AUDITION NOTICE AND
SHOW DATE CHANGE***
FOR ACTS OF KINDNESS THEATRE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION OF
****The dates of the show needed to be moved back a
week to the last two weekends in July: July 20-22
and July 27-29.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE NEW OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL
AUDITION DATES & TIMES
March 31 5-8p.m.
April 1 1-4 p.m.
April 7 1-4 p.m.
A number of male and
female roles are available for ages 13-60. If
children appear to be a teenager and are incredibly
talented, they are encouraged to audition.
Teenage roles must be able to move well/dance.
We suggest for you try to make the March 31 audition
if you can so we do not have an overload of people
auditioning the last few days like we have had in
We have an evening audition time due to a conflict
with the performance space.
Prepare a short song (16-32 bars) to sing that is
upbeat and shows your range. Bring sheet music or a
CD for accompaniment. A pianist will be
provided. You are encouraged to sing something from
HAIRSPRAY or something that is relevant to the
characters in the show.
audiences by sweeping them away to 1960′s Baltimore,
where the 50′s are out — and change is in the air.
Loveable, plus-size, heroine Tracy Turnblad has a
passion for dancin’, and wins a spot on the local TV
dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Over-night
she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen
celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage
to vanquish the program’s reigning princess,
integrate the television show, and find true love
(singing and dancing all the while, of course!)
without mussing her hair?
Character Descriptions (note age is what character
is/not necessarily age of actor):
Tracy Turnblad: Age 14-19/ MEZZO - A
"pleasantly plump" teenager, who dreams of fame and
fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show.
Edna Turnblad: Age 35-50/ TENOR Tracy's kind,
plus-sized mother – a drag role. Edna runs a laundry
business out of her home/will consider female for
Amber Von Tussle: Age 15-19/ Belt - 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: Age 35-50/Belt - 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: Age 14-19/Belt - Tracy's
slightly dorky, devoted and perky best friend.
Link Larkin: Age 18-22/Tenor - A teenage
heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council
Members, who falls in love with Tracy.
Motormouth Maybelle: Age 38-52/Alto - 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: Age 14-19 /Tenor - A hip
"Negro Day" dancer and the son of Motormouth
Maybelle who falls in love with Penny.
Wilbur Turnblad: Age 40-55/Baritone - 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: Age 32-45/ Tenor - The
eccentric and cocky host of The Corny Collins Show.
Little Inez: Age 14-19/Belt - Seaweed's
younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny
Collins Show but is turned away because she is
Prudy Pingleton: Penny's overprotective and
often close-minded mother.
Mr. Pinky: Owner of Mr. Pinky's Hefty
Hideaway who gives Tracy and Edna a makeover
Matron guarding The Big Dollhouse
Principal of Patterson Park High School
Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer: President of Ultra
The Dynamites (3 female)
Various Council Members
3 Named Male Dancers/Vocalists and 3 named Female
Students, Special Ed Kids, Beatnik Chick, Guard,