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McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale Auditions

-Director, Kelly Paustian, and co-director, Abby Davis, are seeking actors 8+ for the next performance in the Pillow Play series, “McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale”.

-Auditions will be held on Monday, February 25th 6:00pm – 8:00pm (changed from Wednesday, February 20th).

-Rehearsals will be most Saturday’s from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and Wednesday’s 6:00pm – 8:00pm (at Wilmington Drama League).

-Shows are set for Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am and 2:00pm (at Wilmington Drama League) and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm (Newark Library).

– **Full rehearsal and tech schedules will be available at auditions**

– For questions, please contact Kelly at

Synopsis: McQuadle is a dragon who wants to know his purpose in life, and he will go to almost any length to find it out — even if it means visiting an Evil Queen who lives in a castle on top of the hill. When he arrives, McQuadle learns that the Queen has lured him there for her own secret purposes, and she doesn’t intend on letting him get back home at all. But McQuadle promised his mother he’d be home for dinner! Three storytellers with crazy personalities of their own lead the audience through this fun adventure that includes audience participation, laugh-out-loud silly jokes and sight gags.


Stuart Little Auditions

For Stuart Little, director Ken Mammarella and music director Penny Carmack seek 11 performers who can act and sing. The full-length musical runs the weekends of June 7-16, with one weekday matinee.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song that showcases their singing. Auditions are 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, and 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 4.

Rehearsals are anticipated to be Saturday afternoons and one evening a week in March and April, adding a third weekly rehearsal in May. There will be breaks for Easter and Memorial Day.


Stuart, male or female. This performer should be small in physicality yet very strong – this performer is on stage for 90 percent of the show.

The other roles:

Narrator, either gender.

Mr. Little, Stuart’s father, adult male, with solo lines in one song.

Mrs. Little, Stuart’s mother, adult female, with solo lines in one song.

Snowbell, a haughty cat, male, who has a duet with Stuart.

Six versatile performers portray different characters in multiple scenes (plus the chorus and other characters – such as neighbors, spectators, bus passenger, shoppers, animals and students – with a line or two in speech and a solo line or two in a song). They are:

Performer 1, male or female, taller and older for the adult figures. This performer plays Hank, a garbage scow operator; Tige, a nearby cat; the operator a country store (leader singer with Stuart for one song); and a superintendent, who needs a teacher in a hurry.

Performer 2, male who can play ping pong and looks bigger and older than Stuart. This performer plays George, Stuart’s brother; Leroy, an obnoxious bully with solo lines in a song; Angie, a streetwise cat; and a Clydesdale, a dental patient,

Performer 3, male or female, taller and older for the adult figures. This performer plays the Littles’ obstetrician; Dr. Carey, a dentist ready with advice about the world (duet with Stuart); Zeke, another garbage scow operator; and a repair person, also ready with advice about seeing the world.

Performer 4, a smaller female, plays Babette, a white Persian cat with a French accent (with solo lines in one song); Pigeon, a friendly nearby bird; and Harriet Ames, Stuart’s second crush.

Performer 5, a smaller female, plays a woman with a newspaper; a boat race referee; Margalo, a bird who’s seen the world and is Stuart’s first crush (duet with Stuart); and Katherine, a student.

Performer 6, female or male, plays Malty, a nearby cat; and Miss Swenson, Dr. Carey’s assistant.



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