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You Can Watch 'Hairspray The Musical' With Ariana Grande For Free This Weekend

You Can Watch 'Hairspray The Musical' With Ariana Grande For Free This Weekend

Bouffant your hair and slip on that mini dress, because you can watch Hairspray the Musical with Ariana Grande for free this weekend.

Yep, viewers can join all of their favourite back-combed characters on Friday 29th May for a trip to Baltimore courtesy of The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.

The show kicks off at 7pm BST and will then be available to watch on YouTube for the next 48 hours.

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Alongside Ariana, Hairspray's all-star cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Martin Short - and of course the one and only Jennifer Hudson.

We can't think of a better way to spend a night in lockdown, tbh.

Fans will remember that Hairspray the Musical (originally known as Hairspray Live!) follows the life of dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (newcomer Maddie Baillio), "a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart" in 1962 Baltimore.

Ariana plays Tracy Turnblad's goofy-adorable BFF Penny Pingleton (Credit: 'Hairspray Live!')
Ariana plays Tracy Turnblad's goofy-adorable BFF Penny Pingleton (Credit: 'Hairspray Live!')
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When Tracy realises her dream of scooping a spot on local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show, she becomes an overnight sensation and a trendsetter in fashion and dance. She goes on to front a campaign to bring diversity to the show.

Ariana dons bunches and a tartan dress to play the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's goofy-adorable best friend. Like Tracy, Penny is obsessed with The Corny Collins Show, but her life is made difficult by her highly religious and racist mother.

Penny was previously played by Amanda Bynes in the 2007 Hairspray film as well as Leslie Ann Powers in the original 1988 film.

The three-hour live musical event was originally released in 2016. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, the production features choreography from Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, and comes from Universal Studios.

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The show will be available to stream via The Show Must Go On YouTube Channel on Friday 23rd May (Credit: 'Hairspray Live!')
The show will be available to stream via The Show Must Go On YouTube Channel on Friday 23rd May (Credit: 'Hairspray Live!')

The Shows Must Go On the channel is a treasure trove of showtunes, backstage access and big-scale performances of some of the best loved musicals in history.

Unfortunately, due to rights restrictions, Hairspray the Musical won't be available in LATAM and Asia.

Hairspray the Musical is available to watch this Friday 29th May at 7pm BST on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: Entertainment, Life, Ariana Grande

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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