$585/week for union talent (Equity Guest Artist Tier III) or $1000 flat rate for nonunion talent.
Casting the Palos Verdes Performing Arts production of "Hairspray." This production features big dance numbers, unforgettable songs, and tells a story of inclusion and acceptance. Company is interested in strong singers, dancers, and movers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.
Seeking a diverse group of storytellers to inhabit the world of 1960s Baltimore and engage with "Hairspray’s" themes of loving your neighbor and accepting yourself. Many of the roles in the story are necessarily designated as being of a particular ethnicity or body type as Hairspray explores the relationships among social groups and the perceived differences between them. Production will authentically represent all the points of view expressed in this story and will not use any artificial means to change the appearance of an actor’s ethnic background.
Note: The role of Velma Von Tussle has been cast, all other roles are open. The roles of Edna Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, Corny Collins, and Seaweed Stubbs may be considered for Equity (up to 3 contracts). All other roles will be nonunion contracts.