Tuesday, June 7, 2011

City Circle announces Hairspray auditions

Coralville - City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions by appointment on July 9 for the musical Hairspray.

Hairspray will be the first production held in the brand new Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The feel-good story and catchy 60’s tunes will get the theatre off to a vibrant start. The producers invite all community members to audition. The production will feature a large, diverse cast of actors, singers and dancers and will debut the wonderful new 500 seat theater being built in Coralville.

With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film. The hit Broadway musical inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, an optimistic teen with one wish – to dance on the Corny Collins Show. Along the way to achieving her dream, we’re introduced to a variety of spectacular characters and toe-tapping numbers – not to mention impressive hairdos. The show is directed by Chad Larabee, with choreography by Leslie Nolte.

Auditions will be held Saturday, July 9, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Coralville Public Library. Actors are asked to email HAIRSPRAYPRODUCTION@GMAIL.COM to schedule an audition appointment. Actors should prepare 16 bars of a 1960′s pop song and bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Actors without a prepared song will be given a song to sing at the audition. Hairspray will be performed September 9-18, 2011. More information and role descriptions can be found at www.citycircle.org.

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