The Mannequin Challenge has officially taken over the internet — and the Hairspray Live! cast couldn’t resist joining in on the social media fun!
On Thursday, the cast and crew of NBC’s annual musical event participated in the challenge of standing still (and remaining in character) as the camera moved throughout the sound stage and captured the moment on set.
In the hilarious video, audiences watch stars Martin Short (Wilbur Turnblad), Derek Hough (Corny Collins), newcomer Maddie Baillio and more pose as the footage plays to the beat of the production’s hit single “You Can’t Stop the Beat” before the cast breaks out in dance at the end.
On Dec. 7, nationwide audiences will watch Shahadi Wright Joseph (Little Inez), Ariana Grande (Penny Pingleton), Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed Stubbs), Garrett Clayton (Link Larkin), Harvey Fierstein (Edna Turnblad), Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle), Kristin Chenoweth (Velma von Tussle) and Dove Cameron (Amber von Tussle) perform in the live production.
Hairspray Live! airs Dec. 7 on NBC.