the Broadway Musical

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Arrangements by Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters

Directed by Susan Kosoff
Choreography by Laurel Conrad
Musical Direction by Matthew Stern

January 24 – February 23, 2014

In 1950s Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big dreams, auditions for a role on the Corny Collins TV dance show. However, when the producer refuses to integrate the program, Tracy draws on her own struggles with prejudice to lead the charge for change. ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’ encapsulates an era that brought monumental changes through song, dance and the courage of a few.



Tracy Turnblad – Jenna Lea Scott*
Edna Turnblad – Robert Saoud*
Wilbur Turnblad – Peter A. Carey*
Penny Pingleton – Jennifer Beth Glick*
Velma Von Tussle – Aimee Doherty*
Corny Collins – Mark Linehan*
Link Larkin – Michael Notardonato
Amber Von Tussle – Jane Bernhard
Motormouth Maybelle – Gamalia Pharms*
Seaweed J. Stubbs – Jon Allen
Little Ines – Tyla Collier
Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher/Madame Pinky – Cheryl McMahon*
Matron – Jane Staab*
Harriman F. Spritzer – Kevin Fennessy
Principal/Guard – David W. Frank
Council Mom – Meryl Galaid

The Nicest Kids –  Grace Brakeman, Nicholas Davis, Andy Garcia, Cookie Harrist, Julia Paolino, Martha Simmons, Aaron Swiniuch, Jackie Theoharis, Kyle VanZandt, Andrew Winans

The Record Shop Kids – Jessica Ayer, Maritza Bostic, Trey Gaskin, Kaedon Gray, Devin Holloway, Kyle Louviere, Carla Martinez, Levin Valayil, Ciera-Dawn Washington, Kerri Wilson-Ellenberger

They Dynamites – Maritza Bostic, Ciera-Dawn Washington, Kerri Wilson-Ellenberger


Director – Susan Kosoff
Choreographer – Laurel Conrad
Musical Director – Matthew Stern
Set Designer – Janie E. Howland
Costume Designer – Lisa Simpson
Lighting Designer – Scott Clyve
Props Designer – Marjorie Lsuignan
Production Stage Manager – Robin Liberty*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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Infectious ensemble turns HAIRSPRAY into a dance party

-The Boston Globe

From the moment the curtain rose, there was an impressive energy that swept over the audience…


Wheelock creates a brassy, bright HAIRSPRAY

-Wicked Local

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