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Hairspray Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 7

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5.0 star rating Terrence from San Diego, California

HAIRSPRAY HIT

The enthusiasm of the performers was transferred to the audience in this timeless hit musical. Magnificent vocal talent as well as choreography was evident from the beginning.

5.0 star rating Jennifer from Norfolk, Virginia

YOU’LL BE DANCING IN YOUR SEAT

Absolutely amazing. The cast did an incredible job and we were blown away. The show is extremely high-energy and they kept it up the entire time. Musically they nailed it. I highly recommend, we smiled and laughed the whole time.

5.0 star rating Linda Mota from Chicago, Illinois

DON’T MISS OUT!

Took my 9 year old who loves to sing, dance and all of the above. Watching her react to the amazing performances and singing and dancing was something that will forever stay engraved in my mind and heart. It has so many messages that kids (and sadly adults) need to be reminded of nowadays. Equality, body image, bullying, goal setting, following your dreams, love, friendship, etc. It wasn’t boring or long, and even the songs that sometimes feel like “fillers” were done so nicely that you ended up feeling like they were singing directly to you. The energy and vibe was all there, and EVERYONE on stage was rocking it! Wether they were dancing in front of the crowd or all the way on back. Everyone brought it! Go watch it! You’ll love it!

5.0 star rating Annie B. from Madison, Wisconsin

HAIRSPRAY

We have had Overture Broadway season tickets for years and have seen both outstanding and less-than-so productions. Our last show before the pandemic was the incomparable Hamilton and our first since Covid was supposed to be Mean Girls which was cancelled due to (drum roll) Covid. So, our expectations for Hairspray were not high. This show and these performers blew us away!! The talent these kids displayed was amazing and the joy they shared was contagious. Niki Metcalf (Tracy) has a gorgeous voice and the comedy duet with Andrew Levitt and Christopher Swan (Edna and Wilbur) was a standout. My only complaint was that the orchestra occasionally played over the beautiful singing voices. One of the best Broadway shows we have seen at the Overture, ever! Go see if if you can.

5.0 star rating Barbara Mcdonald from Springfield, Missouri

HAIRSPRAY

I loved the show, but then musical comedies are my favorite. Cast was so enthusiastic, I wanted to get up and dance with them.

4.0 star rating Dave Z from Boston, Massachusetts

GREAT SHOW BUT BUT ISSUES WITH SOUND MIXING AND LIGHTING

Hairspray was a fantastic show -- every song is a jam. Great performers, great music, great set, awesome show. But boy, the tech seemed a bit off during the performance I saw. The sound mixing made it really hard to hear the vocalists over the orchestra -- I really couldn't understand any words in some of the songs. The spotlighting was also struggling to light up the right performer in some of the songs (there are some particularly difficult songs to spotlight where the light has to bounce back and forth between several performers, but for a Broadway-level production I expected better spotlight handling). I still absolutely recommend the show!

3.0 star rating Barbara from Grand Rapids, Michigan

ORCHESTRA VS VOCALISTS

Wow. This could’ve been a WWE event. The orchestra fought HARD to overpower the vocals. Couldn’t hear a word the singers sang over the loud instrumentals. “Motormouth” stole the show: Amazing voice (orchestra even respected her and knew who was in charge).

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