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Auditions for Hairspray-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1581464
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-27-18
Audition Date 03-17-19 Submission deadline 12-17-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In 1962 Baltimore, chubby teen Tracy Turnblad realizes her dream to dance on the Corny Collins TV dance program then becomes an overnight celebrity and launches a campaign to integrate the show. A comedy with a conscience, Hairspray sings and dances its way through the injustices of American society with early 60’s style rock ’n’ roll and downtown rhythm and blues.

Role # 1 Tracy Turnblad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A “pleasantly plump” teenager, who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show. Must be a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 2 Edna Turnblad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tracy’s kind, and slightly emotional, plus-sized mother (a drag role). Edna runs a laundry business out of her home.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 3 Wilbur Turnblad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tracy’s goofy father, who owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop. He encourages Tracy to follow her dreams.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 4 Link Larkin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Teenage heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members who falls in love with Tracy. Handsome, clean-cut, goodhearted and down to-earth. Must be a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 5 Penny Pingleton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, and perky best friend.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 6 Seaweed J Stubbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A hip “Negro Day” dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle who falls in love with Penny. Must be a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 7 Amber Von Tussle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show. She is willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. Must be a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 8 Velma Von Tussle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Amber’s scheming mother and producer of The Corny Collins Show, who pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Motormouth Maybelle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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”.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 55
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 10 Little Inez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seaweed’s spunky younger sister who is a very talented dancer but is turned away from the Corny Collins show because she is black. Must be a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 15
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 11 Corny Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The charismatic and confident host of The Corny Collins Show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 12 Prudy Pingleton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Penny’s overprotective and often close-minded mother. Might also be cast to play additional ensemble roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 13 The Dynamites
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Female trio that sings on “Negro Day”, similar to the style of The Supremes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 14 IQ
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 15 Shelly
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 16 Brenda
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 17 Sketch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 18 Fender
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 19 Tammy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 20 Lou Ann
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 21 Brad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Corny Collins Dancers: Must be strong dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 22 Negro Day dancers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble: Additional roles will be played by members of a multi-racial ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Prison Matron
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble: Additional roles will be played by members of a multi-racial ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Doll House Singers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble: Additional roles will be played by members of a multi-racial ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Mr. Pinky
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble: Additional roles will be played by members of a multi-racial ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -