Book by Thomas Meehen & Mark O’Donell

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Whitman

Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

Dates: May 11th – 20th, 2018


Rated PG

Production Team:

Choreography by Valerie Psoinos Nelson
Music Direction by Henry Kopczynskie III
Directed by Keith Weirich

About the Play:

You can’t stop the beat with this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards – including Best Musical – is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously 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. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television network – all without denting her ‘do.


Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00 PM



AUDITIONS: Tuesday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 14th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm-10pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments both your singing and acting talents. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please bring a headshot or photo, a resume or list of theatre experience (if any), and your own sheet music – as an accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition, please email: your name, age, phone number, show(s) you are auditioning for, and preferred audition date and time to Artistic Director Keith Weirich at “Walk In” auditions are always welcome, however they will be seen as time permits. Those with scheduled audition appointment times will be seen as close to their scheduled time as possible.

CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks will be held by invitation only.

If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor and production team during your initial audition.

The invited Callback List will be posted on the Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 9pm on Sunday February 18th on the Peacock Players website:

REHEARSALS: HAIRSPRAY will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, February 21st). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on that Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm, prior to the first rehearsal.

Please note that actors may or may not be called to all rehearsals, but should plan to make themselves available. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form – as conflicts are considered when casting.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday May 6th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday May 6th through Thursday May 10th from 5:30pm-10pm.

Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00 PM

Please note that special School Day performances may be scheduled in between the weekends of performance.

All cast members are expected to attend all Performances, School Day Performances, and all Tech Week rehearsals.

If cast in the production – all cast members will be responsible for providing a $150 educational production tuition.


For more information regarding upcoming MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS, please email Artistic Director Keith Weirich at