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This summer, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will serve as host for Encore’s production of Hairspray, through a licensing agreement with Music Theatre International.

The show will take place July 22nd and 23rd in the Walt Disney Theater.

Choir Audition Sessions
Encore is seeking vocalists to fill choir roles.
  • Please prepare 30-45 seconds (typically 16-32 bars) of a 60's pop/rock song or contemporary musical theater piece in that genre.
  • Please provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Please arrive at the top of your scheduled time slot. If you miss your time slot, Encore reserves the right to cancel that audition reservation. 
  • Walk-ins are welcome but we highly encourage pre-registration to avoid a possible long wait.
  • Auditions are open to Equity and non-Equity members. All roles are unpaid.
  • Due to the popularity of this year's production, we are highly encouraging everyone to re-audition for the choir. If you are unable to re-audition, we will use your "Aida" or "Ragtime" audition, however, you must be aware that this does not guarantee your participation in the "Hairspray" choir. To increase your chances of being cast, it is strongly recommended that you re-audition.
  • There will be a $40 tax-deductible donation to Encore. This will include PARKING for all rehearsals/shows at the Dr. Phillips Center (a $40 value), a program, your credentials, and of course, memories to last a lifetime! You can also include a “Hairspray” t-shirt for $50.
Date
Starts
Ends
Location
Capacity
Enrolled
  Closed Friday 04/2107:30 PM08:30 PMDisney Event Group2417
  Closed Friday 04/2108:30 PM09:00 PMDisney Event Group1211
  Closed Saturday 04/2207:30 PM08:30 PMDisney Event Group247
  Closed Saturday 04/2208:30 PM09:00 PMDisney Event Group126
Principal / Ensemble Audition Sessions
Seeking musical theatre performers to fill principal and ensemble roles.
  • Please prepare 30-45 seconds (typically 16-32 bars) of a 60's pop/rock song or contemporary musical theater piece in that genre.
  • Please provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Applicants should bring a non-returnable head-shot and resume.
  • Please arrive at the top of your scheduled time slot. If you miss your time slot, Encore reserves the right to cancel that audition reservation. 
  • WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!  We ask that you sign in prior to 10pm.

  • Auditions are open to Equity and non-Equity members. All roles are unpaid.
  • Callbacks will be held May 2, 3, & 4
  • There will be a $40 tax-deductible donation to Encore. This will include PARKING for all rehearsals/shows at the Dr. Phillips Center (a $40 value), a program, your credentials, and of course, memories to last a lifetime! You can also include a “Hairspray” t-shirt for $50.
Date
Starts
Ends
Location
Capacity
Enrolled
  Closed Friday 04/2109:00 PM09:30 PMDisney Event Group94
  Closed Friday 04/2109:30 PM10:30 PMDisney Event Group184
  Closed Saturday 04/2209:00 PM09:30 PMDisney Event Group97
  Closed Saturday 04/2209:30 PM10:00 PMDisney Event Group92
  Closed Sunday 04/2307:30 PM08:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1816
  Closed Sunday 04/2308:30 PM09:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1814
  Closed Sunday 04/2309:30 PM10:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1817
  Closed Tuesday 04/2507:30 PM08:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 2017
  Closed Tuesday 04/2508:30 PM09:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 2019
  Closed Tuesday 04/2509:30 PM10:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1817
  Closed Wednesday 04/2607:30 PM08:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1817
  Closed Wednesday 04/2608:30 PM09:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1815
  Closed Wednesday 04/2609:30 PM10:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1816
  Closed Friday 04/2807:30 PM08:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1812
  Closed Friday 04/2808:30 PM09:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 1817
Dancer / Ensemble Audition Sessions
Seeking musical theatre performers with strong dance ability to fill ensemble roles. Some roles will have step out lines and solos.
  • Please arrive at the start time of your time slot.  Allow time to warm up and please dress for movement. If you miss your time slot, Encore reserves the right to cancel that audition reservation.
  • Applicants should bring a non-returnable headshot and resume and arrive warmed up prior to audition.
  • You may be asked to do cold readings or scenes after the dance audition.
  • All applicants are requested to pre-register for a specific date and time.
  • Please attend only ONE Call.
  • WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to allow time for registration.

  • There will be a $40 tax-deductible donation to Encore. This will include PARKING for all rehearsals/shows at the Dr. Phillips Center (a $40 value), a program, your credentials, and of course, memories to last a lifetime! You can also include a “Hairspray” t-shirt for $50.
Date
Starts
Ends
Location
Capacity
Enrolled
  Closed Thursday 04/2707:30 PM09:00 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 4037
  Closed Thursday 04/2709:00 PM10:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 4034
RegisterMonday 05/0107:30 PM09:00 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 3533
   Full Monday 05/0109:00 PM10:30 PMDisney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe 3535
No orchestra auditions are currently scheduled.
Principal Roles
Seeking musical theatre performers to fill principal and ensemble roles.

Tracy Turnblad
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.
Type: Female     15 to 20
Vocal Range:   Top: G5 - Bottom: G3
Link Larkin
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.
Type: Male     15 to 20
Vocal Range:   Top: A5 - Bottom: G3
Penny Pingleton
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.
Type: Female     15 to 20
Vocal Range:   Top: G5 - Bottom: A3
Seaweed J. Stubbs
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.
Type: Male     15 to 20
Vocal Range:   Top: D5 - Bottom: F3
Edna Turnblad
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. Played by a male in drag.
Type: Male     30 to 50
Vocal Range:   Top: G5 - Bottom: F3
Amber Von Tussle
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.
Type: Female     15 to 20
Vocal Range:   Top: F5 - Bottom: A3
Velma Von Tussle
Amber's slim and attractive but overbearing mother who pushes her daughter to seek stardom. Velma is the scheming producer of The Corny Collins Show who tries to steer it in the “white” direction. Her sensitivities are offended at the very sight of Tracy. A great villainess role.
Type: Female     35-45
Vocal Range:   Top: - Bottom:
Motormouth Maybelle
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.
Type: Female     40 to 50
Vocal Range:   Top: E5 - Bottom: F3
Corny Collins
The charismatic host of the Corny Collins' Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.
Type: Male     25 to 35
Vocal Range:   Top: A4 - Bottom: D3
Wilbur Turnblad
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.
Type: Male     55 to 65
Vocal Range:   Top: A5 - Bottom: A3
Prudy Pingleton
Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded.
Type: Female     40 to 50
Vocal Range:   Top: B4 - Bottom: D4
Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if registration is full?
Please continue to check back periodically.  We add additional time slots whenever possible, plus cancellations happen.  Don't forget we always welcome walk-ins.  Just try to arrive early and be patient.  We will work you in as time allows.  
Who must audition?
  • All principal, ensemble and dancer ensemble roles must audition.

  • All new choir members must audition.

  • Due to the popularity of this year's production, we are highly encouraging everyone to re-audition for the choir. If you are unable to re-audition, we will use your "Aida" or "Ragtime" audition, however, you must be aware that this does not guarantee your participation in the "Hairspray" choir. To increase your chances of being cast, it is strongly recommended that you re-audition.
Do you need to be a current WDW Cast Member to be considered?
No, you do not! We now welcome everyone to audition for our productions.
Is there a fee to participate in Encore?
There will be a $40 tax-deductible donation to Encore. This will include PARKING for all rehearsals/shows at the Dr. Phillips Center (a $40 value), a program, your credentials, and of course, memories to last a lifetime! You can also include a “Hairspray” t-shirt for $50.
What if I want to be considered for multiple disciplines?
We would encourage you to attend one Principal/Ensemble audition and one Dancer/Ensemble audition.  However, it is not absolutely necessary.  Principal auditions will be primarily vocal.  Dancer auditions are obviously dance based.  However, everyone called back for a role will be asked to dance, read and/or vocalize. Register for the audition based on your strengths and interest.    NOTE: If you attend a Principal/Ensemble audition, you can be considered for choir.  So there is no need to register for 3 auditions.  Choir auditions are for those wishing to be considered for choir ONLY.
Do I need to register for a timeslot?
Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to register in advance. Those registered will be taken first. We value your time and this process helps us keep wait times to a minimum.
Will there be Callbacks for all roles?
All principal roles and most ensemble roles will go through a callback audition, held on May 2nd,3rd, and 4th.  Choir members will not need to be called back.
Who do I contact with questions about auditions?
If you don't see the answer to your question here, please send an email to auditions@encorecentral.org.
When are the performances of Hairspray?
Hairspray will be performed in the Walt Disney Theater of the Dr Philips Center for the Performing Arts on the following dates:
  • July 22nd
  • July 23rd
What is the address for Disney Event Group?
Disney Event Group
1503 Live Oak Lane
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
What is the address for Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe ?

Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal / Wardrobe
3271 Sherberth Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34747