Hairspray Auditions for ETC to Take Place at Plymouth State University

Staged by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative, the January production is open to community and university actors.

The Educational Theatre Collaborative, a venture of Plymouth State University and Plymouth Elementary School, marks its 25th season of musical theatre with the production of Hairspray: The Broadway Musical. Auditions will be held at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts on November 5-7.

High school and university actors who sing and dance are sought to play the Nicest Kids in Town and people of all ages are encouraged to be a part of our “Welcome to the 60’s Rock Chorus.” Hairspray addresses integration in the 1960s, so African American community members and actors are especially encouraged to audition for the ensemble or a lead role.

“There is tremendous power in the arts and community,” says Dr. Trish Lindberg, ETC’s artistic director. “ETC strives to bring folks together in a caring and nurturing environment to create the magic of musical theatre for all ages. This year’s production is especially important as we address the issue of racism in our midst through this powerful musical of acceptance and courage.”

The audition schedule is as follows: Sunday, November 5 from 6:30-10pm for high school, university and adult community members. Monday, November 6 from 3:30-5:30pm for youth in grades 3-8; 6:30-10pm for high school, university and adult community members. Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-10pm for high school, university and adult community members. High school, university, and adult community members must call Brenda Gleich starting October 16, 2017 at (603) 535-2803 to schedule an individual audition time and should bring sheet music with a prepared song if possible.

Performances of Hairspray are set for January 24-27 at 7 pm and January 27 & 28th at 2pm at the Silver Center at Plymouth State University. Tickets are available from the Silver Center for the Arts Box Office and cost $26 to $29 for adults, $20 to $25 for seniors and youth. Contact the box office at (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869, or online at:

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