Hairspray Jr. 2017 

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters


Photo by: Kenadi Adams
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Junior Theater Festival 2018 


  • The Play On Players cast of Hairspray Jr. won the "Excellence In Dance" award at the annual Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA (January 12-14, 2018). 

  • 119 theatre groups from six countries attended JTF 2018 (5800 people)!
 Congratulations to all of our award winners at JTF 2018!
  • Excellence In Dance: Play On Players

  • Excellent Individual Performance by a Female: Halli Rider

  • All Star Cast: Shanden Vance, Logan Wallace
    Choreography DVD callbacks: Alecxander Wilson, Jonathan Marciniak, Madison Crews, Morgan Sauer, Cat Peets

 JTF Broadway Sing-a-long! 

Eight Play On Players and Petite Poppers cast members were also chosen to present a special Broadway sing-a-long at JTF 2018. They performed songs from multiple productions for nearly 6,000 festival attendees!

*Jared Guerrasio, Shandon Vance, Asa Chastain, Reece Moseley 
Halle MacPherson, Halli Rider, Kayna Adams, Annie Cobb

Cast of Hairspray Jr.

Tracy Turnblad: 

Link Larkin: 

Amber von Tussle: 

Seaweed J. Stubbs:


Penny Pingleton:


Edna Turnblad: 

Corny Collins: 

Wilbur Turnblad: 

Velma von Tussle:


Motormouth Maybelle:


Little Inez: 











Gym Teacher: 


Motormouth Kids:



Halli Rider, Julia Darga

Jared Guerrasio

Halle MacPherson

Shanden Vance

Hope Fowler

Grayson Lichtenthaler

Bryan Keel

Balthazar Gradin

Samantha Richardson

Christiana Urbina

Njeri Jones

Madison Crews

Caroline Cannizzaro

Cat Peets

Morgan Sauer

Paul Lee

Jonathan Marciniak

Alex Pearce

Alecxander Wilson

Julia Darga, Halli Rider

Julia Darga, Halli Rider

Julia Darga, Halli Rider

Kristen Dickey

Sydney Ogbogu, Samantha Robinson, Sabrina Sisto, Palini Sunkara         

Savannah Ashley, Charlie Baum, Asa Chastain,

Miriam Chastain, Roy Conway, Morgan Crump,

Grace Dorminy, Elizabeth Duetemeyer, Faith

Forrester, Maddie Greene, Jennafer Kirby, Meagan

Knaack, Kendall McCarthy, Emma Pestorius, Holly Tillirson

Production Team and Crew of Hairspray Jr.


Music Director:


Stage Manager:

Set Design:

Set Engineer:


Wig Master:

Lighting Design:

Sound Design:

Assistant Stage Managers:

Assistant Choreographer:

Dance Captain:

Run Crew Chief:

Set Building & Moving Crew:

Sound Crew: 

Costume Crew: 

Wigs Crew: 

Lighting Crew: 

Backstage Crew: 

Rehearsal Assistance & Marketing: 

Allen Story

Bruce Sellers

Precious West

Heidi Rider

Deangela Chastain

Paul Goebel

Jody Key

Allen Story

Grant Key

Eric Sturges

Kaitlin Gentry, Morgan Coolick

Kaitlin Gentry

Cat Peets

Asa Chastain

Asa Chastain, Deangela Chastain, Paul Goebel, Miriam Chastain, Carson Greene, Roland Chastain, Jubilee Chastain, Sallie Jackson, Skyler Sultan, Jackson Greene, John Greene, Dan Berg, Tom Dickey, Pete Cannizzaro

Eric Sturges, Katie Doyle, Toni Hill, Katie Leveille, Nick Thompson

Jody Key, Renee Dickey, Earline Sturges, Nadia Rideout, Jubilee Chastain

Leslie Gutierrez, Katherine Cook

Grant Key, Dylan O'Donnell, Jody Key, Carolina Fredrick

Joshua Melay, Skylar Sultan, Kaylan Hopewell

Patti Lyn Adams, Terri Rider, Alana Greene, Jody Key, Dan Berg, Sallie Jackson

Special Thanks! 


A Special Thanks To: Georgia Design & Graphics, The Acting Troupe of Lambert, Celestial Studios, QAB Baseball Academy, Johnson High School Theatre, The Scene Is Set, Off Broadway Closets, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, and to all the wonderful parents who helped with every aspect of this production! THANK YOU!! 


Graphic Artwork: David Heslin

Hairspray Jr was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials were also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684