Orlando Rep gets rights for ‘Hairspray’

Orlando Repertory Theatre has snagged a show that’s sure to please next summer’s teen actors, Hairspray. The summer Youth Academy show will be presented in July 2011.

Here’s more, including info about auditions:

Orlando Repertory Theatre’s Youth Academy Announces Summer Stock Production of Hairspray!

Orlando Repertory Theatre is proud to announce their Summer 2011 Youth Academy Summer Stock Production of Hairspray. The production will headline their 5th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival, taking place in July 2011. An audition date of April 16, 2011 has been set and is open to rising 7th through graduating 12th grade students.

It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ‘do!

Don’t miss Hairspray, Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. As The New York Times says, “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like Hairspray. It’s irresistible!”

Students interested in auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song (equivalent to a verse and chorus; theatre music preferred) and a one-minute memorized comic monologue. Please call (407) 896-7365 ext. 219 to schedule an appointment.

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