New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Phoenix Productions Holds Open Auditions For Hairspray

(Red Bank, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions, Central New Jersey's award-winning community theatre company, announces open auditions for their July production of HAIRSPRAY which will play at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, for six performances on July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and then at the Strand Theater, Lakewood, for two performances on July 30.

Auditions are open and no appointment is necessary. Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song that is similar in style to the show (i.e. Grease, Little Shop, etc). Bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided. There will be a dance audition so bring or wear suitable attire including footwear.

Auditions will take place: Saturday May 14 from 2-6pm; Monday May 16 from 7-9pm; and Wednesday May 18 from 7-9pm.  Auditions will be held at Phoenix Rehearsal Center at 111 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (right next to the Count Basie Theatre)

Casting Requirements: HAIRSPRAY calls for a large cast. In addition to the numerous lead and featured roles, the ensemble for HAIRSPRAY is involved in 17 musical numbers! Needed are male and female dancers with strong pop singing voices and great personalities to play high schoolers for various roles in the ensemble of "The Corny Collins Show" and "Motormouth's Teens." Especially looking for African-American singers and dancers.

All roles are open.

Please see for Character Descriptions and more information.