"Kudos to Director/Choreographer Jeff Whiting, whose excellent direction and choreography is a huge part of the production’s success.”

 - David Tompkins - Broadway World

“Musicals that deliver a genuinely good time and a blunt social message about racial justice are to be cherished, especially now, when we need both. “Hairspray’’ belongs in that useful category, a fact driven home by director-choreographer Jeff Whiting’s exuberant, virtually irresistible, and, yes, timely production at North Shore Music Theatre.”

“Director Jeff Whiting knows how to put together a smash hit musical with high energy, dazzling dance numbers, and many show stopping moments.”

“A dizzyingly dazzling joyride, audience members were heard commenting this was the best show North Shore Music Theatre has ever done.”

“Director and choreographer Jeff Whiting keeps the pacing at fever pitch, making sure the next laugh or the next big dance number is never far away.”

“This was a flawless and fun production that also had a theme that is still relevant today.”

  • Myrna Fearer, Danvers Herald

“Everyone enjoyed the fast-paced, wonderfully choreographed ensemble song-and-dance numbers (kudos, director-choreographer Jeff Whiting).”

  • Sheila Barth, Independent Newspapers

“Full of pep, pizazz, luminescence, this production exudes joy and fabulous hair while tackling complex issues of race, body image, television, and prejudice in ‘60s Baltimore that still resonate today.”

Jessica Sawyer -

“Hairspray - a phenomenal show - is filled with show stopping numbers from "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome to the 60’s," and "You Can’t Stop the Beat" which ends off the show with a bang.”

- Marielle Sabbag, Geeks Media


North Shore Music Theatre - Beverly, MA


Jeff Whiting


Jeff Whiting


Bill Hanney

Lighting Design: 

Jose Santiago

Scenic Design: 

Kyle Dixon

Cast Includes:

Blake Hammond, Brooke Shapiro, Zane Phillips, Philip Hoffman, Altamiece Cooper