Forget a night at the movies! The beloved Tony Award®-winning musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Calgary and Edmonton this month, and there’s still time to get tickets!

It’s all the glitz of Broadway – right here at home.

Get ready to be swept off your feet by infectious tunes, dazzling choreography, and the heartwarming story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad and her dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

This feel-good story is set in the 1960s, complete with colourful costumes, and well-known songs like Good Morning Baltimore, Welcome to the ’60s, and You Can’t Stop the Beat.


While the musical is set in the 1960s, there’s a reason Hairspray remains so popular and relevant today.

“I love that though Hairspray’s setting is so specific to the time and place it exists in, its story and message is timeless. The persistent need for inclusion, appreciation, open-mindedness and love for our neighbours rings true throughout the world, whether in 1962 or 2024, and I think that’s why audiences across the world still leave the show with such hope and optimism.” Caroline Eiseman, Actress: Tracy Turnblad. 

The Boadway Across Canada North American tour is led by the original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Hairspray will be playing in Calgary and Edmonton for 1 week in each city, so don’t wait too long if you want to go see it.


We chatted a bit more with Caroline Eiseman, the lead actress playing Tracy Turnblad, about touring in Canada and what she’s excited about seeing in Alberta. 

“I have never been to Edmonton or Calgary, but I am so excited to spend a few weeks exploring and being immersed in the culture! Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list forever, so that is a MUST when we get to Edmonton! My favourite post-show meal is a burger and I have heard Model Milk has a great one, so I look forward to visiting there.” Caroline Eiseman, Actress: Tracy Turnblad. 

Get your tickets online and don’t miss your chance to catch Hairspray in Calgary and Edmonton. You’ll be tapping your feet the whole time!




When: Tuesday, March 19 – Sunday, March 24, 2024
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14th Avenue NW Calgary


When: Tuesday, March 26 – Sunday, March 31, 2024
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton