Notice posted by the Producer
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
When: Monday, Feb. 7 @ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
Callbacks are on Thursday, Feb. 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wilmette Park District’s Community Recreational Center
3000 Glenview Road, IL 847-256-9686
• Prepare a vocal selection from “Hairspray” or another Broadway musical.
• Bring your music for piano accompaniment, an accompanist will be available.
• Be prepared to dance.
• Wilmette Residency is not required.
African-American actors are encouraged to audition. Ages 12 and older. All roles are open except for “Motormouth Maybelle”.
Rehearsals start on Sunday, Feb 13 thru April 10, 2011
Tentatively, Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Mondays thru Thursdays, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
** Scheduled conflict dates will be considered, if indicated in advanced.
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal Week is
Apr 11, Mon, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Apr 12 Tue, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Apr 13, Wed from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Apr 14, Thu from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Production Dates: April 15 thru May 8, 2011
**There will be no performances Easter weekend
Fri., Apr 15 @ 8:00 p.m. Fri., Apr 29 @ 8:00 p.m. Fri., May 6 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr 16 @ 8:00 p.m. Sat., Apr 30 @ 8:00 p.m. Sat., May 7 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Apr 17 @ 2:00 p.m Sun., May 1 @ 2:00 p.m Sun., May 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thu., Apr 21 @ 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pick up Rehearsal
Thu., Apr 28 @ 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pick up Rehearsal – TBD
Thu., May 5 @ 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pick up Rehearsal – TBD
Ensemble Cast – Many featured roles, Ethnic Roles, Older Roles
Tracy Turnblad: female, mezzo, must be able to play a teenager; a “pleasantly plump” teenager, who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show.
Edna Turnblad: male, tenor, distinct voice, must be able to play 38-45 yrs.; Tracy’s kind, plus-sized mother; runs a laundry business out of her home.
Amber Von Tussle: female, belt, must be able to play a teenager; 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: female, belt, must be able to play 38-45, attractive, Amber’s scheming mother and producer of The Corny Collins Show, who pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had.
Penny Pingleton: female, belt, must be able to play a teenager;Tracy’s slightly dorky, devoted and perky best friend.
Link Larkin: male, baritone, must be able to play an older teenager; heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members, who falls in love with Tracy.
Seaweed J. Stubbs: male, tenor, must be able to play older teenager; a hip “Negro Day” dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle who falls in love with Penny.
Wilbur Turnblad: male, baritone, plays 38-55; Tracy’s goofy father, who 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.
Corny Collins: male, tenor, plays 25-40; the exciting, cocky host of The Corny Collins Show.
Little Inez: female, belt, Seaweed’s younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black.
Prudy Pingleton: female, plays 38-45; Penny’s overprotective and often close-minded mother
Mr. Pinky: male, owner of Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway who gives Tracy and Edna a makeover
The Dynamites: females, girls singing group of the 60’s, perform on “Negro Day”
Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer: male, the President of Ultra Clutch
Principal of Patterson Park High School
Corny Collins Dancers: IQ, Shelly, Brenda, Sketch, Fender, Tammy, Lou Ann, Brad, others
For more info, contact Josephine @ JosephineN0201@yahoo.com or 847-814-0953.
Casting Location: 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Contact email: JosephineN0201@yahoo.com