June 09 - June 24, 2017

The opening musical of our 2017 summer season!

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801.225.ARTS Open 10am-6pm weekdays & Saturdays from 12pm - 6pm. Seating Map >>


Get swept away to 1960’s Baltimore, where loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?  With one of the most upbeat and catchy scores of all time, including Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop The Beat, Mama I’m A Big Girl Now, It Takes Two, Welcome to the 60’s, I Can Hear The Bells and more.  Directed by Jan Shelton Hunsaker.  Music direction and choreography by Tiffany Winkel Nutter.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm *


Gen. Adm. Adult - $12
Gen. Adm. Child (age 3-11) - $10
Gen. Adm. Senior (age 65+) - $10
Reserved B Adult - $14
Reserved B Child (age 3-11) - $12
Reserved B Senior (age 65+) - $12
Reserved A Adult - $16
Reserved A Child (age 3-11) - $14
Reserved A Senior (age 65+) - $14
$6 - Non profit or church groups of 20 or more purchased in advance, no refunds or exchanges


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In most cases, events will not be declared a “rainout” before showtime. A rainy day can turn into a beautiful evening and most shows continue regardless of cold, wind or rain. Come prepared for the weather, or plan to attend on another evening! If the show is declared an official rainout by SCERA management prior to intermission, rainchecks will be given for one of the remaining nights.

Click on any photo to see it larger.  All photos by Mark A. Philbrick.  Costume Design by Deborah Bowman.  Wigs & Makeup by Cole McClure.

Check out a short teaser video for the show!


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asl-iconThe show will be interpreted in American Sign Language on Tuesday, June 20.  Those needing this service should purchase general admission tickets and then email with the number of people in your party.  We will set up a small section of reserved chairs near the stage on the south side of the hill.


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