Hairspray Auditions

DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 19 11 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA
Enter at stage door at rear of theatre

All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning must be 16 years or older (exept for Little Inez who should be 10 years or older). All should be prepared to sing from the show or in a style of the show. Auditioners will also be asked to perform a brief dance combination that will be taught at the audition. Please supply sheet music if your audition selection is not from HAIRSPRAY. Accompaniment will be provided. A 60’s song is best or something from the show.

Vocal selections from HAIRSPRAY to be used at the Audition:

Good Morning, Baltimore; The Nicest Kids in Town; Mamma, I’m a Big Girl Now; I Can Hear the Bells; It Takes Two; Welcome to the 60’s; Run and Tell That; Big Blonde and Beautiful; Timeless To Me; Without Love; I Know Where I’ve Been; You Can’t Stop the Beat

HAIRSPRAY is a musical comedy with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Whitman& Shaiman, a book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Water’s film. In 1962 Baltimore, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program (very much like Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.) When she wins a spot on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show and also win the heart of the show’s teen heart-throb, Link Larkin. HAIRSPRAY is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

Call 508.991.5212 for further information.