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Riverwalk Theatre welcomes auditioners as diverse as our community. Specific role descriptions, show details and audition forms are posted below. If you are interested in auditioning for any show you can print and fill out the Audition Form on this page or obtain one when you arrive at auditions.
Audition Schedule: Season 30 (2018-19)
The Amazing Maurice Sunday & Monday, May 20, 21, 6:30 pm
Jekyll and Hyde - Sunday & Monday, July 8,9, 7 pm
Jitney - Sunday & Monday, July 29, 30, 7 pm
Noises Off - Monday & Tuesday, Oct 1, 2, 7 pm
Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang - Sunday & Monday, October 28, 29, 7 pm
Thee Elephant Man - Sun. & Mon., December 16, 17, 7 pm
Hairspray - Sunday & Monday, March 17, 18, 7 pm
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Musical: by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Directed by Sarah Hayner
Auditions: Sun & Mon, March 17 & 18, 2019, at 7 pm.
Production Dates: June 6-16, 2019
Tracy Turnblad: (16-25*, mezzo/belt, Caucasian) A “pleasantly plump” teenager, who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show. Must be a strong dancer.
Edna Turnblad: (30-50*, second tenor/baritone, Caucasian) Tracy’s kind, and slightly emotional, plus-sized mother (a drag role). Edna runs a laundry business out of her home.
Wilbur Turnblad: (30-50*, baritone, Caucasian) Tracy’s goofy father, who owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop. He encourages Tracy to follow her dreams. (Caucasian, 30-50*)
Link Larkin: (16-25*, second tenor/baritone, Caucasian) 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. Must be a strong dancer.
Penny Pingleton: (16-25*, mezzo /belt, Caucasian) Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, and perky best friend.
Seaweed J Stubbs: (16-25*, tenor, African-American) A hip “Negro Day” dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle who falls in love with Penny. Must be a strong dancer.
Amber Von Tussle: (16-25*, mezzo/soprano, Caucasian) Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show. She is willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. Must be a strong dancer.
Velma Von Tussle: (30-50*, mezzo/belt, Caucasian) Amber’s scheming mother and producer of The Corny Collins Show, who pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had.
Motormouth Maybelle: (30-55*, mezzo/belt, African-American) The owner of a downtown record shop and the host of “Negro Day” on The Corny Collins Show. Self-described as “big, blonde and beautiful”.
Little Inez: (13-18*, high mezzo belt, African-American) Seaweed’s spunky younger sister who is a very talented dancer but is turned away from the Corny Collins show because she is black. Must be a strong dancer.
Corny Collins: (20-35*, tenor, Caucasian) The charismatic and confident host of The Corny Collins Show.
Prudy Pingleton: (30-50*, mezzo, Caucasian) Penny’s overprotective and often close-minded mother. Might also be cast to play additional ensemble roles.
The Dynamites: (16-25*, African-American) Female trio that sings on “Negro Day”, similar to the style of The Supremes.
Corny Collins Dancers: (16-25*, Caucasian) IQ, Shelly, Brenda, Sketch, Fender, Tammy, Lou Ann and Brad. Must be strong dancers.
Ensemble: Additional roles will be played by members of a multi-racial ensemble. “Negro Day” dancers, Prison Matron, Doll House singers, Mr. Pinky, etc.
* Note: Ages are guidelines only
Please come to auditions prepared to sing, dance, and read sides from the script. Bring sheet music (16-32 bars) to a song of your choice in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes to learn and perform choreography.
Perusal scripts are available at the Riverwalk Theatre Office, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5:30p