TRACY TURNBLAD: Optimistic pudgy teen from Baltimore who wants to be a dancer on The Corny Collins Show. She has a strong sense of right and wrong and stands up for her beliefs. EDNA TURNBLAD: Tracy’s shy mother. She takes in laundry for a living. Edna is usually played by a man in drag. WILBUR TURNBLAD: Tracy’s loving father who owns a joke and novelties store, the Har-De-Har Hut. LINK LARKIN: The most popular boy on The Corny Collins Show. Tracy has a crush on him. AMBER VON TUSSLE: The resident teen queen and mean girl on The Corny Collins Show. She and Link used to date.
VELMA VON TUSSLE: Amber’s mom. She produces The Corny Collins Show.
LITTLE INEZ: Seaweed’s little sister who can’t be on The Corny Collins Show because she is not white.
SEAWEED J. STUBBS: A “Negro Day” dancer on The Corny Collins Show. He and Tracy become friends in detention.
HARRIMAN F. SPRITZER: President of Ultra Clutch Hairspray and sponsor of The Corny Collins Show.
MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE: The host of “Negro Day” on The Corny Collins Show. Seaweed is her son.
THE DYNAMITES: a girl group.
PENNY PINGLETON: Tracy’s klutzy best friend.
MR. PINKY: Proprietor of Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway clothing store.
PRUDY PINGLETON: Penny’s prudish mother. CORNY COLLINS: Host of The Corny Collins Show. He likes Tracy and is ready to integrate the show.
PHOTO: Costume Designs by Aaron Mastin
SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION