Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents Hairspray

April 07, 2023

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon is coming to Costa Mesa. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play from April 18 – 30, 2023.

Tickets start at $29 and are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. 

Tickets are also available for a special LGBTQ+ Night celebration on Sunday, April 23 that offers a pre-show reception at Outpost Kitchen at 4:30 p.m. and a viewing of the Hairspray performance that night at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $115 and include the reception with food, the performance, Hairspray swag for all attendees, a guest appearance by Miss Clair Voyance, and a surprise cast cameo. Patrons can use promo code BIGFUN to purchase tickets to this special LGBTQ+ event at

The cast will be led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad and Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad.  Joining them are Charlie Bryant III as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Nick Cortazzo as Link Larkin, Ralph Prentice Daniel as Wilbur Turnblad, Billy Dawson as Corny Collins, Ryahn Evers as Amber Von Tussle, Addison Garner as Velma Von Tussle, Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton and Joi D. McCoy as Little Inez. 

The ensemble consists of Sydney Archibald, Kelly Barberito, Tommy Betz, Helene Britany, Caroline Eiseman, Melanie Puente Ervin, Craig First, Alex Fullerton, Annie Gagen, Carly Haig, Lauren Johnson, Sabrina Joseph, Greg Kalafatas, Kyle Kavully, Matthew J. Kelly, McLaine Meachem, Faith Northcutt, Nicholas Dion Reese, Sage, Micah Sauvageau, Clint Maddox Thompson, Jade Turner, Mickey White, and Emmanuelle Zeesman. Casting for the role of Motormouth Maybelle will be announced at a later date.

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 ’60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 

This new touring production reunites 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. HAIRSPRAY is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, who served as a creative consultant on the musical comedy. It features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. HAIRSPRAY features an original score by Academy Award-nominated Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The tour is produced by NETworks Presentations.

Learn more about the new touring production at
The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Phone: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(714) 556-2787

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