Tracy Turnblad discovers "the dream of a lifetime" in a new promo for NBC's "Hairspray Live!" and for fans of the beloved musical, the trailer itself is the dream of the year.
The network announced that the '60s song-and-dance (and more) story would be the next production to get the "Live!" treatment back in January, and those who've eagerly anticipated it since then can now see the cast — including stars Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Harvey Fierstein and leading lady Maddie Baillio — performing.
In the clip, Tracy discovers her TV-dancing-show dream is just an audition away.
Footage of the colorful dance-off rolls as a cast recording of the show's finale song "You Can't Stop the Beat" blasts.
"This is America, babe! You've got to think big to be big," Short, who plays the part of Tracy's dad, cheers.
As for mom Edna — played by Fierstein, who earned a Tony for his stage portrayal of the same character — she simply deadpans, "Being big is not the problem."
If that clip leaves you wanting more, you don't have to wait long. "Hairspray Live!" airs Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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