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Audition Materials:

DIRECTIONS: Please review the following materials before auditioning for Hairspray. Contact shows@jdptheatre.com with any questions.

Please note: We will be holding both in-person and virtual auditions for this show, as we recognize that schedules may not allow everyone to come and audition during our chosen times. The requirements for each type of audition have been included in the links below; please be sure to review all provided information prior to your audition.

Note: Due to the upcoming national tour, our cast has been limited to youth actors (ages 13-18). Please contact us with any questions.

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About the show:

Cast size: 11 + ensemble

Place: Baltimore, MD

Time: 1962

Background: 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!


Rehearsal Schedule

Our rehearsal schedule will be as follows:

  • July and August: Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30-8:30pm

  • September to November: Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-8:30pm

Rehearsals may increase in frequency, depending on need, as we get closer to the show. The cast will have advance notice of any scheduling changes.


Information Packet 

This document contains our audition requirements for both in-person and virtual auditions, as well as our expectations of cast members and staff. If you are cast in the show, we will expect you to review this document before your first rehearsal.

Cast/Crew Contract

This form reflects all expectations for cast, crew, and staff (as detailed in the Info Packet). This form must be completed by you and a parent (if you are under the age of 18) before your first rehearsal if you’ve been cast.

Audition Sign-up (in-person and virtual)

Out of respect for everyone's time, we ask that all actors who plan to audition sign up for a time slot by clicking on the link above - this includes both in-person and virtual auditions. We strongly recommend that you audition in person, but if you cannot attend our auditions, see our Information Packet for virtual audition requirements.

Audition Monologues

This document contains the approved monologues for our Hairspray audition. Feel free to gender-bend, but please do not add additional lines to your audition. We expect that your monologue will be fully memorized.

Note: In-person auditions will now run from 1:30-8:30pm due to high demand.

Audition Music Selections

This document contains the approved musical selections for our Hairspray audition. Feel free to gender-bend, but please do not add additional bars to your audition. We expect that your music will be fully memorized.

Audition Choreography

Below, you will find links to two levels of choreography: basic and advanced. Feel free to prepare whichever selection you feel best fits your ability level. There will not be a review of this material at auditions, so be sure to have it memorized.

Crew Application

If you would like to be a crew member for Hairspray, please email us a resume that lists your past tech experience. Be sure to include your strengths and areas of expertise.


Junior Audition Materials:

DIRECTIONS: Please review the following materials before auditioning for Jungle Book KIDS. Contact shows@jdptheatre.com with any questions.

Is your young actor nervous about auditioning? Consider attending our free audition workshop!

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About the show:

Cast size: 12 + ensemble

Ages: 6-12

Background: The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.


Rehearsal Schedule

Our rehearsal schedule will be as follows:

  • July and August: Mondays from 5:15-7:15pm

  • September to October: Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm

Rehearsals may increase in frequency, depending on need, as we get closer to the show. The cast will have advance notice of any scheduling changes.

Information Packet 

This document contains our audition requirements for both in-person and virtual auditions, as well as our expectations of cast members and staff. If you are cast in the show, we will expect you to review this document before your first rehearsal.

Cast/Crew Contract

This form reflects all expectations for cast, crew, and staff (as detailed in the Info Packet). This form must be completed by both you and a parent before your first rehearsal if you’ve been cast.

Audition Sign-up

Out of respect for everyone's time, we ask that all actors who plan to audition sign up for a time slot by clicking on the link above. For this show, actors will sign up for the day on which they will audition, rather than a specific time slot. Be sure to review our Information Packet for audition requirements.

Audition Monologues

This document contains the approved monologues for our Jungle Book KIDS audition. Feel free to gender-bend, but please do not add additional lines to your audition. We expect that your monologue will be fully memorized.

Audition Music Selections

This document contains the approved musical selections for our Jungle Book KIDS audition. Feel free to gender-bend, but please do not add additional bars to your audition. We expect that your music will be fully memorized. We will provide instrumental tracks for you at your audition.