Broadway In Detroit: ‘Hairspray’ Returns To The Fisher Theatre Jan. 2022

Broadway in Detroit: 'Hairspray' Returns to the Fisher TheatrePhoto: Jeremy Daniel
Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Broadway in Detroit.

You can’t stop an avalanche as it races down a hill … and you can’t stop me from seeing Hairspray when it comes to town (at least I hope you never will)!

*Looks around to see who’ll be first to call her out on her cheese*

If you haven’t guessed by now, my good news today involves the Broadway hit, Hairspray, and its return to Detroit! I’ve loved this musical since I was in college when the movie musical came out (Nikki Blonsky/Zac Efron version, anyone?) and loved the film so much, I saw it THREE TIMES in the theater. Since then, I’ve also seen the 1988 film version (not my fave, but to each their own), but I have yet to see this absolute BOP on stage. Like 15 years later. That’s too long, guys.

Thankfully, I’m finally getting my chance to sing and dance along live with Tracy, Edna, Seaweed, and Little Inez … and if you’re up for a fun night in downtown Detroit, you’re about to get that chance, too.

Hairspray in Detroit: Show Details

Broadway in Detroit: 'Hairspray' Returns to the Fisher Theatre
Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray is the story of 16 year-old Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair). Determined to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show, Tracy is about to learn some unexpected lessons as she attempts to 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).

Hairspray premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in June 2002. The show was a smash hit when it transferred to Broadway, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and became the longest-running musical to play the Neil Simon Theater, running 2,642 performances from July 18, 2002, until January 4, 2009. It is the 22nd-longest running show in Broadway history.

Hairspray in Detroit: Show Dates & Ticket Information

Broadway in Detroit: 'Hairspray' Returns to the Fisher Theatre
Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Show Dates:

January 18-30, 2022


The Fisher Theatre, 3011 West Grand Blvd., Detroit

Performance Times:

* Tuesday through Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
* Open-captioned performance on Sunday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for Hairspray start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.

For group sales (10 or more) please email or call 313-871-1132.

Tickets for the open-captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

**Health & Safety Protocols (NEW For 2021-2022 Season)**

Following the lead of Broadway and concert venues across the country, Broadway In Detroit theater patrons will be required to show photo identification and proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the performance date or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before they will be admitted into the venue. Additionally, all patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside the theater regardless of one’s vaccination status.

All ticket purchasers will receive a Broadway In Detroit Health & Safety Guide via email prior to their performance. This guide will also be posted on the company’s website ( and available at the Fisher Theatre box office. It will have the latest information on the company’s health and safety protocols as well as information on what to expect when you arrive at the theater.

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**NOTE: I am not an official representative of Broadway in Detroit. Please visit for the most up-to-date information on this show and upcoming shows.

Broadway in Detroit: 'Hairspray' Returns to the Fisher Theatre
Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Have you seen Hairspray live on stage, or do you love either of the movies? Drop your favorite version in the comments and click here to learn about more shows coming to Broadway in Detroit!