Hairspray In Concert Thursday, Jan. 24

There’s no denying it: The 2007 movie-musical remake of Hairspray did not live up to the campy perfection of John Waters’ original film about Tracy Turnblad, a hefty young lady who just wants to dance on The Corny Collins Show. (If John Travolta is stepping into heels that were originally filled by Divine, you’ve got problems.) But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, game to reinterpret the source material once more, is putting on a concert of the Tony Award-winning musical version of Hairspray. A handful of Broadway veterans are scheduled to perform—along with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees—but narrating the proceedings throughout is Mr. Baltimore himself, Waters, who should provide the dollop of weirdness that Hairspray requires.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. $31-$91. (301) 581-5100. bsomusic.org.

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