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NBC is all set to bring the musical sensation “Hairspray Live!” to the television screen. NBC is performing the Broadway musical live on the small screen. The television network has also produced other Broadway shows that were aired live on television such as, “Peter Pan Live” and “Wiz Live” so this venture is no exception. In the beginning of this year, NBC announced that “Hairspray Live! 2016 Broadway musical is on the nationwide hunt for an actress to play the protagonist Tracy Turnbald.

The casting directors, Telsey + Company recently have opened up the auditions to the talent nationwide after holding an open casting call in NYC in the recent past. The casting company has set up an online procedure to audition for the role of lead actress. All those candidates anxious to be considered for the role can now upload their online video audition.

Who is the show looking for?

The show requires a bubbly female character who is bulky and possesses an optimistic and vibrant personality.  She is very passionate about dancing.  The particular candidate must have as strong pop belt voice. Despite being heavyset female actress, the candidate must be able to portray the character of a high school teenager with a high-spirited and kindhearted nature. She must be outgoing and completely unstoppable individual who works hard to attain her goals. Apart from being a remarkable singer, she must also have some great dance moves too. The respective candidate must be over 18 years of age at least.

Steps to Follow For Online Submission

  1. Firstly, record your video.

  2. Then compress your video to the necessary settings Windows or Mac Computers

  3. Then submit.

  4. Please visit http://hairspraylivecasting.com/ for more details related to the instruction for recording the video and submissions.

The story of “Hairspray Live!” is set in 1962 in Baltimore. It depicts the story of Tracy Turnbald who is a high school teenager. She is overweight yet possesses terrific dance moves and has a seemingly never ending obsession with “the Corny Collins Show”. Much to the displeasure of Tracy’s mom, she along with her best friend called Penny rush home after school simply to watch the television show. But to her luck, an opportunity arrives for her to dance on the beloved show which she avails. However, not everyone is pleased when she gets selected and faces adversity. The plump teenager also gets engaged in the civil rights movement within this duration as she detests the fact that the black kids only get a chance on the show once in a month and she is bent on changing that with the help of a few friends. Hairspray Live! is actually based upon the 1988 film “Hairspray” in which the lead character was played by Ricki Lake.

The Broadway musical is being directed by Kenny Leon. The casting directors are Bernie Telsey and Abbie Brady Dalton (Telsey + Company). The filming location is Los Angeles.

Fill out the submission form below to get more auditions.



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