You can’t stop the beat, but you can at least listen to it right now in preparation for NBC’s latest live extravaganza, “Hairspray Live!” Saddle up, teenage Baltimore, because the full soundtrack for the upcoming live musical event is now streaming on Spotify. You gotta think big to be big!
NBC’s latest live outing stars screen newbie Maddie Baillio as the wild, forward-thinking, and totally awesome Tracy Turnblad as she embarks on what is initially a quest to be the newest star on Baltimore’s hip after school show, “The Corny Collins Show.” What starts off as the culmination of Tracy’s own teen dream eventually finds her smack-dab in the middle of the civil rights movement, complete with large-scale song-and-dance routines and presumably Ariana Grande (as Tracy’s best friend Penny Pingleton) just being totally awesome.
Oh, and like, lots of hair products.
Other familiar faces will pop up on the event, including Kristin Chenoweth as the nefarious Velma Von Tussle, Martin Short as Tracy’s dad Wilbur, Derek Hough as Corny Collins himself, Jennifer Hudson as the brassy Motormouth Maybelle and Harvey Fierstein returning to his Tony-winning role as Tracy’s mother Edna.
Welcome to the sixties, or at least to this very good soundtrack. Check out the full soundtrack right here, via Spotify.
“Hairspray Live!” airs Wednesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.