HAIRSPRAY, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and fun tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size 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 can she convince the show to embrace dance-party equality and integrate a TV network? Boundaries of race and body size are about to get a big jolt!!

Audition Location:

151 Kalmus Drive
Suite G-3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Audition Date:

Saturday, August 26th, 9am-1pm

Performance Dates:
November 16th-19th
Please no conflicts on Performance Dates

Rehearsal Dates:

  • August 31st – November 16th: Monday & Thursday  6-8pm (as called), Saturday 9am-12pm

Audition Requirements:

  • Prepare 1 minute of a contemporary musical theatre song for the primary audition.
  • No a cappella auditions.
  • Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all auditionees will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination; there will also be cold reading from the script.
  • All those auditioning must fill out the Audition Form on this page and upload a headshot when registering for auditions.
  • Each student auditioning also needs to bring a Headshot with them to the auditions.
  • Please be sure to list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. (A space is provided in the Audition Form). Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Directors before casting can be confirmed.
  • “Open Call” auditions. Roles for everyone

Additional Info:

Based on the auditions, the directors will determine who they wish to keep for script readings after the Dance & Vocal Audition. Callbacks, if needed, will take place on the Monday following the initial audition date.

Vocal Audition:

  • Sing best 32 bars of Broadway song, or popular song from the 60’s.  Must have sheet music and or accompaniment music(that is cued).  Accompanist provided.
  • It is imperative that you come prepared to “act” this number. This will impact our selection of those who will be allowed to read for roles.

Dance Audition:

  • All will participate in basic movement audition
  • Teens (+ Velma & Motormouth) will remain for more extensive dance audition.  Wear appropriate footwear and come dressed to move.

All must guarantee no conflicts in final rehearsal period and no conflicts for ALL performances.

Auditionees are encouraged to enroll in Arts & Learning’s Audition workshop August 19, or Summer Theater classes.

For more information, call 714.728.7100 or email

Full Rate: $425 

* A 2 installment option is available that is 2 payments of $215 each. 1st installment is due prior to audition.

All who are enrolled will be cast in the production.

Limited partial scholarships available. Contact for more information.

Need some audition tips?

Enroll in our Audition Workshop happening August 19th for only $30!

Hairspray Cast List

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Our Address

Arts & Learning Conservatory

151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G-3
Costa Mesa, CA.


(714) 728-7100

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