Hairspray
by Woodlawn Theatre

Dec. 06 - Dec. 07

 

Hairspray poster Woodlawn Theatre SAIt'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 her heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

 

Director: Chris Rodriguez

Choreography: Alonzo Corona

Music Director: Jane Haas

Assistant Director: Alejandro Pesina


Auditions for select roles on December 6th and 7th , 2021 at 7 pm

Dance auditions will start at 7 pm sharp each night; please wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for movement.

Performers need to prepare one song in the style of the show, 32 bars or a verse and chorus. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Auditions are only for performers 16 and up. Performers 18 and up will receive a small stipend for being in the show.

For the role of Little Inez we are looking for a black female age 10-15. If you are auditioning for this role please email an audition video to Chris@woodlawntheatre.org by 12/5. The video must include you singing a song in the style of the show, you must have music tracked or played live for you, no a cappella singing. 

Rehearsals begin January 16th, and are usually Sundays through Thursdays in the evening.

Show Playing March 4, 2021 - March 27, 2022

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

 

Character List

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. This role should be played by a caucasian actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: G3

 

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. Corny should be played by a caucasian actor.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: D3

 

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. Often played by a male in drag. This role should be played by a caucasian performer.

Age: 30 to 55

Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: F3

 

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. This role should be played by a caucasian actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Velma Von Tussle

Amber's mother and the director of the 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. This role should be played by a caucasian actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3

 

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. This role should be played by a caucasian actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3

 

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. This role should be played by a caucasian actor.

Gender: Male, Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: G3

 

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. Seaweed should be played by a black actor.

Gender: Male, Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Little Inez

Motormouth’s daughter and Seaweed’s little sister. Like Tracy, she dreams of being on the Corny Collins Show, and has the talent to make it but isn’t allowed to because of segregation.  Little Inez should be played by a black actress.

Gender: Female, Age 10-15

Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C5

(Please see audition info about how to audition for this role)

 

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. This role should be played by a black actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: F3

 

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. This role should be played by a caucasian actor.

Gender: Male, Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Prudy Pingleton

Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded. This role should be played by a caucasian actress.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: D4

 

The Dynamites (Judine, Kamilah, and Shayna)

A female singing trio inspired by the real-life Supremes. 

Age: 18-35

Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: G3

 

The Nicest Kids in Town

Featured singers and dancers on The Corny Collins Show. 

Age: 16-25

Four Boys: - Brad - Fender - Sketch - IQ 

Four Girls: - Tammy - Brenda - Shelley - Lou Ann

 

Motormouth’s Kids

Seaweed’s friends who hang out at Motormouth’s record shop. 

Age 16-25

 

Baltimore Ensemble

Other citizens of Baltimore. They play a wide variety of characters including teachers, TV crew, hot-dog vendors, etc. to help bring the city to life on stage.