Hairspray Auditions

The Grand Theatre will be holding auditions for Hairspray, the musical, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.

Vocal auditions will be from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and dance auditions will be held in two sessions from 2:30PM-3:15PM and 3:15PM-4:00PM. Auditions will be in the SLCC South City Campus Facilities & Arts Annex building, located at 1610 South 250 East, in the south east corner of the South City Campus parking lot. For those who are called back, callbacks will be held Tuesday, March 14, from 6:00PM-10:00PM.

Jim Christian will be directing the production and it will run May 11 - June 3, 2017. Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday-Friday from 6:00PM to 10:00PM and Saturday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Those wishing to audition will need to visit our online scheduling app, or call (801) 957-3322 to schedule an audition time. Men and women, boys and girls of all ethnic backgrounds and ages are encouraged to audition.

Each person who auditions should:

  • Bring a headshot and resume
  • Bring one minute of a musical theatre song in the same style as Hairspray
  • Bring sheet music for the accompanist
  • No monologue is needed.
  • Bring dance clothes and shoes for the dance audition


How long is the rehearsal process?
Typically, rehearsals last about six weeks prior to opening. Due to the complexity of everyone's schedules, rehearsals are reserved for evenings Monday through Fridays and Saturdays, during the day. Generally rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-10:00PM weeknights, and 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays.

Do I get paid?
Yes, we do offer stipends to all adult actors employed during a production. Children, under legal working age, do not receive monetary compensation, but usually receive discounted tickets for family members.

Do you hire Equity?
No, not generally. We are not an Equity Theatre, although, occasionally there is an Equity contract offered under special circumstances. However, Equity actors are always encouraged to audition, as you never know what will be offered.