Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA
(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at email@example.com)
Book: Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Rehearsals Begin: Feb 4, 2019 Performs: March 21, 2019 – May 19, 2019
Director: Biz Fiester
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” With the help of Seaweed J. Stubbs, an African-American student she meets in detention, Tracy learns some amazing moves and lands a spot on The Corny Collins Show. Transformed from social outcast to sudden star, Tracy uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the show. Although she is bullied by Velma Van Tussle and her beautiful, popular and extremely nasty daughter, Tracy perseveres and wins the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, integrates a TV network, and coaxes her shy mother out of the house . . . all without denting her ‘do’! Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Rated PG-13.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
TRACY TURNBLAD (Female, 15-25) Big hearted, “big boned”, sparkly, warm, funny high school girl. Mezzo-Soprano.
EDNA TURNBLAD (Male, 40+) Tracy’s mother. Large, funny, shy, self-deprecating. Loving. Tenor
WILBUR TURNBLAD (Male, 40+) Tracy’s dad. Funny, sweet, loving. Owner of a joke shop called the Har-De-Har Hut. Baritone.
SEAWEED J. STUBBS (Male, 14-25) Black student at Tracy’s school. Funny. Sings and dances well. Tenor.
AMBER VAN TUSSLE (Female, 15-25) Snotty mean girl. Main dancer on the Corny Collins Show. Mezzo-Soprano.
LINK LARKIN (Male, 15+ ) Teen heart throb on the Corny Collins Show. Baritone.
VELMA VAN TUSSLE (Female, 30+) Racist producer of The Corny Collins Show. Amber’s mother. Alto.
PENNY PINGLETON (Female, 15-25) Tracy’s best friend. Strong vocal and comedic skills. High belt.
CORNY COLLINS (Male, 20+) Slick star of the Corny Collins Show. Tenor.
MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE (Female, 30+) Mother of Seaweed and Little Inez and the hostess of “Negro Day” on the Corny Collins Show. She is also the owner of Motormouth Maybelle’s Record Shop. Alto.
PRUDY PINGLETON (Female, 30+) Penny’s mom. Racist and prudish. Mezzo-Soprano. May also play the GYM TEACHER and MATRON of the prison.
LITTLE INEZ (Female, 10-15) Seaweed’s talented younger sister. Mezzo-Soprano.
SPRITZER (Male, 30+) Worrisome sponsor of The Corny Collins Show. Actor who plays MR. SPRITZER may also play MR. PINKY (owner of a plus-size dress shop) and the PRINCIPAL.
ENSEMBLE Play the Townspeople, Corny Collins Dancers, Teachers, Street People and High School students.
We ask that auditionees for our musical productions complete all portions of the audition even though some roles are non-singing and/or non-dancing.