According to the New York Times, “ALMOST, MAINE” by John Cariani is "…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts." A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray
HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hits the Moorpark College main stage and you just “Can’t Stop the Beat!” It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!