“This hard-charging, gleeful production of “Hairspray” never lets up, filling a solid 2.5 hours with song and oh-so-precise dancing...The choreography, by Music Theatre Wichita and “So You Think You Can Dance?” veteran Al Blackstone and assistant Katie Drablos, is superb.
-The Wichita Eagle
"He's done something really remarkable, I think, because after all, this is a compendium of the development of Broadway choreography. And what Al has been able to do without actually stealing is to really give you a taste of the difference between Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse and Gower Champion and Jerry Mitchell and so on, and then also show you his extraordinary choreographic skill."
Al Blackstone's spirited, strutting choreography easily completes the framework of fun.