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Summer Stock Auditions


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 by May. Due to the size of the theater space,  our cast sizes are limited to 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 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 3-4 hrs/day).  We ask parents to provide financial support thru participation fees (that are comparable to camp tuition) or equally selling ads for the program. Plus parents can also contribute as a sponsor where their business logo is featured on posters/banner and all media in lieu of participation fee!  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 staff.

Our Summer Stock programs are by audition only!



SEEKING DANCERS, SINGERS AND ACTORS!  AGES 5-9 and 10-Teen! Please Submit:

  • Singers A CAPPELLA ONLY - no tracks, just want to hear your voice!
  • Actors choose a song that best reflects your personality, like a musical monologue, must be memorized, want to see your emotion!
  • Dancers can ALSO submit an additional short dance video from a recital or competition.  This is optional.


Casting will be FINALIZED IN MAY! A CAST READ THRU, MUSICAL REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTION OF SCRIPTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN JUNE before schools gets out, so when we start rehearsals in July - we expect you to know your material already.

Frozen Jr Dates:

  • Show Dates July 26-28 Fri & Sat @3pm & 6pm; Sunday @1pm & 4pm 
  • Intensive Rehearsals the week of  July 8th and 15th (not everyone everyday)
  • Tech Week July 21st with final full dress on July 25th (mandatory everyone)


Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast conflicts and rehearsal space availability! So if you are a year round school kid - PLEASE AUDITION - just be sure to let us know in your video submission - our schedule may work out for you!

Thalian Hall

Performance Club's Summer Stock theater series are semi-professional  productions for audiences of all ages!  Our summer stock productions are  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!  


  • Stand in front of a plain, solid colored wall.
  • Make sure there is good lighting.
  • Camera must be steady, recommend a tripod.
  • No hats, sunglasses, gum or props.
  • Standing only, no sitting or leaning.
  • The performer needs to be the only person on camera
  • Take 10 seconds to slate your name, age AND SCHOOL!
  • Frame head to shoulder. Dancers full length of course!
  • Your eye focus should be slightly above camera. 
  • Keep it under a minute to send as email attachment 28MB max.
  • Send to
  • Or send as UNLISTED YouTube link,  and share to
  • The subject line of the email must contain your Full Name_Age_School
  • In the email also include any SOLID CONFLICTS too!
  • Once we receive your submission - we will send you detailed info!


Summer Stock Promo Videos

13 The Musical

Summer Stock promo video: 13 The Musical

High School Musical 2

Legally Blonde Jr


Freckleface Strawberry