Based on the film by John Waters, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman,and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
It’s 1962 - the ‘50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?

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Director/Choreographer   |   Richard Stafford

Music Director   |   David Truskinoff

Stage Manager   |   Roy Johns*

Assistant Stage Manager   |   Rebekah Small*

Scenic Designers   |   Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay

Costume Coordinator   |   Nicole Wee

Lighting Designer   |   Mike Foster

Sound Designer   |   Ryan Kilcourse



D.C. Anderson*   |   Wilbur Turnblad

Dane Becker   |   Link Larkin

Patrick Connaghan   |   Corny Collins

Richard Crandle*   |   Seaweed Stubbs

Heather DiBianco   |   Chorus Female

Jennifer Fouché*   |   Motormouth Maybelle

Stephen Hope*   |   Male Authority Figure

Kathryn Huxtable   |   Chorus Female

Jeffrey Johnson II   |   Chorus Male

Sarah Joy Ledtke*   |   Velma Von Tussle

Greg London*   |   Edna Turnblad

Alaina Mills*   |   Amber Von Tussle

Lindsay Nantz   |   Penny Pingleton

William Porter*   |   Chorus Male

Tavia Riveé*   |   Chorus Female

Stacey Scotte*   |   Female Authority Figure

Brooke Shapiro*   |   Tracy Turnblad

Savannah Sinclair   |   Chorus Female

Jennifer Theriot   |   Chorus Female

Kristopher Stanley Ward*   |   Chorus Male & Dance Captain



Saxophone   |   Tom Ellison/Greg Amos

Bass Guitar   |   Michael Dempsey

Drums   |   Bobby Ryan


*Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

"A whole lotta shakin' going on" - The Observer

"A big splashy musical" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"High octane, high energy, and high concept" - The Observer

"Colorful production" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Review Articles

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