Ariana Grande was so overcome with emotions after finishing up months of work on the project!
“I don’t know where to start,” she wrote along with a black-and-white Instagram photo of herself dressed up as her character, Penny Pingleton, during the event as she watched the screen backstage (below). “crying so much today.”
“my heart is with hairspray,” she added. “my heart is in Baltimore with penny lou pingleton and seaweed and tracy and Mr. & Mrs. Turnblad the motormouth kids and the nicest kids. such a bittersweet feeling.”
Click inside to read the rest of Ariana’s heartfelt message…
“i can’t put into words how grateful i am not only to have played one of my favorite roles in the world, or to have been lucky enough to sing the songs I grew up singing religiously in the car every day on the way to school, but to have been introduced to the most incredibly beautiful people i’ve ever met,” she wrote. “I feel so blessed and so happy and so sad. But mostly, so so grateful. ?”