Auditions

Show

Hairspray

Rehearsal Dates: 

Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 27, 2018

Performances Dates: 

Friday, July 27 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 (no Monday night performance)

Performance Location:

Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City MO 64132
 

Starlight Production Staff:

Executive Producer – Rich Baker
Director & Choreographer – Jerry Jay Cranford
Associate Choreographer – Christina Burton
Musical Director – Anthony Edwards
Director of Production – Kent Andel
Company Manager – Caroline Gibel


LOS ANGELES, CA AUDITION INFORMATION
Audition Location:
Actor’s Equity Office
5636 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

EPA Audition Dates:

WEDNESDAY, February 7 - EPAs

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 - 2 p.m. - BREAK
2 - 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, February 8 - EPAs

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 - 2  p.m. BREAK
2 - 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, February 9

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - POSSIBLE CALLBACKS TO DANCE CALL
2 - 6 p.m. - FINAL CALLBACKS/READINGS

ECA Audition Dates:

FRIDAY, February 9 
OPEN DANCE CALL FOR DANCER/SINGERS

10 a.m. - MALE DANCE CALL
11 a.m. - MALE DANCE SINGING CALLBACKS
11:30  a.m. - FEMALE DANCE CALL
12:30  p.m. - FEMALE DANCE SINGING CALLBACKS
1 - 2  p.m. BREAK
2 - 6  p.m. - CALLBACKS/READINGS

Preparation:

Music: Up to 32 Bars Up-tempo Broadway Pop/Rock.  Bring sheet music in your key, accompanist will not transpose.  Bring headshot and resume.

Other:

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.

Seeking:

Male and female actors for principal and ensemble roles in the upcoming production of HAIRSPRAY. Please see breakdown for more information.


HAIRSPRAY CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Tracy Turnblad


(mezzo, belt) Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. A “pleasantly plump” teenager who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show.  Girls of all shapes and sizes will be considered for this role.

Edna Turnblad


(second tenor/baritone or female contralto) Tracy's kind, plus-sized mother – typically played by a male. Edna runs a laundry business out of her home. A working class, devoted, loving housewife with dreams of her own. Sincere, not campy.

Amber Von Tussle


(female soprano) Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show, despite her lack of talent. She is willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant.

Velma Von Tussle


(mezzo belt) A former beauty queen, Amber’s mother, and producer of the local TV teen dance show. Upscale, attractive, prejudiced snob who always wants her daughter in the spotlight. Funny, biting, manipulative.

Penny Pingleton


(female mezzo, belt) Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, neurotic and perky best friend.

Link Larkin


(male second tenor/baritone) A teenage heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members who falls in love with Tracy.

Motormouth Maybelle


(female alto or male counter tenor, or second tenor/baritone) The owner of a downtown record shop and a host on The Corny Collins Show; self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful.” Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother. Powerful and inspiring, with an infectious, brassy personality. African American.

Seaweed J. Stubbs


(male tenor) A hip dancer. His dance lessons help Tracy get chosen for the local TV teen dance show. Cool, attractive, street smart, goodhearted. Son of Motormouth Maybelle who becomes Penny’s boyfriend. African American.

Wilbur Turnblad


(male baritone) Tracy’s goofy father; owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop and is still madly in love with his wife, Edna. He encourages Tracy to follow her dreams. A working class inventor with a sweet, childlike personality. Adores his family.

Corny Collins


(male tenor) Host of the local TV teen dance show. Handsome, charming, engaging, smooth.

Little Inez


(high mezzo belt) Seaweed's younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black. Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years. African American.

Female Authority Figure


The Matron guarding The Big Dollhouse, the Gym Teacher, and Prudy Pingleton: Penny's overprotective and often close-minded mother. May be played by one or several actresses. (Think "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.")

Male Authority Figure


One actor plays various zany roles including a nervous businessman; a condescending high school principal; a flamboyant fashion boutique owner; a cop; and a corrupt prison guard. May be played by one or several actors. (Think "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.")

Mr. Pinky


(male baritone) Owner of Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway (dress shop).

The Dynamites


3 sassy singer/dancers, inspired by the Supremes.

The Corny Collins Dancers


IQ, Shelly, Brenda, Sketch, Fender, Tammy, Lou Ann, Brad

Ensemble


to play high school students and citizens of Baltimore, all races, all types.

Any further Questions?  Please email auditions@kcstarlight.com.


No other auditions local or in another city are currently planned for this production.  

 

Questions? Please email auditions@kcstarlight.com


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