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Mystic Vision Players will hold OPEN AUDITIONS for its upcoming production of HAIRSPRAY

Tuesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 11

7 PM to 10 PM
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
2018 DeWitt Terrace, Linden

Call Backs As Needed 
Saturday, May 13
10AM to 1PM
JTG Center
330 Helen Street, Linden

Performances July 21-23 & 27-29

Please prepare 32 bars of a Motown or 60s style song that best demonstrates the role you will be auditioning for. We ask that you bring sheet music in the appropriate key. PLEASE DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW.

Auditioners will also be taught a short dance combination, so please come bring clothes and jazz/character shoes in which you are comfortable dancing!

Age Requirements: 16 years old & up (with the exception of Little Inez-a minimum of 9 years old). ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

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.
Caucasian
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.
Caucasian
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. Played by a male in drag.
Caucasian
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.
Caucasian
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

VELMA VON TUSSLE
Amber's mother and the director of 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.
Caucasian
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.
Caucasian
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.
Caucasian
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

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.
Caucasian
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

PRUDY PINGLETON/FEMALE AUTHORITY FIGURE
Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded. The roles of Prudy Pingleton (Penny's uptight mother), the sadistic gym teacher, and the prison matron are often played by one cameo performer. 
Caucasian
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: D4

MALE AUTHORITY FIGURE
The roles of Harriman F. Spritzer (President of Ultra Clutch cosmetics, Corny Collins show sponsor), the high‐blood pressure principal, and Mr. Pinky (owner of a plus‐sized dress shop) are often played by one cameo performer.
Caucasian

COUNCIL MEMBERS ‐ Tammy, Brad, Fender, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, IQ, Lou Ann – Dancers and singers on The Corny Collins Show. 
Caucasian

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.
African-American
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

LITTLE INEZ
Seaweeds spunky and outgoing sister. She is a great dancer and vocalist as well. 
African-American
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C5

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.
African-American
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

THE DYNAMITES
Talented vocal trio a la The Supremes. Featured in many numbers together in tight harmony. May double for other ensemble roles in the Detention Gang. 
African-American

OTHER STUDENTS ‐ Gilbert, Duane, Lorraine, Stooie, Thad – Kids we find in detention, and most in Motormouth Maybelle's record shop.
African-American

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ADDRESS
P.O. Box 3115
Linden, NJ 07036

CONTACTS
Email: mysticvp@aol.com