"Hairspray" is the product that just keeps giving.
In 1988, John Waters added indelibly to his in-a-class-by-itself filmography with this tale of youth, love, race relations, and irrepressible dancing in early-1960s Baltimore. Fourteen years later, that movie became the basis for a Broadway musical, which, in turn, was adapted into a Hollywood musical in 2007.
Now comes another version, "Hairspray: In Concert," which will be presented this week by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
"It never dies," Waters said of his creation. "You can't stick a stake in it."
Giving the concert version added splash is the presence...