Produced by LJ Woodard, Owner and Creative Director of the Performance Club, Summer Stock is by AUDITION ONLY! Auditions take place in the spring and we finalize casting before school gets out.*
Due to the size of the theater space, our cast sizes are limited to 20-25 performers max. Our productions focus on entertaining young audiences and families! We are a for-profit business where our goal is to provide quality children's theater to the community that includes a positive theatrical experience to our entire cast at the historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington.
We prepare for each production with a two week intensive rehearsal process prior to tech week (usually 4 hrs/day - depends on your role). We ask parents to provide financial support thru participation fees (that are comparable to camp tuition) to cover the costs of the show.
Parents also have the option of selling ads for the program or better yet - finding sponsors in lieu of a participation fee! Sponsor's logos are featured on posters/banner/program and all media associated with the show! Either way, it's a win-win!
No youth performer will ever be denied a role based on financial participation because of our sponsors! And we are proud to generate a positive return to pay and attract a professional creative team!
SEEKING TALENTED PERFORMERS; LEADS & ENSEMBLE
@Thalian Hall's Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre**
Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast conflicts and rehearsal space availability!
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS BY VIDEO FIRST
Deadline FRIDAY MARCH 22ND!
**Keep in mind - our summer stock shows are performed with families in mind! We prefer to start early so you can enjoy dinner out afterwards without stress! Show times are usually at 2pm and 5pm and concluding by 7pm except for final dress. No Sunday performances.
Performance Club's Summer Stock theater series are semi-professional productions for audiences of all ages! Our summer stock productions have been performed at the RUTH & BUCKY STEIN THEATRE at the historic Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington. We have been lucky to have some of Wilmington's finest young talent over the years! Plus we have been nominated every year by Star News for BEST CHILDREN'S THEATRE in Wilmington since 2011!
Casting workshops allows the creative team to preview and gauge the casts' capabilities in a low-pressure setting. Workshops will cover music, choreography and scene work over a series of weeks. Workshops allow us to refine the show while providing a theatrical educational experience to the invited participants.
Imagine no stress to learn the combination in minutes, mixing and matching scene partners, seeing the casting process and understanding chemistry.
After the last workshop - we will finalize casting and begin rehearsing based on conflicts.
Casting will be FINALIZED after the WORKSHOPS. We understand parents want to solidify their summer plans so we aim to cast by the first week of May.
BUT FIRST TO BE CONSIDERED - send us a video DEADLINE MARCH 22ND!
Once your child is cast, production support fees are requested to cover expenses of the show. Parents can pay on-line in full below or in monthly installments by check payable to Performance Club Kids.
Finding Sponsors in addition or in lieu of production support fees is a great way to support our shows! Sponsor's logos are featured on posters/banner/program and all media associated with the show!
Our programs are distributed at every performance reaching an audience of nearly 1000 attendees! We offer a variety of different ways to support! For more info, email Director LJ Woodard for rates!
From the 2023 Cast of THIRTEEN!
Bravo to the Cast and Creative Team for an unforgettable SOLD OUT run @Thalian Hall AND for being nominated for BEST YOUTH PRODUCTION by the Wilmington Theater Awards
VOTE HERE before January 30th
Summer Stock promo video: 13 The Musical children's theater performing arts
Congratulations to the WELL DESERVED cast and creative team of FROZEN JR! Winner for BEST CHILDREN'S THEATER for 2019 under the direction of LJ WOODARD ! We are thrilled and honored! Thank you Star News and to the wonderful theater community of Wilmington!