May 4, 2018
APPOINTMENTS - Baltimore Center Stage 2018-19 - Actors
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Seeking:Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+
Hairspray - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Tracy Turnblad: Female, Caucasian, 18+ to play high school-age, female. 5’4” or shorter, must be heavyset; Tracy is outgoing, unstoppable and good-hearted, with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality; exudes high energy and a joy for life; loves to dance; becomes a teen heroine; dreams of fame; fights to racially integrate “The Corny Collins Show”; strong pop belt (high E, low G); great mover. Edna Turnblad: Male, 40-59, Caucasian, male to play a woman; Edna is Tracy’s mother; working-class, devoted, loving housewife, struggling with her realities and her dreams; runs a laundry business out of her home; sincere, not campy. Role requires a funny, grand character actor with singing ability (high F, low B; if bass, high C; low G or F #) who can convincingly play a woman; large physique. Wilbur Turnblad: Male, 40-59, Caucasian, Tracy’s father; working-class inventor and owner of the local joke shop. Sweet, goofy, childlike personality; adores his family and encourages Tracy to follow her dream; unassuming and big-hearted. Excellent comic timing needed; role requires a thin, funny character actor; good character singer (low B; high F# w/falsetto to A), baritone. Motormouth Maybelle: Female, 40-59, African American, Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother; Queen of Baltimore Soul music; radio DJ and owner of a downtown record shop; powerful and inspiring, with an infectious, bold and brassy personality; strong-willed and completely up-front; large physique; strong, soulful gospel/pop singer (high D, low F or E), mezzo with belt. Velma Von Tussle: Female, 40-59, Caucasian,former beauty queen. Amber’s mother; producer of the local TV teen dance show; upscale, attractive, prejudiced snob who always wants her daughter in the spotlight; funny, biting, manipulative, controlling scheming “stage mother”; wants her daughter to achieve the stardom she never had; good character singer (high E, low Ab). Corny Collins: Male, 30-39, Caucasian, host of the local TV teen dance show; handsome, charming, engaging, smooth and a bit cocky; stylish and hip enough to be idolized by the “kids”; strong pop singer (high A, low D). Seaweed J. Stubbs: Male, African American, 18+ to play high school-age; Seaweed is Motormouth Maybelle’s cool, sexy, street-smart, good-hearted son; becomes Penny’s boyfriend; his dance lessons help Tracy get chosen for the local teen dance show; strong, soulful tenor pop singer (high Bb or B; low D); great mover or dancer. Link Larkin: Male, 18+, Caucasian, 18+ to play high school-age; Link is handsome, sexy, clean-cut, good-hearted, honest, sincere and down-to-earth; heartthrob of the local TV teen dance show; Amber’s boyfriend at first, he soon falls for Tracy; strong pop singer (high A, low C); great mover.