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“Hairspray” Casting Call

When it comes to ethnic diversity Eastern Idaho is lacking compared to many other parts of the country. That’s proving to be a challenge for the Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre when it comes to their next production.

Rehearsals are just beginning and the main roles have been cast. They need more ethnic members for the chorus in particular.

“If you’re familiar with Hairspray at all, it’s the story of the beginning of the civil rights movement,” said director, Christine Hansen. “We’ve cast the show, we have a wonderful cast, but we are still in need of some African American Performers. We need that ethnic minority to tell the story.”

So the Youth Arts Centre is putting out an invitation especially for African Americans and Hispanics to come to an audition this weekend.

“You have to be willing to sing and dance,” Hansen said. “You don’t have to be perfect – that’s what rehearsal is for – but we need you to get out there and try.”

Producer Erin Cannon guarantees a good time.

“I was in Willie Wonka and it was so much fun to get to know people, and to dance and sing even if you don’t think you are great, I think that’s was so fun about it – a large cast, making friends – it’s just fun,” Cannon said.

The audition will be this Saturday, August 6th at 5 p.m. at the Eagle rock Dance Studio located in Ammon behind Majestic Auto Body. The address is 2873 East, 14th North. For further information you can call the producer, Erin Cannon, at 403-3708.

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