Producers of the upcoming Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray, at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from August, are conducting a national search for a performer to play the role of the beloved Tracy Turnblad.
Hairspray won eight Tony Awards®, including one for Best Musical and ten Drama Desk Awards. Based on John Waters’ 1988 film of the same name. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and ‘downtown’ rhythm and blues. The story is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, and follows teenager Tracy Turnblad, who’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show to become more inclusive.
Auditions will be open to anyone interested and will in held in person in Brisbane on 26 February, Melbourne on 27 February and Sydney on 28 February. Auditionees will need to look 15 – 20 years of age and be able to perform the cult classic Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray score as well as be prepared to join a dance call. Auditionees must be 18 years or older. Auditionees must also be also fully vaccinated and will be required to show evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status on arrival at the audition venue.