It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ‘do!

See an interview with the director and some musical numbers at New Jersey OnStage TV!

Read an interview with the director at

Read the Marc Shaiman interview at


Tracy Turnblad – Emily Gordanier

Edna Turnblad – Wesley Loon

Amber Von Tussle – Maggie Bera

Velma Von Tussle – Cindy Chait

Penny Pingleton – Ali Gleason

Link Larkin – Sam Spare

Motormouth Maybelle – Letita Towns

Seaweed J. Stubbs – Phil Solomon

Wilbur Turnblad – Peter  Matseur

Corny Collins – Mike Patierno

Little Inez – Mykela Edwards

Prudy Pingleton/Female Authority Figure – Lynda Dickson

Mr. Pinky/Male Authority Figure – Nick Falco

The Nicest Kids in Town

Brenda – Katie Matseur

Shelly – Jeni Starinsky

Tammy – Michele Greenspan

LouAnn – Angela Ricci

Fender – Adam Magnacca

IQ – Zach Levine

Brad – Stephen Lieboff

Sketch – Chris Berry

The Dynamites

Crystal – Alicia Pientek

Cindy Watkins – Rachelle Dorce

Lorraine – Ellen Valencia

The Detention Gang

Gilbert – Darius Delk

Duane – Bangi Laki

Stooie – Christopher Williams