Hairspray Thursday - June 03 - June 04, 2020

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy

 Who's Who 

  • Ava Petrignani head shot

    Ava Petrignani

    as Tracy Turnblad

    Ava is a 9th Grader at East Lake High School. She is a seventh year TBPAA student. Ava's credits include: TPBAA Encore Team 2018, TBPAA Competition Team 2019, 2020, 101 Dalmations (Nanny & Scotty), School House Rock (Italian Girl), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Bucket), The Wizard of OZ JR (Cowardly Lion), and Annie JR (Star-to-be, Mrs. Greer) Willy Wonka KIDS (Violet), Alice in Wonderland JR (Dodo Bird) Frozen JR (Anna), Shrek Jr. (Mama Bear). Ava has been playing the violin for seven years, and in her free time she enjoys horseback riding.

  • Karl Brzezinski head shot

    Karl Brzezinski

    as Corney Collins

    Karl is 14 years old and in the 9th grade at Spring Valley School. He has been a member of the TBPAA Encore Team since 2017. This is his 5th year at TBPAA. His previous credits include: TBPAA – Alice in Wonderland (March Hare), Wizard of Oz (Lollipop Guild, Crow, Monkey), Peter Pan JR (Racoon twin, Tic Toc Croc, and Pirate); Other credits:Songs I Haven't Sung Yet, Having a Ball with Music, Song: Baby in our House - Music with Mar producer. His hobbies include Cyr Wheel, Hip Hop, Acro, and Boy Scouts (Second Class).

  • Gracie Cane head shot

    Gracie Cane

    as Edna Turnblad

    Gracie is 12-years-old and is in the 7th grade at East Lake Middle School (Academy Of Engineering.) She currently is the student chreographer for the Junior Encore Team, and student-teacher for Frozen KIDS.  Gracie's TBPAA credits include: Frozen Jr (Oaken, Snow Chorus, Castle Staff), Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts), Willy Wonka (Augustus, Mrs. Salt, Mr. Bucket), Annie Jr (Annie), The Wizard of Oz (Miss Gulch & Wicked Witch of the West); Jungle Book KIDS (Baloo); Peter Pan JR (Fairy); Annie KIDS (Sandy); Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Wolf, Villager); Aladdin KIDS (Djinn); 101 Dalmatians KIDS (Horace); Willy Wonka KIDS (Squirrel); Seussical JR (Young Kangaroo); Cinderella KIDS (Anastasia); The Sound of Music (Kurta). She has been on the TBPAA Encore Troupe 2018-2020. She also sang in the show Holiday Inc at the Straz Center's Jaeb Theater. In her spare time Gracie enjoys gymnastics, playing the piano and cello, ice skating and pencil and ink art. 

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