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 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 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!
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS ARE BY VIDEO FIRST!
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 11TH via email: PerformanceClub@icloud.com
SEEKING DANCERS, SINGERS AND ACTORS! AGES 5-9 and 10-Teen! Please Submit:
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MAY 11th!
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:
Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast conflicts and 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!
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!
Summer Stock promo video: 13 The Musical