Hairspray Live! airs Dec. 7 on NBC.

By Patrick Gomez
October 19, 2016 09:00 AM
Hairspray Live! - Season 2016
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They’re ready to do the twist!

With less than two months until Hairspray Live! premieres, the stars of NBC’s annual musical event is already decked out in their dancing shoes — and PEOPLE has the exclusive First Look at the cast photo.

“I still can’t believe this is happening. It’s like a dream,” newcomer Maddie Baillio (center in photo above) says in the current issue of PEOPLE.

Baillio will star as Tracy Turnblad alongside (clockwise from left) Shahadi Wright Joseph as Little Inez, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed Stubbs, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma von Tussle, Dove Cameron as Amber von Tussle and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.

The NBC production also features guest stars Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O’Donnell and Billy Eichner.

Hairspray Live! airs Dec. 7 on NBC.