Teenager Tracy Turnblad accomplishes her dream of becoming a regular on her favorite tv show, she sets off on a mission to integrate the all white tv show along the way she is confronted by the pro-segregation mother daughter duo Velma and Amber Von Tussle
You can't stop the beat!
Did You Know?
In the song "Miss Baltimore Crabs", Velma is supposed to refer to Tracy as "short and stout". This line was changed on the soundtrack to "loud and stout", as Kristen Chenowith is actually shorter than Maddie Ballio. However, in the actual live broadcast, Chenowith made a mistake and sang the original lyric. See more
When Tracie comes home to watch the Corny Collins show, she smacks the television and says "Philco" while the TV is actually a Muntz brand. See more
Referenced in An Anxious Mind
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman
Performed by Kristin Chenoweth See more