Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi 

Music Direction by Adam Good 

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau 

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak 

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm 

Auditions will be held by appointment and those interested should click the link to schedule a time slot:

Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. 

Please bring your out-dates to the audition with you. A rehearsal schedule will be provided. 

***With the exception of Little Inez, all those auditioning MUST be at least 16 years old.

Callbacks, by invitation only, will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2017 beginning at noon. 

Please prepare 32 bars of an uptempo pop/rock/r&b song from the 1950s/60s and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please do not sing from the show. Bring a headshot and resume. Please be dressed comfortably as all will be taught a brief dance combination following their vocal audition. 

Rehearsals will begin in mid-March. A rehearsal calendar will be available at auditions so that all potential conflicts may be noted. 

Tech: June 1-7, 2018 

Please note -This production will rehearse the weekend of Memorial Day and the full company will be called. Those auditioning should have open availability. 

June 8-24, 2018 
(Friday and Saturday Sat at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm) 
*No performance on June 22. 


Tracy Turnblad: 16-20's to play high school; mezzo, belt. Ideally 5'5" or shorter. A heavyset teen with aspirations to change the world. Strong actress with a natural genuine likability. Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. 

Edna Turnblad: 40-50; second tenor/baritone, male to play female. Large physique preferred. Sincere and honest, NOT camp drag. Tracy's kind, plus-sized mother. Edna runs a laundry business out of her home. A working class, devoted, loving housewife with dreams of her own. 

Corny Collins: 30-40; tenor. Host of the local TV teen dance show. Handsome, charming, engaging, smooth. 

Amber Von Tussle: 16-20's to play high school; mezzo, belt. Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show who always gets her way. She is willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. 

Velma Von Tussle: 40-50; mezzo, belt. A former beauty queen, Amber's mother, and producer of the local TV teen dance show. Upscale, attractive, prejudiced snob who always wants her daughter in the spotlight. Funny, biting, manipulative. 

Link Larkin: 16-20's to play high school; second tenor/baritone. A teenage heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members who falls in love with Tracy. Handsome, clean-cut, goodhearted and down to-earth. 

Penny Pingleton: 16-20's to play high school; mezzo, belt. Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, neurotic and perky best friend. 

Seaweed J. Stubbs: 16-20's to play high school; tenor. A hip dancer. His dance lessons help Tracy get chosen for the local TV teen dance show. Cool, attractive, street smart, goodhearted. Son of Motormouth Maybelle who becomes Penny's boyfriend. African American. 

Motormouth Maybelle: 40-50; female alto with high belt or male counter tenor. The owner of a downtown record shop and a host on The Corny Collins Show; self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful." Seaweed and Little Inez's mother. Powerful and inspiring, with an infectious, brassy personality. African American. 

Wilbur Turnblad: 40-55; baritone. Tracy's goofy father; owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop and is still madly in love with his wife, Edna. He encourages Tracy to follow her dreams. A working class inventor with a sweet, childlike personality. Adores his family. This role could potentially double with other smaller roles. 

Little Inez: 10-15; high mezzo belt. Seaweed's younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black. Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years. African American. 

Prudy Pingleton: 40-55; mezzo (minimal-singing role). Penny Pingleton's uptight, overprotective and small-minded mother. This role will double with various zany characters. Must be a sharp, funny and inventive actress. 

Mr. Pinky: 40-60; baritone. A flamboyant fashion boutique owner. This role could potentially double with other small roles. 

The Dynamites: 18-20's; three sassy singer/dancers, inspired by the Supremes. Will double as Lorraine, Cindy and Pearl - students at Patterson Park High that frequent Motormouth Maybelle's record shop. African American. 

The Corny Collins Council: 16-20's; strong dancers. IQ, Shelley, Brenda, Sketch, Fender, Tammy, Lou Ann and 

Other Students: 16-20's; strong dancers. Duane, Gilbert, Thad - kids we find in detention, and most in Motormouth Maybelle's record shop. African American. 

All those auditioning must agree to and sign the Villagers Liability/Photo Release Form found at:

Emily Russoniello: or 
Alex Stefaniak:

Contact Information
  1. Hairspray Production Staff
Sun, February 18
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/18/2018 7:00pm 02/18/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi

Music Direction by Adam Good

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm

Auditions will be held by appointment and those ...

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873

Villagers Theatre

475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Sign Up for E-Calendar

New Providence

Arts & Entertainment

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

New Providence

Friends and Family Week at THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

March 22, 2018

We have had people tell us that they haven’t exercised for years before enrolling with us and just a few short weeks into their 10 week challenge they rave about their energy level, their focus, their confidence and so much more!

Exercise is for EVERYONE! Put your faith in a program that is Dynamic, Led by a team of owners, ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Free Trees for Schools

In recognition of Arbor Day 2018, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program, which provides free trees for participating schools.

“The Arbor Day tree planting program is a Union County tradition that provides students with important hands-on lessons about the ...

Rutgers University Percussionist Leads Day of Percussion at New Jersey Youth Symphony April 14

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ—Traveling by car and bus from Albany, Paterson, and New Brunswick, over 70 young percussionist from middle school to undergrad will convene at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence on Saturday, April 14 for a Day of Percussion. Led by Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Art’s Head of Percussion, Joseph Tompkins, students from New Providence and surrounding ...

Thank You From Mayor Al Morgan

March 16, 2018

This past week will certainly be remembered by us all for a very, very long time. Thank you hardly seems sufficient, but it is the very least we can express in appreciation for all the incredible acts of kindness, generosity, selflessness, and volunteerism our community received this past week during and after the storm.

Thank you to all of our residents for their patience, understanding, and ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Somerset County Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

March 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

You Want a Check for How Much!

 My first admissions gig was working for a small liberal arts college with a pretty hefty price tag.  Picture me at a college fair: name tag in place, pile of brochures ready to go.  An eager family would walk up and we’d start a conversation.  One of the first questions I’d get from parents was about cost and the moment that $50,000-plus figure left my mouth I ...