allll the songs!

    32. VictoriaSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

      Thanks for the giveaway!!
      I really love Hairspray so I hope I win!!!! 🙂

    33. Lori-Vancouver BC HostSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 5:41pm PDT

      I’ve never been to a play in Vancouver, this would be so fun:)

    34. DarcySaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      Nice prize!

    35. JimSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

      Musical theatre is always enjoyable.

    36. Heather BaileySunday, May 8th, 2011 — 9:22am PDT

      I have tickets to WICKED, would love some to Hairspray!

    37. Maria KSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 9:30am PDT

      Looks like lots of fun! I love musicals!

    38. tracySunday, May 8th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

      this would be a great night out!

    39. SarahSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:11am PDT

      I loved this movie when I was a kid. Fingers crossed.

    40. RickSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      <3 Musicals!

    41. KbTSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

      I love Arts Club musicals!

    42. taniaSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      That would be so fun!

    43. rinoSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

      Great night out!

    44. AileenSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

      I love Hairspray!

    45. KierstenSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      loved it the first time i saw it in nyc… would love to see it again! it’s a great show!

    46. JohnSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

      looks awesome !

    47. ANDREASunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

      I’ve never seen this on stage, only the movie, but I know it would be a million times better!

    48. KatieSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

      Would be amazing to check this out.

    49. HeatherSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      Would love to take my mom to Hairspray!!!

    50. CathySunday, May 8th, 2011 — 12:40pm PDT

      Looks like fun. I would love to take my Mom to this!

    51. Yvonne GSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

      Would love to see Hairspray!

    52. PatSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 4:11pm PDT

      I want to win!!!!!!!!!!

    53. Emily HSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 5:02pm PDT

      I love all musical theatre…I would love to see Hairspray!

    54. TraceySunday, May 8th, 2011 — 5:14pm PDT

      Would love to take my mom to see this!

    55. JoSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 5:21pm PDT

      Vancouver had had some great shows lately… I sure hope I can see this one!

    56. LindaSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 6:46pm PDT

      this looks fun!

    57. JessicaSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 8:09pm PDT

      I love the recent re-make of the film: John Travolta and Christopher Walken made an amazing couple!

    58. JaniceSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 8:17pm PDT

      great contest!

    59. Aileen RSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 9:31pm PDT

      Omg I am becoming the biggest fan of musicals.. would love to see this! :o)

    60. KristiSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 9:33pm PDT

      *pokes Aileen* 😀 This would be so much fun to see!

    61. rachelMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:25am PDT

      oh, how fun !!!

    62. Krista EdwardsonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      I love the brillance of John Waters. Polish your saddle shoes we are in for a good time!

    63. LisaBMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:27am PDT

      I can’t even imagine how fun this would be live.

    64. AlvMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      I’ll even see it without Travolta!

    65. Sunshine GMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

      Pick me!

    66. SitaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

      Oh i would love to see this live!

    67. MarinaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

      My stepdaughter would LOVE to see this!

    68. susanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

      I saw Hairspray when it was on Broadway, would love to see what they do here!

    69. jp chowMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

      I <3 arts club.

    70. JoeyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

      I love hairspray!

    71. isvaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

      Love Hairspray and love free contests!

    72. JoeyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT

      Love Hairspray!

    73. LindaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

      loved this movie! would love it even more if i saw the musical!! 🙂


    74. kateMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:27pm PDT

      I would love to see this

    75. SanazMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:16pm PDT

      My mom would really enjoy this show!

    76. danaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 8:31pm PDT

      I love hairspray. love the music!

    77. Danielle ScottMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:24pm PDT

      I would love to go see this!

    78. WillMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:31pm PDT

      First Wicked, then Lion King. I’d love to see Hairspray as well.

    79. HairSprayTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:40am PDT

      it’s beauty hairspay!

    80. SarannaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:42am PDT

      I’ve never seen this yet, so I would love to win this!

    81. AmuscatpurrsTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:46am PDT

      Count me in!

    82. TomTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

      My girlfriend would like this.

    83. JeremyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:26am PDT

      Would love tickets to this show

    84. VinnieTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

      This looks like so much fun! Thanks for running the contest.

    85. VaniaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 12:16pm PDT

      Sweet! I’d love to win those!

    86. AbigailTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 1:16pm PDT

      Good times!! 🙂

    87. LauraTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      sounds fun!

    88. PhyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:46pm PDT

      Loved the movie!

    89. JeanieTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

      This sounds fabulous

    90. CarolineTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:11pm PDT

      I saw Hairspray on Broadway in NYC 4 years ago and would love to see it again!

    91. AnnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

      would love to see more plays in Vancouver!

    92. Tiny LibrarianTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:35pm PDT

      Sounds fun – the Arts Club really does some good shows!

    93. ShannonWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:28am PDT

      I a definitely going to purchase tickets!! (or win them?!) 🙂 Love Hairspray!

    94. Amy W.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:48am PDT


    95. Andrew C.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:46am PDT


    96. ElizabethWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

      Love the movie version. Bet the play is even better!

    97. DeirdreWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

      great show – the musical will be so much fun!

    98. Jessica AdamsonWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:19pm PDT

      I’ve always wanted to see Jay as Edna since he did the show in Toronto. <3

    99. Michael FlorizoneWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 4:22pm PDT

      I’ve never seen Hair Spray… Would be a lot of fun. Just finished performing in The Drowsy Chaperone.

    100. KelseyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 4:58pm PDT

      The Arts Club always puts on such fantastic shows… can’t wait to see it! 🙂

    101. SandraWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

      This would be so much fun!

    102. Michelle W.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 11:56pm PDT

      I LOVE musicals!

    103. sabrina99Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 1:46am PDT

      I love Hairspray! Also the only movie I watched thrice in theatres, lol

    104. TYThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 10:14am PDT

      i’m in!

    105. WinnieThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 2:36pm PDT

      Loved the movie! It would be great to see it live.

    106. Jenny L.Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT

      would love to see it in theatre!

    107. Buzz! | Arts Club Theatre CompanyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 5:32pm PDT

      […] Thanks to last weekend’s sneak peeks and some wonderful media coverage, there is already some serious Hairspray buzz in advance of tonight’s first preview. Want to learn more about Tracy, Edna,and our production before you see them live? Check out the preview coverage below, as well as some early audience feedback, and your chance to win two tickets from Miss 604! […]

    108. CathieFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 9:17am PDT

      I would love to go!!

    109. Jen HFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

      Please count me in! I’ve never been to the Arts Club.

    110. MandySaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

      Would love to see the show 🙂

    111. ErinSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      Everyone loves a musical!

    112. YumikoSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT

      Looks fun!

    113. Sylvia F FSunday, May 15th, 2011 — 11:51pm PDT

      I absolutely adore musicals and have never seen this one!

    114. KaiMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:32am PDT

      would be amazing to see a live musical, it’s been ages!

    115. SpencerMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      I haven’t seen a musical in years, would be a great experience I bet!

    116. karenMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      Would love to see this!

    117. KatherineMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      I’ve heard wonderful things about Hairspray and I’ve never been to the theatre! Would love to see this 🙂

    118. shellyMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      i’m looking forward to this!

    119. lisaMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

      this would be such a treat.

    120. JeanineMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

      SQUEEEEEEEE! I’ve never seen this live and would LOVE a chance to go!

    121. laniwurmMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:39am PDT

      Pick me!! Pick me!!

    122. SarahMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:42am PDT

      I too have heard wonderful things about Hairspray! I’ve never even seen the movie – so it would be great to see live at the theatre! 🙂

    123. CandaceMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

      This would be a fantastic mother/daughter date night (she is only 4) 🙂
      Thanks for the chance !

    124. Erin CardonaMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

      I’ve only seen Hairsray the movie and would love, love, LOVE to see the arts club production live. So fun!

    125. JoanneMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:53am PDT

      The Arts Club never ceases to do a great job! I’d love to see this!!

    126. AlishaMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      I’d so love to see this!

    127. VinceTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:57pm PDT

      My girls love this show!

    128. InderMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 2:24pm PDT

      Hairspray is amazing!!

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