Auditions at the
Wilmington Drama League
The Wilmington Drama League offers a number of opportunities to audition throughout the year. From the annual Wilmington Drama League season schedule to our Jeff Walker Youth One Act Festival, Pillow Plays, and special presentations there's always something happening at the WDL. Check back often for the latest Wilmington Drama League auditions schedule.
Please note that the Drama League is currently requiring all actors cast in a production to show proof of vaccination before the first rehearsal. Thank you.
About the show:
DREAMGIRLS, the winner of 6 Tony awards, is a sweeping and inspirational story that follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as the Dreams. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
For the audition:
Please prepare 32 bars of a song either from or in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key with starting and ending points clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing will not be permitted, however you are welcomed to use an accompaniment track. There will be a dance call at auditions.
All interested parties should send an email with your headshot or recent photo and resume (and video audition if you are submitting rather than attending) to the director Darryl Thompson:
email@example.com or sign in by 8:30 on either audition date.
CURTIS TAYLOR, JR
DREAMGIRLS CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT
Book/Lyrics by Tom Eyen/Music by Henry Kieger/Director: Darryl Thompson Jr /Choreographer: Ephesia Moody
Audition Dates: Sun January 29 & Tues January 31 2023 7-9pm
(Video submissions will also be accepted-click more info)
Callbacks: Sat February 4, 2023 /Show Dates: April 28th - May 7
The Drama League is looking for 28 soulful and energetic
performers for our upcoming production of Dreamgirls.
Registration for your auditions slot: https://forms.gle/7oDteFXh64C3YFg6A
Walk ins are also welcome, and will be seen, provided they sign in by 8:30pm.
Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be Sunday, February 19 at 6:30pm.
Seeking teens (or pre-teens who can pass as older teenagers), adults, and one male-identifying young person, to fill multiple roles in the musical based on the classic Disney film, “Freaky Friday”.
Please prepare 16 – 32 bars (approximately one minute) of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. A sound system will be provided if you wish to sing to a backing track. If you sing to a backing track please ensure that there are no backing vocals of any kind on the track. We may also ask you to sing a separate song with an accompaniment if you sing to a track. No acapella singing please!
Be prepared to dance. You can bring a change of clothes to dance in and will be given an opportunity to change.
Please bring a list of all conflicts from mid-March through June 18, 2023.
Rehearsals will be Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:30. There may be slight deviations throughout the schedule but in general those will be the rehearsal nights. Tech week will be from June 3- June 7, 2023, with performances on June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Strike will take place after the show on
June 18 and all are required to attend.
Any questions please reach out to Director Chris Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
KATHERINE BLAKE: 40s, Female. Widowed mother of two, owns her own bakery, switches bodies with her teen daughter, Ellie. Must be able to go from a “Type A personality” to a laid back, teen. Mezzo-Soprano: G3 to G5. Belt, Rock, Pop. Moves Well.
ELLIE BLAKE: 16-18 years old; Female. Laid back, teen daughter of Katherine Blake. Switches bodies with her mom, Katherine. Must be able to go from a rebellious teen to a “Type A”, mature, adult. Mezzo-Soprano, alto. F3-E5. Belt, Rock, Pop. Moves Well.
FLETCHER BLAKE: 10 years old, Male. Innocent, precocious, son of Katherine Blake. Misses his dad but finds solace in his mom’s fiancée, Mike. Tenor: F3 to A#4/Bb4. Pop. Moves well.
MIKE REILLY: 40s, male. Engaged to Katherine. Knows he can never replace Ellie and Fletcher’s dad, but does his best to be there for them. Baritone: C#3 to G4. Rock, pop. Moves well
ADAM: 16-18 years old, Male. Heartthrob high school student. Leader of the game “The Hunt”. Chill, laid back. Loves sandwiches. Tenor: C3 to F4, Rock, pop. Moves well.
SAVANNAH: 16-18 years old, Female. Ellie’s nemesis, the queen bee of Grover Cleveland high School. A bit stuck up, know it all. Looks down on all. Mezzo-Soprano: D4 to C#5. Moves well.
GRETCHEN: teens, Female. Student at Grover Cleveland High, Friend of the Blake Family. Mezzo-Soprano, alto. Moves well.
HANNAH: teens, Female. Student at Grover Cleveland High, Friend of the Blake Family. Mezzo-Soprano, alto. Moves well.
PARKER: teens, Male. Student at Grover Cleveland High, friend of the Blake Family. Baritone. Moves well.
WELLS: teens, Male. Student at Grover Cleveland High, friend of the Blake Family. Baritone. Moves well.
TORREY: 30s-40s, Female. Personal assistant to Katherine Blake. Very organized, very funny. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Belt, Rock, Pop. Moves well. (may double in other roles)
MS. MEYERS: 20s-40s, adult. Gym teacher at Grover Cleveland High. Sings “Watch Your Back”. Moves well.
DR. EHRIN: 20s-40s, adult. Principal at Grover Cleveland High. Sings and moves well.
MR BLUMEN: 20s-40s, adult. Biology teacher. Sings and moves well.
SENOR O’BRIEN: 20s-40s, adult. Spanish teacher. Sings and moves well.
MRS. LUCKENBILL: 20s-40s, adult. English teacher. Sings and moves well.
ENSEMBLE: teens and adults to play students, parents, and other featured roles.