The Media Theatre bills its production of Hairspray as “Delaware County’s first professional production,” a subtle reminder that this Tony Award-winner has been around for a while. Nevertheless, it’s a great show, well worth seeing — or seeing again. Based on John Waters’ hip-yet-subversive film, Hairspray is tons of rock ’n’ roll fun even while teaching us not to discriminate. Temple grad Victoria Mayo plays Tracy Turnblad, whose desire to dance on The Corny Collins Show drives the story, and Broadway veteran William Thomas Evans plays her mother Edna because … I don’t know why. She’s always played by a man, which I guess is funny.
Through Nov. 4, $49, Media Theatre, 104 State St., Media, 610-891-0100, mediatheatre.org.