June 2013


TSB Showplace

Show Credits
About Hairspray

HAIRSPRAY delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out — and change is in the air!

Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity.

Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?

Character Roles

Tracy Turnblad

Edna Turnbald 

Wilbur Turnbald 

Corny Collins 

Link Larkin 

Velma Von Tussle 

Amber Von Tussle 

Prudy Pingleton 

Penny Pingleton 

Motormouth Maybelle 


Little Inez 

Carolyn Murphy

Musical Director
Paul Adams

Carolyn Murphy

Lead Roles

Tracy Turnblad - Monique Matthews

Edna Turnbald - Antony Saywell

Wilbur Turnbald - David Tasker

Corny Collins - Shaun Murphy

Link Larkin - TBA

Velma Von Tussle - Melissa Lowe

Amber Von Tussle - Krystal Tofts

Prudy Pingleton - Stacy Manktelow

Penny Pingleton - Lydia Egan

Motormouth Maybelle - Joanne Soloman

Seaweed - Netahn Tuuta

Little Inez - Indiana Shewen


Sheree Anaru, Ellyce Bisson, Sophie Carter, Jacob Clarke, Zone Coleman, Michelle Conway, Tane Couper, Amy Foreman, Sophia Cottlieb, Ruby Hansen, Levi King, Courtney McEwen, Juliet McLean, Renee Moratti, Stephanie Murphy-Provis (also uderstudy for Tracy), Chris Murray, Jesse Pearson, Hamish Phillips, Sharron Riddick, Michaela Spurdle, Ann Stewart, Carl Stieller, Te Whatumanawa Ngati Tangirua, Phoebe Tomlinson, Blake Wilson, Cassy Woller

Offstage Chorus

Alie Bolland, Debbie Bygate, Niall Corbett, Nicole Goble, Natasha Hansman, Joe Hignett, Sara McLintock, Alyssa Poole, Jessica Ruddleston, Antonia Smith, Maree Spurdle, Tyler Stewart, Fergus Thomson, Sandra Von de Vril, Lavinia Winter

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler

Arrangements by Marc Shaiman

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

subscribe to our mailing list
become a memberregister as a volunteer
76 King Street, New Plymouth 4310
Aotearoa New Zealand

Phone: 06 758 4958  |  Email: [email protected]
subscribe to our mailing list
© Copyright 2021 - New Plymouth Operatic Society - All Rights Reserved
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram