“Hairspray” Open Auditions

Auditions for “HAIRSPRAY” !!!!!

As you may have heard, Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre is producing “Hairspray” next season for their holiday show! They are excited to bring this story to the stage and are also excited to announce that they are casting a group of 13-18 teenagers for the ensemble of the show.

If cast, this is a paid opportunity for young performers.


Young performers will be seen in groups of 10

Sign up for a guaranteed audition time in the links below:

April 3rd: www.skylightmusictheatre.org/hairsprayapril3

April 7th: www.skylightmusictheatre.org/hairsprayapril7

We will accept walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis

Casting Notice:

Casting young performers ages 13-18 for Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Hairspray.

Auditions are Tuesday, April 3rd from 4pm-7pm & Saturday, April 7th from 10am-1pm.

Seeking high school ensemble performers who can dance, sing and act. These roles will NOT be double cast, so performers must be available for all performance dates.


First rehearsal: October 23, 2018

Tech weekend: November 9-11, 2018

Opening night: November 16, 2018

Closing night: December 23, 2018 (possible extension through December 30)

AUDITIONS will take place at the Broadway Theatre Center – 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI. Follow signs for sign-in location upon arrival. Please leave ample time to find parking.

Doors will open at 3:30pm.

Young performers auditioning should arrive 15 minutes before their appointment time to fill out an audition form with a parent or guardian. Please bring a performance resume if possible.

**All those auditioning must also bring a headshot or snapshot photo to turn in with audition form.**

Please prepare 1 song to sing for the audition – bring sheet music for a pianist to accompany, if possible.

If you don’t have a song prepared, you can sing a song listed below and sheet music will be provided:

  • You Can’t Stop the Beat (Hairspray)
  • Seasons of Love (Rent)
  • Magic to Do (Pippin)
  • Seize the Day (Newsies)
  • We Go Together (Grease)

CALLBACKS will take place on Monday, April 9th. You will be informed by the evening of April 8th if you have been called back.

Please contact Sam Nykiel (samn@skylightmusictheatre.org) with any questions about the audition.

Free Audition Workshop:

We will host a FREE audition workshop at the Broadway Theatre Centre (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202) on Saturday, MARCH 31st FROM 11:00am – 12:30pm. This workshop will include:

Learning about 16 bars from a “Hairspray” songs that students can use for the audition
Learning the first part of the dance call, taught by the “Hairspray” choreographer, that will be used at the callback audition

The goal of this workshop is to offer an opportunity for students to better prepare for the audition. Being cast in the show is not contingent upon attending this workshop. Alternatively, attending the workshop does not guarantee a spot on the callback or the show. Please see the flyer for more information.

Please contact Margaret Bridges (MargaretB@skylightmusictheatre.org) with any questions about the audition.

Margaret Bridges
Education Manager
Skylight Music Theatre
158 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 299-4952

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