Tracy (Lily Castle) and heartthrob Link (Spencer Claus) make the perfect couple in Desert Foothills Youth Theater’s production of Hairspray running Jan. 9-18.

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Desert Foothills Theater brings ‘Hairspray’ to the stage

Staff Report~ 1/7/2015

SCOTTSDALE – Get ready for some incredible hairdos – Desert Foothills Theater is continuing its 40th season with the production of ‘Hairspray,’ running Jan. 9-18.

This is DFT’s second youth theater production of the season. Directed by Chris Hamby, DFT’s production of Hairspray features a talented young cast ranging in age from 13 to adult. The family-friendly musical was the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.Audience members can expect to see piled bouffant high combined with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

The plot takes place in 1962 in Baltimore, where the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

Performances for Hairspray are at 7 p.m. Jan. 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2 p.m. Jan. 11, 17, and 18. Tickets range from $16 to $21 for adults and $12 to $16 for youth and students. Visit or call (480) 488-1981 for tickets. ‘Hairspray’ will be held in the Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale.