TEENS: Auditions for "Hairspray Jr." Tuesday through Thursday


UPDATE: Auditions extended to Feb. 1-2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Teens from 14 to 18-years-of-age who enjoy musical theatre are encouraged to audition for Hairspray Jr. between Tuesday and Thursday, Jan 24 through 26. 

Two Miracle Center After School Matters programs have auditions for dancers each night from 6 to 6:30 p.m. while actors may audition (approximately 10 minutes in length) between 5 and 7 p.m. 

To participate in the show, one must be enrolled in either the Youth Dance Ensemble or the Youth Theatre Ensemble at the Center, which requires applying online. However, it is possible to audition for the show first. To book audition time, contact Jose Sanchez at 773.276.5933 extension 2 or by email

Program Goals
The goal for the Youth Dance Ensemble is to recruit a team of skillful, disciplined and creative youth to enhance its theater productions by mastering dance and choreography. 

Participants will work collaboratively to enhance the quality and complexity of all productions, while building their own college and career readiness through auditioning workshops, an enhanced repertoire, and exposure to dance and theater professionals. 

The Youth Theater Ensemble program's goal is to produce quality plays and musicals. "Through the use of improvisation, creative theater games, singing, dancing and acting, teens build confidence, character, self esteem and leadership qualities," explains Sanchez. Teens will have access to industry standard media training, equipment and technology that support their interests. 

Program Participation
The program schedules are both from Feb. 21 through May 9 on Tues, Wed. and Thurs. from 4:30 to 7 p.m. 

Hairspray Jr. will have performances on May 12 and 13. Rehearsals for those chosen will be Tues. - Thurs. from 5 to 7 p.m., starting Feb. 21. 

Students will receive a stipend. To apply for the program go to After School Matters online site.



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