Thursday, May 26, 2011

Theatre 360 holding kids' auditions for 'Hairspray' June 4

Theatre 360 Productions, in its 10th season, is casting for their summer MainStage Production, Hairspray.

Theatre 360 Productions is casting for the Tony Award winning, “Hairspray”. It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore 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, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ‘do! Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Auditions will be held June 4 9:00am-1:00pm (sign-in 8:30am). Students auditioning will need to sing 32 bars of a contemporary pop song. The song should be chosen in the “style” of the part the student is interested in auditioning for and should showcase the student’s voice. Audition forms will be provided. Students ages 6-19 only. Students must be enrolled in a Summer Camp to be eligible to audition. Scholarships are available.

All roles open. Seeking African-American actors for: Seaweed, Motormouth Maybelle, and Lil’ Inez; also seeking multiracial cast for Ensemble. Students must have personality, willingness to work hard, and have a great attitude and dedication. All Physical types encouraged to audition.

Hairspray Book:Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan; Music & Lyrics:Marc Shaiman; Lyrics Scott Wittman

Hairspray opens on July 15 through July 24th, 2011. The performance schedule is Friday and Saturday’s at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available by calling Theatre 360 at (626) 577-5922.

Theatre 360 is an award-winning children’s theatre company and school that offers professional theatre and theatre education to children of all ages. Since 2001, the theatre company has trained students on-stage and back stage through classes and workshops, developing their talents and abilities into working theatre professionals.

1 comment:

Bobby Boy said...

Sounds like a fun show. One of the harder spots to fill will be "Motormouth Maybelle", which was played by the immortal Ruth Brown in the original movie. And someone will have to "clue in" the children of the 21st Century about the significance of Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon.