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Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whitman & Marc Shaiman
Directed by Kari Hayter
Choreographed by Kelly Todd and Christopher M. Albrecht
Music Direction by Robyn Manion


Open Call Auditions
Mon, April 20 and Thu, April 23 at 7pm
Callbacks: April 29

If you’d like to skip the open call and schedule an audition appointment, then send your headshot and resume to by April 17.


Location: Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807. Click here for directions.

Prepare: 16-32 bars of pop/rock uptempo

Bring: Headshot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist provided.

Rehearsals: Begin May 18. Weekday evenings and weekends.

Performances: July 10 – August 16, 2015, Fri 8pm; Sat 3pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm

Pay Rate: $100 per performance week.

Synopsis: Come experience the pure joy of music and uprising in this intimate retelling of the contemporary classic. Full-figured Tracy Turnblad only wants to dance–and dance she does, through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh words of her schoolmates, and through the racial barriers dividing 1960’s Baltimore. Chance presents a closer, more personal look at this vivacious celebration of rock n’ roll, revolution, and love against all odds. You’ll leap out of your seat!


Character Breakdown: 

Tracy Turnblad:
Female, 15-25 yrs old; Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends. Range: G3 – G5

Edna Turnblad:
Male or Female, 30-50 yrs old; Tracy’s big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Range: F3 – G5

Wilbur Turnblad:
Male, 55-65 yrs old; Tracy’s simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much. Range: A3 – A5

Corny Collins:
Male, 25-35 yrs old; The charismatic host of the Corny Collins’ Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera. Range: D4 – A5

Penny Pingleton:
Female, 15-25 yrs old; Tracy’s best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother’s dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity. Range: A3 – G5

Amber von Tussle:
Female, 15-25 yrs old; Link’s girlfriend and Tracy’s nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can’t dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention. Range: A3 – F5

Velma von Tussle:
Female, 45-55 yrs old; Amber’s mother and the director of Corny Collin’s show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing. Range: G3 – E5

Link Larkin:
Male, 15-25 yrs old; The star heartthrob on Corny Collins’ show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy. Range: G3 – A5

Seaweed J. Stubbs:
Male, 15-25 yrs old; Tracy’s classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny. Range: F3 – D5

Motormouth Maybelle:
Female, 40-50 yrs old; Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin’s Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident. Range: F3 – E5

Little Inez:
Female, 10-15 years old; Seaweed’s little sister and just as talented a dancer. Tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black by Velma.

The Dynamites:
Females, 20s; Judine, Kamilah, and Shayna – Talented black vocal trio a la The Supremes. Featured in many numbers together and usually in tight harmony. May double for other ensemble roles like ‘Cindy Watkins,’ etc. Range: A3 – G5

Males and Females, all ages and ethnicities; Corny Collin’s Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Shelley, etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors


The Dragon Play

by Jenny Connell Davis
directed by Marya Mazor


Open Call Auditions
Tues, May 12 and Wed, May 13 at 7pm

If you’d like to skip the open call and schedule an audition appointment, then send your headshot and resume to by May 8
Audition sides can be found under each character breakdown..


Location: Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807. Click here for directions.

Prepare: The sides available in Character Breakdown section below.

Bring: Headshot and resume.

Rehearsals: Begin June 8. Weekday evenings and weekends.

Performances: July 23 – August 23, 2015, Wed 8pm; Thu 8pm; Sat 5pm; Sun 7pm

Pay Rate: $75 per performance week.

Synopsis: At once fanciful, timeless, yet starkly contemporary, this brand new romantic tale follows one Dragon, her need for freedom, her desire for human love, and the men who get trapped in between. Emergent artist Davis brings a uniquely simple voice to a centuries old myth, clashing lore with love, and eternity with yearning.


Character Breakdown: 

Please note: All roles are open to all ethnic types.

Ages 28-38 sexy, sad, strong, secretive, fierce, broken

Ages 30-39 Construction worker, Marlboro man type, quiet, sincere

Dragon Girl:
Ages 17-23 Sexy, flirty, fierce, naive

Loser Boy:
Ages 17-23 Outsider, arrogant, sad, angry

Ages 23-30 Tall, arrogant, immature, bad boy