Calling All Dancers: Auditions for ‘Hairspray Live!’ Watch Party in Philadelphia

If you know how to "do the Madison" and you want a shot to show off your moves on stage in Philadelphia, boogy on down Tuesday to the Kimmel Center.

It's your shot at dancing in a December viewing party of "Hairspray Live!" The auditions will begin 10 a.m. at the S.E.I. Innovation Studio of the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad St.

Male and female dancers, ages 18 to 30, are encouraged to audition and come dressed in the spirit of the 1960s-era themed Broadway musical. Downstage Center Dance Studio choreographer Dani Tucci-Juraga will serve as judge.


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Those chosen will participate in the viewing party for the live television show, which airs Dec. 7. The party, which will be hosted by NBC10, is 7 to 11 p.m. at the Kimmel.

“For anyone who loves to dance and wants to be on television, NBC10 is offering an amazing opportunity to be featured as a dancer during our ‘Hairspray Live!’ viewing party in Center City next month,” said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We are partnering with the Kimmel Center for what is sure to be a festive night that will include live entertainment and local celebrities from the American Bandstand era.”

Tickets to the party event are limited and will be available through an online sweepstakes (click here to enter) from November 14 to 27 at

As a homage to Philadelphia’s long history of music and dance, the event will feature performances by First Ladies of Rock and Soul, the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars, and special appearances by Bobby Rydell and American Bandstand sweethearts Bunny Gibson and Steve Colanero. Attendees can also get styled up at the 60s-era Beans Beauty salon station and then make a stop at the 60s vibe photo booth for lasting memories of the night.

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