48 are cast in summer youth show, ‘Hairspray’

Forty-eight young people have been cast in Hairspray, the Broadway Musical, Near West Theatre’s 35th consecutive summer youth theater production. Rehearsals begin Sunday, June 10. The show runs for eight performances, July 20 through Aug. 5, at the theater’s performance space, 3606 Bridge Ave., Cleveland. Tickets and show information are available online or by calling the theater’s business-office ticket line, 216-961-6391, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Auditions, held in May, drew 102 young people ages 13 to 21. Bob Navis Jr. directs, with musical direction by Jordan Cooper and choreography under the direction of Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek.

Cast of Hairspray, the Broadway Musical
Near West Theatre — July 20 through Aug. 5, 2012
(Some principal roles have still not been cast)
Brandon Adams
Dyllan Becker
Joshua Bevel
Crystal Bryant
Billy Burke
Mariah Burks (Motormouth Maybelle)
Roderick Cardwell II
Olivia Clark
Alicia Cleveland
Lindsey Davis
Oliver Deak (Corny Collins)
Andrew Eder
Christian Flaherty
Michael Fox
Audrey Fratus
Rebecca Frick (Velma Von Tussle)
Edward Gale
Quin Galvin
Venchise Glenn
Nigeria Gould
Nedra Grooms
Maggie Halm
Morgan Haviland
Cynthia Hill
Hannah Jarrell
Craig Juricka
Ken Kalynchuk
Annie Kostell (Penny Pingleton)
Anna Kukelhan
Nicholas Labate
Jack McDonough
Katie Medvec
Hayden Olivia Neidhardt (Little Inez)
Brianna Quinn (Amber Von Tussle)
David Rapunak
Yousef Raslan
Abby Schade
Andy Schumann
Erin Sheplavy
Taylor Slivka
Shekinah “CoCo” Smith (Dynamite #1)
Carleigh Spence
Jordan Strange
Devin Sudman
Amanda Tidwell
Jacqueline Uhlik (Tracy Turnblad)
Craig Wischmeyer
Justin Woody (Seaweed J. Stubbs)
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