Big hair, big dreams, all the right moves, and you’ve got one of the biggest Broadway hits of our time: Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards and four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical!

Break out your bobby socks because Tracy Turnblad won’t stop until she gets her shot at fame dancing on The Corny Collins Show.  Tracy’s world is about to get a whole lot bigger. Hairspray is back and You Can’t Stop the Beat!

WANT TO AUDITION?

How do I Prepare and What do I bring?
Read the character descriptions carefully, then come prepared with your best 16 - 32 bars of 2 contrasting up-tempo pieces in Pop style. Sheet music required. Accompanist provided.
Be prepared to dance and read sides.
This is a character-driven show, so bring lots of personality!

When are the auditions?
Monday, February 17 & Tuesday, February 18

Where are the auditions?
MCC Room #162
IVY HALL (main building with circular drive facing 8th Street/Hwy 19)

When do I show up?
Auditions are by appointment.

Audition songs: Musical Theatre

Show dates: April 24-26, 2020

CASTING FOLLOWING ROLES:

EDNA TURNBLAD (FEATURED ACTOR)
Can pass for age 40 – 50
Male to play female, Caucasian, large physique. Sincere and honest. Strong acting and comic ability a must. 60's Baltimore housewife, larger-than-life character actor with singing ability to convincingly play mother of Tracy. Must be able to move in heels. Simple dance/movement required. Actor/Comedian. Bass-Baritone.

TRACY TURNBLAD (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Late Teen
Female, Caucasian, 5' 5" or shorter, to play high school age. Strong plus size teen with aspirations to change the world, optimistic. Strong actress with a natural genuine likeability. Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. Mezzo-Soprano. Strong Theatre/Pop belt singer and great mover.

LINK LARKIN (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Late Teen
Male, Caucasian, to play high school age. Handsome, clean-cut, goodhearted, down to-earth. The heartthrob of the local TV teen dance show. Strong pop singer and great mover. High Bari-Tenor with strong falsetto.

MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays age 40 – 50
Female, African-American. Seaweed and Little Inez's mother. Queen of Baltimore Soul, a radio DJ. Powerful and inspiring, with an infectious, brassy personality. Strong, soulful, gospel/pop singer - old school gospel diva, voice is very important. 60's cool and hip, liberal part of civil rights movement. Strong actress with ability to convey depth and light-heartedness. Minimal movement required. Alto with high belt.

CORNY COLLINS (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Age 30 – 35
Male, Caucasian. Host of the local TV teen dance show. Handsome, charming, engaging, smooth. Young Dick Clark type. Strong pop singer, movement a plus. High Baritone.

SEAWEED J. STUBBS (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Late Teen
Male, African-American, to play high school age. Penny's boyfriend. Cool, street smart, goodhearted. Good actor with strong young masculine presence. Strong, soulful, tenor pop singer and great mover. Tenor to A with strong falsetto.

 

PENNY PINGLETON (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Late Teen
Female, Caucasian, to play high school age. Ditzy, neurotic, devoted best friend of Tracy. Good sense of comedic timing.  Strong high belt, Contemporary Theatre/Pop voice. Must be a good mover. Mezzo-Soprano.

AMBER VON TUSSLE (LEAD VOCALIST)
Plays Late Teen
Female, Caucasian, to play high school age - Tracy's nemesis. Strong dancer/singer/actress who can play bratty, popular, spoiled princess who gets her way. Must be a strong dancer. Mezzo-Soprano.

VELMA VON TUSSLE (FEATURED ACTOR)
Plays Age 35 – 50 may look younger.
Female, Caucasian, former beauty queen. Plays Amber's mother. Big fish in a small pond - domineering - stage mother. Upscale, attractive, and prejudiced snob who always wants her daughter in the spotlight. Strong actress who has poise and good sense of her body with a strong singing voice. Simple dance movement required. Mezzo-Soprano with strong belt mix.

PRUDY PINGLETON (FEATURED ACTOR)
Plays Age 40 – 55
Female, Caucasian, comedic actress to play various zany roles including Penny Pingleton's uptight mother. Must be a sharp, funny, inventive character. Minimal-singing role. Simple dance movement required. Mezzo-Soprano.

WILBUR TURNBLAD (FEATURED ACTOR)
Plays Age 40 – 55
Male, Caucasian, working class inventor. Tracy's Father. Sweet, goofy, childlike personality. Funny, good character singer. Also plays various roles including a flamboyant fashion boutique owner and a condescending high school principal. Must be an inventive character actor. Simple dance movement required. Baritone.

PEARL (LEAD DYNAMITE) (FEATURED SINGER)
Plays Age 25 – 30
Female, African-American, soulful voice, strong belt, must be able to sing tight harmonies and move well. Will also be part of ensemble in certain numbers and understudies Motormouth. Mezzo-Soprano with strong belt mix up to high A.

LITTLE INEZ (LEAD VOCALIST)
Plays Early Teen (15ish)
Female, African-American. Seaweed's lovable little sister. Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years. Must be able to move very well Soulful voice with strong belt mix. Mezzo-Soprano.

MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE / COVERS (DANCER/VOCALIST)
Males, all races, to play young high school teenagers. Strong dancer/singer/actors who may be required to understudy leading roles.