Feature photo of Niki Metcalf as “Tracy Turnblad” in Hairspray, by Jeremy Daniel.
On Friday, April 22nd from 11am to 1pm, the Kimmel Cultural Campus (300 S. Broad St) will celebrate the birthday of filmmaker John Waters, the writer and director of the 1988 film HAIRSPRAY, with free “John Waters Ice” from John’s Water Ice and a special discount ticket offer!
The first 50 guests will be treated to free water ice with vanilla birthday cake ice cream and an offer to purchase $22 tickets for opening night of HAIRSPRAY.
After, guests are encouraged to attend the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ FREE Lunchtime Unplugged at the Kimmel event inside, with live music and food from Garces. The Lunchtime Unplugged event features Micah Graves (pianist and composer), Danielle Dougherty (vocalist), and Jd Esters (Settlement Music School piano student).
For more about the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ current mask and vaccination policy, please read here.
For more information on the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ season and the Broadway series – including Hairspray – visit www.kimmelculturalcampus.org.
About HAIRSPRAY: Winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards® including Best New Musical, HAIRSPRAY is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
About the Lunchtime Unplugged event: Lunchtime Unplugged joins the lineup of FREE programming announced earlier this year, including Happy Hour Sessions and Nightlife at the Kimmel. Taking place under the Kimmel Center’s soaring 150-foot vaulted roof in the Plaza and adding to an already-full roster of more than two thousand events, the series highlight local artists and burgeoning student musicians, building upon the original vision of the Kimmel Center building as a place for continuous live entertainment.