Audition Schedule for the Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Auditions Announcement

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will be holding auditions for the musical comedy Hairspray. The auditions will take place on Sunday May 21st from 1 PM till 8:00 PM and Monday evening from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. at The Ephrata Performing Arts Center. We are especially looking for African - American performers and a young actress to play the character of Tracy Turnblad. All roles are open except for Motormouth Maybelle and Edna Turnblad. The production will run July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017 Since Hairspray will be taking the place of the recently canceled production of The Music Man, rehearsal will start very soon after auditions. For more information, contact Artistic Director Edward R Fernandez at
What are the age requirements or limitations?
We are seeing a whole range of performers for this show. The age range is starting from 14 up to 24 for Tracy and her peers. We also are looking for older character actors as well.

Is it for African Americans only or will there be other parts available for other backgrounds?
We will be looking for African -American performers as well as caucasian performers.

What do they (or I) need to have prepared musically, monologue, dance? Resume? Headshot?
There is nothing to prepare ahead of time. We will be singing from the show so sheet music will be provided at the audition so we suggest that applicants be familiar with the music from the show. There will also be readings from the script of the show these sides will also be given out at auditions. There will be a dance routine that will be taught on that day so please come prepared to dance with comfortable clothes. A headshot and resume is not mandatory but if you have one please bring it along.

What time would rehearsals be scheduled if they were to be picked?
The rehearsal period will start within a couple of weeks. We do not have a rehearsal schedule as of yet but as a general rule we rehearse weekdays from 6;30-9:30 and weekends starting at 1 PM until evening. Time is added to the rehearsal schedule the two weeks before opening We rehearse 5 to six days a week of course how often you have to be there depends on your role in the show. These times are of course flexible and depending on the availability of the cast also being a community theater we do accepts conflicts within reason.

What would the expected showtimes be? Day or evenings?
These are the dates of the shows and times

20th - 7:30 PM
21st - 8:00 PM
22nd -8:00 PM
27th - 7:30 PM
28th - 8:00 PM
29th - 8:00 PM

2nd- 7:30 PM
3rd - 7:30 PM
4th - 8:00 PM
5th - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Lastly, is there pay, no pay, stipend
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is a community theater and all acting roles are purely volunteer. There is no pay offered.

EPAC is also seeking to fill the paid positions of sound board operator, set, lighting and costume designers, as well as stage managers. For more information, please visit our jobs opportunities.

If you have any questions or to make an appointment over the phone, please email EPAC Artistic Director Edward R Fernandez at

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