University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts


TheatreUSF presents the Broadway musical, Hairspray.

Three people dancing in front of a black board
Three women with animal print dresses and beehive hairstyles standing together, each with a hand on their hips
A group of people all looking at one girl in the middle of them
A group of people holding signs about desegregation
A group of people staring and pointing at something in the distance
A group of people standing and smiling with their hands up
A group of people smiling with their hands up, all looking at one girl in the middle of the stage
A group of people dancing
A girl kneeling and looking up at a boy with a microphone
A group of people smiling and pointing upwards


Directed and Choreographed by John W. Holloway guest artist Andrew Frye
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman 
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Oct. 11-13 and 17-20 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.
Theatre 1 on the USF Tampa Campus

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and launches a campaign to integrate the show. See this Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1988 New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.