Audition: Judy Moody and Stink, The Mad Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt

August 16th, 2023

Adapted By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Megan McDonald
School is starting again and all of Judy Moody’s friends will have thrilling tales of their summer vacations to depict in their “Me Collage.” But Judy hopes an exciting end-of-summer family vacation adventure on Ocracoke Island—a mysterious place packed with legends of pirates and treasure hunts!—will make her the envy of her whole class.
Based on two favorite tales from the beloved book series by Megan McDonald, this rollicking tale finds Judy and Stink in a race for their lives (or at least their pride) to win the Pirate Challenge and give Judy more than a boring T-shirt to represent her amazing summer vacation.
Audition Dates:
September 18 from 6:00PM-10:30PM (by appointment)
Callbacks on September 20 from 7:00PM-10:00PM (by invitation)
Audition Registration:
If you are not able to attend in-person you may make video submission arrangements with the director.
Performances: January 5-7, 12-14
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held in-person at the Players Club of Swarthmore (614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081). Plenty of off-street parking and accessible by Septa Regional Rail and Bus. Rehearsals begin November 1st. Due to the nature of the Holidays in December, Tech will be moved up slightly to accommodate the busy end of the year schedule. We will have the exact date for tech by our first rehearsal. Our performance space (and the space we will often rehearse in) is on the second floor and only accessible via stairs. Please let us know if you need accommodations!
The Players Club of Swarthmore and the Judy Moody and Stink, The Mad Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt production Team are committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition. Auditions are open to ages 18+. Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production. Transparency and open communication are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director at
Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with Dress Rehearsals and Performances. As noted above, tech will be moved up slightly to accommodate the holidays, on the audition form please note all conflicts so the team can create the best date for tech. Tech will be announced by the first rehearsal.
Casting Breakdown:
**NOTE: All roles do use a pirate accent at one point in the show so you may be asked to do one in your audition or callback so be prepared!**
Judy Moody
An assertive and resourceful third grader with powerful emotions.
An impulsive second grader who’s Judy’s curious younger brother.
Mom/Cap’n Mom
Mother of Judy and Stink; helpful, firm and fun-loving.
Dad/Pegleg Dad
Father of Judy and Stink; accommodating and enthusiastic.
Tall Boy
Clever and eager, he is Judy and Stink’s nemesis during the treasure hunt.
Smart Girl
Focused and crafty, she is Judy and Stink’s other nemesis during the treasure hunt.
Scurvy Sam
A seasoned pirate with a sense of humor who oversees the treasure hunt. This actor also plays Mr. Todd, Park Ranger, Pet Shop Boy, Tour Guide, Docent and
Crab’s Claw Server, among possibly others.
Judy’s best friend and classmate. This actor will also play Parrot Blackbeard, among possibly others.
Audition Requirements:
Please prepare a 1-2 Minute Monologue in the style of a Children’s Theater show (Think Junie B. Jones, Blues Clues, Dragons Love Tacos, How I Became A Pirate, etc.). This show is audience interactive so I want to see how you act as this storybook character come to life! You may also read from the play if you so wish. You may also be asked to do a pirate voice so be ready.

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