October 24, 2017
APPOINTMENTS - That's Quite Absurd! - Singers
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Seeking:Actress (Lead): Female, 18+, must have a strong sense of comedy and dancing and singing ability. Actress (Lead): Female, 18+, must have a strong sense of comedy and dancing and singing ability.
Hairspray - Open - Singers
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Seeking:Edna Turnblad (Lead): featured actor/actor-comedian/bass-baritone. 40–50, Male to play female, Caucasian, large physique. Sincere and honest, not camp drag. Strong acting and comic ability a must. '60s Baltimore housewife, “larger-than-life” character actor with singing ability to convincingly play mother of Tracy. May wear a fat suit and must be able to move in heels. Simple dance/movement required. Tracy Turnblad (Lead): featured singer/mezzo-soprano with strong belt. Female, Caucasian, 5’5" or shorter, to play high school age. Strong plus size teen with aspirations to change the world--optimistic. Strong actress with a natural genuine likability. Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. Strong theater/pop belt singer and great mover. Link Larkin (Lead): featured singer/high bari-tenor with strong falsetto. Male, Caucasian, to play high-school age. Handsome, sexy, clean-cut, goodhearted, down to-earth. The heartthrob of the local TV teen dance show. Strong pop singer and great mover--does dancer choreography. Motormouth "Maybelle" (Lead): featured singer/alto with high belt. 40–50, Female, African American. Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother. Queen of Baltimore Soul, a radio DJ. Powerful and inspiring, with infectious, brassy personality. Strong, soulful, gospel/pop singer--old-school gospel diva, voice is very important; '60s cool and hip, liberal, part of civil rights movement. Strong actress with ability to convey depth and light-heartedness. Minimal movement required. Corny Collins (Supporting): featured singer/high baritone. Male, Caucasian. Host of the local TV teen dance show. Handsome, charming, engaging, smooth. Young Dick Clark type. Strong pop singer, movement a plus. Seaweed J. Stubbs (Supporting): featured singer/tenor to A with strong falsetto. Male, African American, to play high school age. Penny’s boyfriend; cool, sexy, street smart, good-hearted. Good actor with strong young masculine presence. Strong, soulful, tenor pop singer and great mover. Penny Pingleton (Supporting): 18+, featured singer/mezzo-soprano. Female, Caucasian, to play high-school age. Ditzy, neurotic, devoted best friend of Tracy. Good sense of comedic timing with good physique. Strong high belt-contemporary theater/pop voice. Must be a good mover. Little Inez: Female, 18+, lead vocalist/mezzo-soprano with strong belt/mix. Female, African-American, must be able to play 15ish, Seaweed’s lovable little sister. Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years. Must be able to move very well--does dancer choreography. May doubles as one of the Dynamites. Soulful voice with strong belt. Amber von Tussle (Supporting): lead vocalist/mezzo-soprano. Female, Caucasian, to play high school age--Tracy's nemesis. Strong dancer/singer/actress who can play bratty, popular, spoiled princess who gets her way, in high school. Must be a strong dancer. Velma von Tussle (Supporting): featured actor/mezzo-soprano with strong belt/mix. 35-50, may look younger. Female, Caucasian, former beauty queen. Plays Amber’s mother. Big fish in a small pond, domineering, stage mother. Upscale, attractive, and prejudiced snob who always wants her daughter in the spotlight. Strong actress who has poise and good sense of her body and a strong singing voice. Simple dance/movement required. Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher (Supporting): featured actor/mezzo-soprano. 40–55, Female, Caucasian, comedic actress to play various zany roles including Penny Pingleton’s uptight and small-minded mother. Also plays a sadistic high school gym teacher. Must be a sharp, funny, inventive character. Minimal-singing role. Simple dance/movement required. Wilbur Turnblad/Mr. Pinky/Principal (Supporting): featured actor/baritone. 40–55, Male, Caucasian, working class inventor. Tracy’s father. Sweet, goofy, childlike personality. Funny, good character singer. Also plays various supporting roles including a flamboyant fashion boutique owner and a condescending high school principal. Must be an inventive character actor. Simple dance/movement required. Pearl/Lead Dynamite (Supporting): featured singer/soprano with strong belt/mix up to a high A. 25–30, Female, African-American, soulful voice, strong belt, must be able to sing tight harmonies and move well. May also be part of ensemble in certain numbers and understudies Motormouth. Ensemble / Swing (Chorus / Ensemble): 18+, dancer/vocalist. Males and females, all races, to play young high school teenagers. Strong dancer/singer/actors who may be required to understudy leading roles. Dance styles should include musical theater, jazz, and tap (a plus).