“You Can’t Stop the Beat!” Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s 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).


This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences.


Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).


Broadway Series Subscriber Information


Due to the condensed WCIA 3 Broadway Series shows available in the spring of 2022, there will not be a traditional renewal process to purchase series subscriptions for Madagascar and HAIRSPRAY. Series subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public through a presale that begins three hours prior to the public on sale each day. Purchasing or not purchasing tickets to these shows will not affect your status as a series subscriber. Previous series subscribers will receive a renewal notice for their 2019-20 Broadway Series ticket location when State Farm Center resumes a full Broadway Series schedule for the 2022-23 season.

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Student Tickets

University of Illinois students receive a $8 discount off select tickets when they purchase through their student ticketing account. Use the link below to login to your existing account or create a student ticket account if you have not purchased student tickets before.  If you have questions, contact the ticket office at 866-ILLINI-1



Parking is available in the SFC parking quadrants and in Lot E-14 for this event. All lots open two hours prior to the show. 


Cars: $15 Day of Show, $13 Purchased with Tickets

Buses: $30

Parking for those with disabilities is available in any of the surrounding quadrants on a first come first served basis.

Circle drives are available on the East and West sides of the building for drop-off and pick-up.


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