‘Hairspray’ (Wilbur): “You gotta think big to be big”

HAIRSPRAY the MUSICAL by Thomas Meehan & Mark O’Donnell

From: Musical

Type: Comedic

Character: Wilbur Turnblad, Tracy’s goofy and loving father, who owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 50's | 60's

Summary: Wilbur encourages Tracy to follow her dream of dancing on the Corny Collins Show.

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WILBUR: Tracy, this TV thing… You really want it? Then you go for it! This is America, babe. You gotta think big to be big. When I was your age my parents begged me to run away with the circus, but I said, “No. That’s what you want. I have dreams of my own.” I dreamt of opening a chain of joke shops worldwide. So, okay, I’ve still only got one, but some day, if I can figure out how to keep the air from leaking out of my sofa sized Whoopee Cushion, I’m going to make a noise heard ‘round the world! You follow your dream, baby. I’m grabbin’ an Orange Crush and heading back down to the Har-Dee-Har Hut.  I’ve got my dream… And I wuv it!

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