Posted By admin on July 15, 2015
Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming show HAIRSPRAY.
Auditions are Sunday, August 16th at 7-9 pm and Tuesday, August 18th at 7-9 pm at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.
Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, August 20th at 7-9 pm.
Character’s ages are merely a guideline, and may be adjusted, once everyone has auditioned.
Auditioners will be asked to sing Broadway song material only and read from sides, which will be provided. Please bring a headshot and/or resume to the audition. If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken at the audition.
Performance Dates: October 9, 16 at 8:00 pm, October 10, 17, 24 at 5:00 pm and October 11, 18, and 25 at 2:00 pm
Directed by: Ray Gelpke
Choreographer: Olivia Clavel-Davis
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950′s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!
AMBER VON TUSSLE: Link’s girlfriend and Tracy’s nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can’t dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention. Female, 16-20 yrs old Range: A3 – F5
CORNY COLLINS: The charismatic host of the Corny Collins’ Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: D4 – A5
EDNA TURNBLAD: Tracy’s big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag. Male, 30-50 yrs old Range: F3 – G5
ENSEMBLE CORNY COLLINS’ DANCERS – High School age (TAMMY, BRAD, BRENDA, SKETCH, SHELLEY, etc.); also STUDENTS; PROTESTORS
LINK LARKIN: The star heartthrob on Corny Collins’ show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy. Male, 16-20 yrs old Range: G3 – A5
MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE: Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin’s Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident. Female, 35-50 yrs old Range: F3 – E5
PENNY PINGLETON: Tracy’s best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother’s dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity. Female, 16-20 yrs old Range: A3 – G5
PRUDY PINGLETON: Penny’s strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded. Female, 35-50 yrs old Range: D4 – B4
SEAWEED J. STUBBS: Tracy’s classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny. Male, 16-20 yrs old Range: F3 – D5
TRACY TURNBLAD: Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends. Female, 16-20 yrs old Range: G3 – G5
VELMA VON TUSSLE: Amber’s mother and the director of Corny Collin’s show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing. Female, 35-55 yrs old Range: G3 – E5
WILBUR TURNBLAD: Tracy’s simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much. Male, 35-55 yrs old Range: A3 – A5 -
For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973) 989-7092 or visit our website at www.brundageparkplayhouse.org