Frankston Arts Centre

July 2012

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show



Danny Ginsberg

Musical Director

Sue Fletcher


Steve Rostron



Production Co-ordinator

Brett Wingfield



Stage Manager

Arn Maree Jenkins



Costume Design

Brett Wingfield

Set and Scenic Design

Mike Fletcher

Lighting Design

Brad Alcock

Sound Design

Marcello LoRicco





Assistant Stage Manager

Craig Symons

Assistant to the Choreographer

Sarah Fortnam

Funk Kids Dance Captain

Jess Pratt

Costume Co-ordinators

Brett Wingfield

Costume Assistants

Cathy Conway


Maria Sabbatucci


Jo Corbel


Jemma Edwards


Gina Goss


June Harbour


Millie Lewis


Mainna Mancini


Katrina Manser


Brenda Trickey


Lorraine Turner


Jacinta Wilson


Cathy Conway


Jacinta Wilson


Brett Wingfield

Set Construction

Mike Fletcher


Daniel Murtagh

Scenic Animations

Paul Congdon

Scenic Illustrations

Heath McKenzie

Set Construction Assistants

Chris Brown


Angela Ginsberg

Lighting Operator

Josh lacey

Projection Designer

Andrei Chlebnikowski

Lighting System

Matt Silk

Sound Operator

Steve Cooke

Sound Assistant

Johnny Lo Ricco

Radio Mic Technicians

Gina Goss


Lucy Stayner

Make Up Co-ordinators

Alexis Collier


Kylie McMillan

Make Up Assistants

Emily Stafford


Emily Ibrahim


Hannah Rule


Jenny ySmit

Wig Co-ordinator

Trent Whitmore

Head Flyman

Michael Bates

Fly Assistant

Karen Garaway


Annika Brooker


Craig Dixon


Lachie Fletcher


Zac Groenveld


Scott Jeffrey


Niklas Kreher


Jez Lylak


Nicole Lylak


Bianca Milewski


Nick Rees


Lucy Stayner


Andrew Tunks

Props Co-ordinator

Peter Bates

Props Assistant

Jane Lacey


Brett Wingfield


Kylie McMillan

Program Design

Kylie McMillan


Mike Fletcher

Stage Photos

Mike Fletcher

Company Tickets

Fran Boyd

Green Room Manager

Jan Lavender

Green Room Assistants

Fran Boyd


Shirley Bowen


Helen Brown


Carole Cuthberson


Chris Congdon

Front of House

Chris Congdon


Judi McCormack

Front of House Display

Chris Brown

Rehearsal Pianist

Krystal Tunncliffe

Audition Secretary

Brett Wingfield



Keyboard 1

Krystal Tuncliffe

Keyboard 2

Martine Wengrow

Keyboard 3

Anthony Bingham

Guitar 1

Jeff Box

Guitar 2

Dave Banen


Paul Congdon


Bryn Bowen


Carly Jennings

Reed 1

Glenn Taylor

Reed 2

Andrew Corbel


Dean Pratt


John Beckley

Violin 1

Prue Glenn

Violin 2

Anne Beruldsen


Debbie McLeod


Tracy Turnblad

Ashlee Zaharin

Corny Collins

Kieran McGrath

Edna Turnblad

Cameron Thomas

Penny Pingleton

Emily Hall

Velma Von Tussle

Jodie Symes

Amber Von Tussle

Tara Kabalan

Link Larkin

Matthew Clayton

Seaweed J. Stubbs

Ashley Roussety

Little Inez

Tess Sabbatucci

Motormouth Maybelle

Lidia Mancini

Wilbur Turnblad

Chris Tunks

Prudy Pingleton

Marissa Tunks


Sarah Charlesworth


Lauren DeSilva


Sarah Watson

Council Members:

Nick Chilton


James Davies


Sarah Fortnam


Serenity Harbour


Cara Johnston


Joshua Mulcahy


Tailem Tynan


Robbie Wilton

Funk Kids:

Isabelle Bangard


Courtney Beeren


Josh Cinco


Jessica Crea


Zara Fernandes


Davis Kim Lim


Pete Nicklen


Karissa Robertson


Monica Sabbatucci