Theater Auditions “Hairspray” | IL

By | August 9, 2010

Theater auditions posted by the Producer/Founder
Casting notice posted on, casting location: Schaumburg, IL

HOTT Productions- Helping Others Through Theatre
proudly announces auditions for
The Broadway Musical
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Whitman & Marc Shaiman
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler Arrangements by Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters
Hairspray is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684

Come away with us to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out — and change is in the air. Loveable, kind-hearted, big haired, plus-sized heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, racially integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?

When: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Adults and Young Adults: Seventh Grade through Adults
Registration: 6:45-7:00
Auditions: 7:00-9:45
Callbacks: (By Invitation) Saturday, August 14, 2010
Please be prepared to be at auditions the entire time stated. No appointment necessary. Adults and young adults will be taught a song. Those auditioning to dance will also be taught a dance combination. Please dress appropriately and come prepared to sing and move. Please bring a non-returnable picture and resume.
Where: Jane Addams Jr. High School
700 S. Springingsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
Please do not call the school.
For Further Information Please Call: 847-650-HOTT (4688)

Production dates: November 5-14, 2010; Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts

Tickets Currently On Sale-Please Call: 847-895-2828

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.

Motormouth Maybelle: female, alto, plays 38-45; the owner of a downtown record shop and the host of “Negro Day” on The Corny Collins Show, self-described as “big, blonde and beautiful.

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


Casting Location: Schaumburg, IL
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