BLACK/ WHITE MALE ACTORS needed! Hairspray, the Broadway Musical!

Stage and Spotlights Theatre presents Hairspray, The Broadway Musical.

Excited for our second season with our BIGGEST production yet. We are traveling back to 1962 to the streets of Baltimore where Tracy Turnblad just can't stop the beat. Seeking stardom and fame and her dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show she dances her way to the top, dethrones the teen queen and uses her dancing power to fight for an integrated TV network. All without missing a beat! 

If you can't stop the beat here is what you need to know. 

**We are looking for Dynamites, Seaweeds Friends, and council members! They get great stage time and some have lines.*** 
Contact us right away at if you want to audition for the above parts. Auditions are past, but we need to fill the roles and callbacks are thursday January 26th. 

Audition/ Rehearsal location: Discover Church, 14300 W Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55306
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (a few fridays) 6:30-9:30pm. Starting Feb 6th. 

Performances: April 7-9, 13-15
Performance Location: Olson Middle School, 4551 W 102nd St, Bloomington, MN 55437.

Orchestra and Tech members needed too!

*Audition Guidelines*
Preparation: Please have a character in mind that you are auditioning for. Bring a song of your choice (chorus+verse). An accompanist will be provided as well as lines at the audition. Choreography will be assessed. We are looking for strong vocals and dancers. 

Little Inez: 12+
Tracy Turnblad, Amber von Tussle, Penny Pingleton, Link Larkin and Seaweed J. Stubbs: 16+
Corny Collins: 20+
The Dynamites: 22+
Female authority figure, Male authority figure, Motormouth Maybelle, Velma von Tussle, Wilbur Turnblad, and Edna Turnblad: 35+

Characteristics: Race in the 1960s is a huge component of Hairspray. As well as body type. In order to tell the authentic story, it’s our goal to have the following characteristics appear on stage.

- Black/ African American, White/ Caucasian

- Plus sized, Slender.

“Appear” meaning naturally looking the part. There are several roles that don’t call for a specific ethnicity or body type. Here are the ones that do.

Characters that appear white: Tracy and Edna Turnblad, Penny Pingleton, Velma and Amber von Tussle, Corny Collins, Council Members, Male and Female Authority Figures

Characters that appear black: Seaweed J. Stubbs, Motormouth Maybelle, Little Inez, The Dynamites (Judine, Kamila, Shayna) Gilbert, Cindy, Watkins, Duane, and Lorraine.

Characters that appear plus‐sized: Tracy and Edna Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle.

Characters that appear slender: Velma and Amber von Tussle Council Members

Stage and Spotlights Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Organization. We encourage people of all races and sizes to audition for age appropriate roles!

*If you have any questions please contact

Contact information

Stage and Spotlights Theatre
Melanie Schmidt
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Posted January 24