Hairspray, which opened on Broadway in 2002 and ran until 2009, takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where the dreams of a teenage girl play themselves out in equal parts social commentary and lively dance numbers. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, wins a spot on the local TV dance program, and overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. The musical's original Broadway productions won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score for the Theatre. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories. Come early and enjoy a picnic, a walk in Joaquin Miller Park, and the beautiful bay views with your family. As the sun sets, take your seats in the outdoor theater and enjoy an evening of music and magic under the stars. Groups of 25 or more can purchase blocks of tickets for half price. Our "Kids Come Free" program offers free tickets to kids who attend with paying adults.