The Wilmington Drama League is beginning its 85th season of presenting quality theater and a place for people of all ages to realize their passion and creative spirit. To mark the occasion and raise funds to continue the work started in 1933, many talented performers who spent some early years making magic here are coming back to the Drama League for an extraordinary event!

HOMECOMING, A Star Studded Block Party features Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks and Rec), John Gallagher, Jr (HBO’s Newsroom, The Belko Experiment, American Idiot, Spring Awakening- Tony winner), Carly Ciarrocchi (Universal Kids’ Sprout House), and Rory Donovan (Bway’s Finding Neverland and Elf, tours-Finding Neverland, Young Frankenstein), along with a number of friends they met at WDL. Many still thrive and grow as artists, both locally and in places like Chicago, NYC and Los Angeles.

The afternoon/evening block party (10 W Lea Blvd, Wilm 19802) begins at 3:00pm and includes activities and fun for all ages (bounce house for all ages, inflatable sumo wrestling, face painting, selfie station, corn hole) and features a dance party with DJ Carly Ciarrocchi which includes prizes and fun!

Food and drink are available, including beer, wine and signature cocktail. Relax in the Beer Garden and enjoy music by:

John Sr. and June Gallagher
Apache Trails
The Joe Trainor Trio and
John (Johnny) Gallagher Jr will also be bringing his music for a set!

At 8:00, the stars and alumni will be taking the stage for a Q and A and celebrity appearances.

Proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Drama League, where these talented performers first discovered their love of acting and the place many describe as a “second home” growing up.

Tickets to the event are $25 and include all performances and activities. Kids under 12 are free with an attending general admission adult.

Backstage passes (limited availability) are $75. They include all activities and performances, special “event lounge” access (food and soft drinks throughout the event) , one drink ticket, an after party WITH THE STARS following the celebrity appearances, plus photo ops.

For information, email or call (302) 764-3396 with questions.
For tickets, call 302-764-1172 or ORDER ONLINE


3:00-8:00– Food – Music – Activities – FUN!
     Sumo Wrestling
     Moon Bounce (ALL AGES!)
     Corn Hole
     Beer Garden
     Face Painting (ALL AGES!)
     Selfie Station
8:00-9:00 Q & A & Hijinx with the Alumni on the WDL  stage.
9:30 -11:00ish – After Party With the Stars – Backstage party for Alumni, Music Performers, and Backstage Pass holders.
Music schedule:
3:00-3:45– Carly Ciarrocchi DJ dance party
4:00-4:45– John Sr and June Gallagher
5:00-5:45– Apache Trails (Jason Webb)
6:00-6:45– The Joe Trainor Trio
7:00-7:45– John Gallagher Jr

Beginning September 4, 2018 the Wilmington Drama League will have regular office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. Calls or visits can be made to the main office (side door on Shipley St) (302) 764-3396. Our box office line however will remain fully automated. Questions should be directed to the main office line or sent to