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Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004
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The National Food Court across the street offers quick food and beverage offers for under ten dollars pp for meal and drink. Or splurge at All you Can Eat Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chao. There are many options for fine dining including the class Old Ebbitt Grill owned by the Clydes chain.
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On Saturday and Sunday parking at National place is 15 dollars. I prefer the 2000 space lot at the Reagan building that tops out at 22 dollars. It is more spacious and easier to navigate with a truck or van.
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105 ratings
4.6 average rating
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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 16 2008

fun musical...high energy from start to finish

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anh vo
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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 17 2008

Fabulous show!
A lot better than watching the "hairspray"movie

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 15 2008

The cast did a fine job. They looked like they were having fun with the material. I had to cringe at some of the words and attitudes -- they were hard to hear, even knowing that it was the reality of the time period of the play. I shared with a...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like Hairspray_. It’s irresistible!” —_New York Times


It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ’do!

Don’t miss Hairspray, Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

About the Ticket Supplier: Warner Theatre

The Warner's special place in the history of Washington began in the 1920s when dozens of grand theaters and moviehouses lit up downtown. Built first for vaudeville and silent movies, the Theatre was opened as the Earle Theatre in 1924.

The Earle switched to a movies-only policy in 1945 and in 1947, owner Harry Warner, one of the Hollywood's Warner Brothers, visited Washington and told his tour guide Julian Brylawski (one of the original builders) that since he owned the theatre, his name should be on the marquee. Thus the Earle Theatre became the Warner Theatre.