In the Broadway hit Hairspray, Edna Turnblad (well-known actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Meaney, left) and Motormouth Maybelle (Tina Fabrique, right) try to steer Edna's daughter, Tracy, in the right directions, as she follows her dreams of early-'60s teen idol-hood, after winning a spot on a "The Corny Collins Show," a local television dance program. Hairspray won eight Tony Awards during its lengthy Broadway run, including Best Musical.
April 25-27, May 1-5, Wed.-Thurs. shows 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. shows 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $6-$36, Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, UConn, Storrs, (860) 486-2133, crt.uconn.edu.