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Musical Theatre Performers Wanted for HAIRSPRAY - Romford

Musical Theatre Performers Wanted for HAIRSPRAY - Romford

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The Brookside Theatre is looking for talented musical theatre performers to join the cast for their community production, the smash hit 60s musical, HAIRSPRAY.

Production dates: 8th - 12th September 2021
Venue: Brookside Theatre, Romford

About the show....
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!

"Big hair, big heart, big hit!" - Daily Telegraph

Featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, Big, Blonde and Beautiful and, of course, You Can’t Stop the Beat, this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is not to be missed

Rehearsals: 2 weekday evenings and Sunday day times by a schedule starting July 2021

All auditions / rehearsals / performances are held at the theatre in Romford (5 mins walk from Romford station (zone 6)

Auditions: Saturday 26th June 2021 by appointment only.

This is an unpaid charity production (Charity Number 1192173)

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Tracy Turnblad

LEAD ROLE - A large girl with big hair and a big heart, has only one passion – to dance! Against her mother’s will, Tracy skips school and wins a spot on the local TV dance program and is transformed into a teen icon. She then sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess (Amber Von Tussle), win the heart of the handsome Link Larkin and racially integrate the show. Experienced Musical Theatre performer with Mezzo/ Belt (E above C), strong dance ability & US accent. Playing age: 16

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Penny Pingleton

Tracy’s perky best friend and biggest supporter. She secretly desires to rebel against her overprotective mother. Penny encourages Tracy to fight for her dreams, even though she initially lacks the bravery to follow her own passions. Penny is all for integration and falls for Seaweed and eventually throws her inhibitions aside and lets her love be known! Playing age 16-19 Experience Musical Theatre performer with Belt (G above C) with strong dance skills and US accent

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Corny Collins

Corny is the host of his own hit show which is an upbeat TV series featuring the “nicest kids in town”. He and the show’s producer)don’t always see eye to eye on things, but he makes sure to remind her that he’s in charge. Corny is, well … corny about everything and he is able to sell just about anything to anyone – including hairspray! Supporting role Strong character actor with tenor vocals (A above middle C), good movement skills and US accent

Male, aged 30 to 50

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Link Larkin

Link is the teen idol. He stars on The Corny Collins Show and attends high school with Tracy in Baltimore. Link is that special lady’s man who excels in athletics, is charismatic and brightens the room with his smile. Amber is his girlfriend at the beginning of the show but as the show progresses Tracey wins his heart and teaches him to be more open to diversity. Experience musical theatre performer with baritone vocals (A above middle C), strong dance skills and US accent. Playing age 18-22

Male, aged 18 to 25

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Amber Von Tussle

Velma produces The Corny Collins Show and is in charge of casting the show. She is a firm believer that thin is beautiful. Velma is the proud mother of Amber Von Tussle and she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure her daughter attains the stardom that Velma never had. Velma is a scheming career and fame-driven woman, and wants everyone to know that she’s the boss. Experience Musical Theatre performer with Belt (E above C), strong dance ability and US accent

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Seaweed J Stubbs

Seaweed is the leading man for The Corny Collins Show on Negro Day. His stylish dance moves and attractive personality help to inspire Tracy’s desire for integration. Seaweed is the light-hearted guy that everyone likes and is never quick to judge anyone else. He’s smooth and very popular within his group. Experience Musical Theatre performer with Tenor vocals (B above Middle C), strong dance ability and US accent

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Little Inez

Seaweed’s sister and Motormouth Maybelle’s daughter. Small in stature, but has big dreams to one day be a part of The Corny Collins Show and to someday win the Miss Teenage Hairspray Competition – if she could just get noticed! Playing age is 14 Experienced Musical Theatre performer with Belt (E above C), strong dance ability and US accent

Female, aged 13 to 25

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

The Dynamites

Talented & sassy group of singers. Without them there wouldn’t be much of a Negro Day on The Corny Collins Show. They appear throughout the show at different times & slowly help to transform the world of closed-mindedness to a world of open-mindedness, & welcome us all to the 60’s! Strong vocalists who are confident with harmonies; good dance skills and US accent.

Female, aged 18 to 50

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Mr Pinky / Male Authority Figure

One man plays assorted middle-aged men; a nervous businessman, a condescending high school principal, a flamboyant fashion boutique owner, a cop and a corrupt jail guard. Strong character actor who can multi-role with good singing and movement ability. US accent

Male, aged 30 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Prudy Pingleton / Female Authority Figure

One woman plays assorted middle-aged women; Prudy (Penny’s incredibly uptight and small-minded mother), a sadistic gym teacher, a cop and a sardonic prison matron. Strong character actor who can multi-role with good singing and movement skills. US accent

Female, aged 30 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Corny Collins Dancers and Council Members

Strong dancers to play the kids on The Corny Collins Show. Playing age 16-21 Must be strong dancers with good vocals and acting experience. US accent.

Anyone, aged 16 to 25

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

Ensemble

Playing age 16-21 Must be good dancers with good vocals and acting experience. US accent.

Anyone, aged 18 to 30

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Applications closed 26 June 2021.

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Listing created: 16 June 2021
Applications closed: 26 June 2021
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