Thursday, May 6, 2010

S.J. Premier of Hairspray!

As of this afternoon, the Off Broad Street Players Theater Company of Bridgeton, NJ were named the first theater company in Southern New Jersey to obtain the performance rights for the wildly-popular musical "Hairspray!" Audition information is as follows-

OPEN CALL - South Jersey Premier of "HAIRSPRAY"

AUDITIONS - May 24 & 26
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
14 Fayette St. in Bridgeton, N.J. 08302
Headshot & Resume not required but welcome
Prepare a song from any Broadway musical other than "Hairspray"

Performances August 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. and Aug 8, 15 at 3 p.m.
Special Family Performance August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Director Walter A. Webster is looking for a large multi-ethnic cast.
Roles being auditioned for - 

Tracy Turnblad - A high-spirited, irrepressible, chubby teen girl; she loves to dance and is eager for her life to kick in.
Edna Turnblad - Tracy's hefty loving, somewhat repressed mother, a laundress with deferred dreams. Looking for a male actor for the role.
Wilbur Tunblad - Trachy's father, a mischievous joke shop proprietor but always reliable dad.
Penny Pingleton - Tracy's ditzy but devoted best friend.
Corny Collins - The smooth and smart adult host of Baltimore's local T.V. teen dance show.
Link Larkin - The show's teen male dreamboat, ambitious but essentially good-hearted.
Amber Von Tussle - The show's resident blonde princess, conniving and selfish, but superficially perky.
Velma Von Tussle - The T.V. Station manager; a rich, bigoted, bossy widow who's pushing daughter Amber to the stardom she herself never had.
Motormouth Maybelle - The big brassy, all-embracing black radio D.J. and once-a-month guest host on Corny's show; she wears a blonde wig as her trademark
Seaweed J. Stubbs - Motormouth's sexy teen son, street smart but easygoing; his unique dance lessons give Tracy the edge she needs to catch Corny's attention.
Little Inez - Seaweed's litle sister, 12. She's cute but angry, impatient for the promised land of actual civil rights.
Prudy Pingleton - Penny's incredibly uptight and small-minded mother.
Male Authority Figures - Assorted middle-aged male roles: a nervous businessman, a condescending high school principal, a flamboyant fashion boutique owner, a cop and a corrupt jail gaurd.
Female Authority Figures - Assorted middle-aged female roles: a sadistic gym teacher, a cop, and a sardonic prison matron.
The Dynamites - A trio of ultra-glamorous black divas who emerge from a poster to be the magical hostesses of Tracy and Edna's whirlwind visit to the emerging swinging sixties.
Teen ensemble - Brad, Tammy, Fender, Brenda, Sketch, Shelly, I.Q, Lou Ann.

For more information please contact Walter A. Webster at (856) 451-5437. email Jim Cook Jr at or visit 

Also, visit the Off Broad Street Players fan page on Facebook.

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