Lake Michigan College to Hold Open Auditions for Hairspray

Nov 28, 2017
Current and prospective students and community members invited to audition for spring musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and tuneful songs.

Lake Michigan College is seeking up to 32 student and community actors to perform in its spring musical, “Hairspray”.

Director, Paul Mow, of LMC’s Performing Arts department will hold public auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13 in The Mendel Center’s Hanson Theatre in Benton Harbor. Dance callbacks will be held Monday, December 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This lively, highly choreographed musical will require some performers with extensive dance and vocal experience. Contenders will be asked to read a selection of slides from the show, and should come prepared with one or two pieces of American musical theatre no longer than 32 measures. Comedic monologues up to 90 seconds will also be welcome.

Contact Director Paul Mow at for more information.

Hairspray performances will run Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. LMC performance and event information is available at or by calling The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700.

About “Hairspray”

“Hairspray,” winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

“Hairspray” is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684

About the Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College’s Performing Arts faculty and staff are driven by the philosophy that the human experience is identified, expressed, and communicated through the performing arts. Whether a student’s goal is to major in theatre or music or to enjoy the thrill of performing on stage, the Performing Arts department has a variety of classroom and performance opportunities available.

For more information about LMC’s theatre program and scholarship opportunities visit or call (269) 927-8876.