The Roots

Author: Mark O'Donnell,Marc Shaiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571211432

Category: Drama

Page: 167

View: 6507

In Hairspray, it's 1962--the fifties 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 an awkward overweight outsider into an irrespressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program's reigning blond princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Only in Hairspray! Based on John Waters's 1988 film, the musical comedy Hairspray opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews. Hairspray: The Roots includes the libretto of the show--along with hilarious anecdotes from the authors, to say nothing of dance step diagrams and full-color bouffant wigs to copy and cut out--along with all the creative energy, brilliant color, and full-out emotion that have made the musical "a great big, gorgeous hit . . . [that] is a triumph on all levels" (Clive Barnes, The New York Post).


Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557835147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 126

View: 1271

'Hairspray', the hit musical, is based on John Waters' affectionately subversive homage to his Baltimore youth and the biggest hit musical on Broadway. This is a complete book of lyrics from the Broadway musical.


Author: Dana Heller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444395624

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 2503

By reconsidering assumptions about mainstream popular culture and its revolutionary possibilities, author Dana Heller reveals that John Waters' popular 1988 film Hairspray is the director's most subversive movie. Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films Incorporates original interview material with the director Reveals meanings embedded in the film's narrative treatment of racial and sexual politics


The Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843126907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

View: 811

When Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and personality, wins a spot on the local television dance program, she is transformed from social outcast to teen celebrity overnight.

Hairspray (Songbook)

Easy Piano Selections

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458480712

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 6958

(Easy Piano Songbook). The Tony Award winner for best musical, Hairspray is the feel-good Broadway blockbuster based on the 1988 John Waters movie of the same title. The music is by Marc Shaiman (who wrote the clever score to the musical film South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut ), with lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The story is set in Baltimore, 1962, and the songs are a snappy, affectionate homage to the rock and pop of the period. This folio features easy piano arrangements of 12 songs: Good Morning Baltimore * The Nicest Kids in Town * Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now * I Can Hear the Bells * It Takes Two * Welcome to the '60s * Run and Tell That! * Big, Blonde and Beautiful * Timeless to Me * Without Love * I Know Where I've Been * You Can't Stop the Beat.

Hairspray, Female Trouble, and Multiple Maniacs

Three More Screenplays

Author: John Waters

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9781560257028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 624

Here are three more of John Waters's most popular screenplays — for the first time in print, including an original introduction by Waters and dozens of fun film stills. John Waters, the writer and director of these movies, is a legendary filmmaker whose films occupy their own niche in cinema history. His muse and leading lady was Divine — a 300-pound transvestite who could eat dog shit in one scene and break your heart in the next. In "Hairspray," a "pleasantly plump" teenager, played by Ricki Lake, and her big-hearted hairdresser mother, played by Divine, teach 1962 Baltimore about race relations by integrating a local TV dance show. "Female Trouble" is a coming-of-age story gone terribly awry: Dawn Davenport (again, Divine), progresses from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer destined for the electric chair — all because her parents wouldn't buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. In "Multiple Maniacs," dubbed by Waters a "celluloid atrocity," the traveling sideshow "Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions" is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all — but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster.


Author: Diana Landau,David James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933784380

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

View: 2418

A guide to the 2007 motion picture describes its characters, actors, settings, music, history, making, and plot, and includes 1960s trivia, postcards, stickers, and cards.


Author: Marc Shaiman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780634069376

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 2979

Tony-winning musical Hairspray is the feel-good Broadway blockbuster based on the 1988 John Waters movie. The music is by Marc Shaiman (who wrote the clever score to the musical film South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut), with lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The story is set in Baltimore, 1962, and the songs are a snappy, affectionate homage to the rock and pop of the period. Our E-Z Play edition features great arrangements of 12 songs: Good Morning Baltimore * The Nicest Kids in Town * Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now * I Can Hear the Bells * It Takes Two * Welcome to the '60s * Run and Tell That * Big, Blonde and Beautiful * Timeless to Me * Without Love * I Know Where I've Been * You Can't Stop the Beat.

Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray

A Tara Holloway Novel

Author: Diane Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466816023

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6691

When you're an agent for the IRS, it's always tax time. And this season, Tara Holloway is up to her neck in work with two very knotty cases. One involves a charismatic minister who's using his mega-church as a tax shelter. The other is a crazy militant who's trying to turn Texas into a separate country. With her boyfriend out of town and her partner reassigned, Tara is on her own—and things are getting hairy. If dealing with the Lone Star State isn't enough, Tara has other new issues to take into account: There's a sexy new agent named Nick, who's got her head in the clouds...and Tara's boss, Lu, who's having a hair problem of epic proportions: not even her Chinese contraband industrial-strength hairspray is enough to keep her signature strawberry blonde beehive from falling flat. Can Tara help Lu find a wig—and keep from wigging out over Nick? Love, updos, taxes—this time, Tara's got a whole lot of kinks to iron out...

Hairspray, High Heels, and Second Hand Smoke

Author: Frank Meyner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478195634

Category: Humor

Page: 382

View: 1581

When twenty-year-old cosmetologist Frank Meyner moved from a tinyWest Texas town to the big city of Fort Worth, he had no inkling of the places his cutting shears would take him. Now, his warmhearted, colorful retelling, Hair Spray, High Heels, and Second Hand Smoke, shares his journey from a small-town boy to the founder of one of the city's leading salons. With its wealth of big hearts and great hair, Meyner's captivating tale follows him from humble Hamlin to Fort Worth for his first job at the exclusive Neiman Marcus, where he served as assistant to the legendary stylist PhillipTrotter. There, he was initiated into the upper echelons of Fort Worth society, giving audience to their colorful lifestyle, myriad eccentricities, and graceful charm. After he leaves the salon for his own chair elsewhere, Meyner eventually grabs the brass curling iron and opens his own salon, in which he styles a highspirited who's who list of always-entertaining patrons for the next thirty years. Amid these "Steel Magnolias" of Fort Worth, Meyner wields his scissors and humor with grace, wit, and humanity. His heartwarming success story turns the salon chair to reveal the generosity, selflessness, and boundless love of this delightful community of customers and colleagues. It's a must for anyone looking for a fabulous lift that's sure to produce a permanent smile.

Blood in My Hairspray

A Novel

Author: Steven Schreibman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403326169

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2638

Josie finds herself in a tough spot and begins a deception that will have her fearing for her life while love threatens to engulf her. How can she ever get things back to normal without something disastrous happening? Then there is Rita, who has escaped a life in "The Mob" that threatens her very sanity. Watch her discover an inner strength she never knew she had. Can love find her, too? How these women meet and forge their future makes for page-turning drama. Their trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Superman, Hairspray and the Greatest Goat on Earth

Author: Mark Johnson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595402127

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 56

View: 2367

"Superman, Hairspray and the Greatest Goat on Earth" is a collection of essays and stories about simple things: the trauma of shopping for shoes with a woman, of being surrounded by literally thousands of vengeful, man-eating bears in the Great Smoky Mountains, of a life-long obsession with empty hairspray cans, and of a little girl's relentless search for a live unicorn. This is a Saturday-in-the-rain book. Maybe it will jog a few memories of your own, take away a little stress, and prompt you to pay the author what he considers the ultimate compliment: "You're really not well, are you?"


Author: Aaron Joy


ISBN: 1300848138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 36

View: 3520

Aaron Joy presents a new series of rock music crossword books. 14 new puzzles in each book looking at the bands, albums & general trivia of bands, both famous & forgotten, fringe & mainstream. A great starting point for growing a CD collection, enjoying a particular musical genre or winning the next game of rock music trivia. Series 1 includes: thrash, grunge, classic New York rock bands (4 bonus puzzles), women in rock, prog-rock & L.A. hair metal. Features the topics: Guns N Roses/L.A. Guns/Hollywood Rose, Great White, Steel Panther, Badlands, Bullet Boys, House Of Lords, Love/Hate, Faster Pussycat, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Mr. Big, Don Dokken/George Lynch plus albums.

Chemical Composition of Everyday Products

Author: John Toedt,Darrell Koza,Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325793

Category: Reference

Page: 205

View: 8777

The chemical compositions of over 100 household product groups, along with 10 sample experiments, will show students how chemistry influences their everyday lives.


The Movie Photobook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843126891

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7234

Still photographs and quotes from the movie present its plot, from Tracy's first song about Baltimore to her quest to integrate The Corny Collins Show.

The Secret Life of the American Musical

How Broadway Shows Are Built

Author: Jack Viertel

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374711259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 761

A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next—by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion—from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward. Structured like a musical, The Secret Life of the American Musical begins with an overture and concludes with a curtain call, with stops in between for “I Want” songs, “conditional” love songs, production numbers, star turns, and finales. The ultimate insider, Viertel has spent three decades on Broadway, working on dozens of shows old and new as a conceiver, producer, dramaturg, and general creative force; he has his own unique way of looking at the process and at the people who collaborate to make musicals a reality. He shows us patterns in the architecture of classic shows and charts the inevitable evolution that has taken place in musical theater as America itself has evolved socially and politically. The Secret Life of the American Musical makes you feel as though you’ve been there in the rehearsal room, in the front row of the theater, and in the working offices of theater owners and producers as they pursue their own love affair with that rare and elusive beast—the Broadway hit.

Murder by Hairspray in Gardenia, New Atlantis

Author: Savanna Kougar

Publisher: Siren Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781606014646

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1771

[A Romantic Times American Title IV Finalist] In 2051, Atlantis is no longer a legend. The risen antediluvian land has been colonized by rebels who battled for freedom against the Global Elite. New Atlantis Sheriff, Kalypso Sun Wing, has survived the sterile fifties' suburbs, the revolutionary turbulence of the sixties and the disco guru seventies. After the suicide of the man she loved, Kalypso barely survived the designer eighties or the fast-forward nineties. Watching Atlantis rise from the ocean she realized her destiny. Zerculeon, Zryphus Vasquoz, chose an enforcement career with Earth's Federal Union. He is fascinated with primitive worlds and wants to make his own way outside the family heritage. Once he gets an eyeful of the beautiful Sheriff, as they investigate the Hair Spray serial murder, Zryphus knows he's found his one woman, despite her cold disinterest. When the Hair Spray Killer stalks Kalypso, Zryphus won't let her out of his sight, or his bed. They realize those controlling the Killer's leash will use every evil to win world dominion. ** "I first heard about Atlantis, the legend of a mighty land lost to catastrophe, as a kid. The name Atlantis was like a magic breath pouring into my body. I couldn't wait to discover everything about the antediluvian realm. With the benefit of hindsight, I believe writing about New Atlantis, and the love story of Kalypso and Zryphus, was destined." ~ Savanna ~ ** Siren Erotic Romance

Hairspray and Homicide

Author: Cindy Bell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492938378

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 4457

When Bekki catches her cheating boyfriend in the act she decides to return to her home town to repair her broken heart. The quiet town of Harroway where nothing much happens. Her mother is retiring and she is going to run her family's hair and beauty salon. But, when the owner of the rival salon, Daisy, is found murdered after Bekki threatened her, Bekki becomes the prime suspect. She must do whatever she can to clear her name and find the real murderer. Wanting a break from men in general, after being burned by her ex, the last thing Bekki expects is to run into her old flame, Detective Nick Malonie. While sexy, handsome Detective Nick is trying to do his job and prevent her from doing it for him she is finding it very hard to avoid him. Will Bekki be able to resist her feelings for Nick and find the real killer?