Festival Theatre announces the cast of Hairspray

New Bedford Festival Theatre is proud to announce the cast of its upcoming production of HAIRSPRAY which will be presented this summer – July 20-22, 26-29, 2012 for 7 performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 84 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.

The cast features an array of exceptional talent from the local, Boston, New York areas, as well as many locations throughout the country. Rehearsals begin July 2 and will run through July 19 in anticipation for the July 20 opening. The staff includes: Director/Choreographer Michael Susko, Musical Director/Conductor Juan Rodriguez, Set Designer Trevor Elliott, Lighting Designer Dan Jentzen, Costume Designer Aaron Gendreau-Visco, Sound Designer Jason Choquette, Wig and Hair Designer Melissa Silva, Make-Up Coordinator Larissa Duaway-McLaughlin, Technical Director Garrett LaFrance, Stage Manager Maura Neff, Artistic Director George Charbonneau and Producer Armand Machand.

HAIRSPRAY is the winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The entire Production will be dedicated to the memory of the late Dick Clark.

Tickets for HAIRSPRAY are available at the Zeiterion Box office or by calling 508.994.2900. Group rates are available by calling 508.997.5664 x 23.

CAST

Tracy Turnblad …………………………. LAURAMARIE RONDINELLA
Corny Collins …………………………….. BOBBY SYLVIA
Amber Von Tussle …………………….. LIZZIE PALMER
Brad ……………………………………..….. TYLER INDYK
Tammy …………………………………….. JILLIAN ZUCCO
Sketch ………………………………………. DEREK CAPOBIANCO
Shelley ……………………………………… NICOLE CALKINS
IQ …………………………………………….. BRANDON CARRIERO
Fender ……………………………………… ANDREW FREITAS
Lou Ann …………………………………….KELSIE BREJCHA
Link Larkin ………………………………..RYAN OVERBERG
Prudy Pingleton …………………………ELISE ARSENAULT
Edna Turnblad ………………………….. AARON FRIED
Penny Pingleton ……………………….. HANNAH SPACONE
Velma Von Tussle …………………..… PAMELA MORGAN
Harriman F. Spritzer …………………. CHAD MICHAEL PETERS
Wilbur Turnblad ………..………………JOHN M. COSTA
Principal ………………………………..…CHAD MICHAEL PETERS
Seaweed J. Stubbs ……………………..KRISTOPHER WARD
Gilbert ………………………………………TYLER HARDWICK
Stooie ……………………………………….TIMOTHY O’NEAL SPRINGS
Lorraine ……………………………………CHANTEL DEANE
Thad ……………………………………….. DEREK BOYD
The Dynamites …………. MARLENA JOHNSON, SAMANTHA JOHNSON, BRITTNIE PRICE
Mr. Pinky …………………………………. CHAD MICHAEL PETERS
Gym Teacher ……………………………..ELISE ARSENAULT
Inez …………………………………………..TONI GRACA
Motormouth Maybelle ……………….COURTNEY DANIELS
Matron …………………………………..… ELISE ARSENAULT
Guard ………………………………………..CHAD MICHAEL PETERS