Theatre of Youth is holding an audition for boy actors between the ages of 11 and 13 for a role in DRAGONS LOVE TACOS.  The production will run May 2-June 2, 2019. The audition is by appointment.

Please review the following details BEFORE calling for an audition appointment.  It is important to be clear about the time commitment for rehearsal and performances.


DRAGONS LOVE TACOS is a very popular book for young children that has been adapted for the stage.

The story is about a boy who is home alone when a group of dragons come to visit. He enjoys their company and gives them a taco party. Unfortunately, the spicy tacos cause the dragons to breathe fire and burn down the boy’s house. The dragons take responsibility and rebuild the house before mom comes home.


Rehearsal will begin the week of March 25, 2019 with the first cast reading.  Rehearsal will be scheduled after school 6-8:30 PM (not every day!) and for longer periods on Saturdays and Sundays.


The entire cast is required all day for technical and dress rehearsal on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28; and 6PM -10 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019.


The running time of the play is approximately 60 minutes.   There is no intermission. We intend to double cast the role.

There will be 13 on-school time performances:

  • 10 AM on May 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31

There will be 9 public performances:

  •       2 PM on May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19;
  •       1 PM and 4 PM on June 1
  •       10 AM on May 19.

*NOTE: There are no performances over the Memorial Day weekend.


There will be a group audition on SUNDAY, SEPTEMER 23, 2018 at 4:30-6:30 PM in The Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo.

To make an appointment for the group audition call the TOY Box Office at 884-4400 ext. 304 on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 between 11 AM and 4 PM. There will be a callback audition on September 25 or 26 at 6:30 PM.

It is not necessary to prepare audition material.  Parents are welcome to wait in the lobby during the audition.  Please bring a PHOTO (school picture is ok) and a RESUME listing any experience (including school shows) and any theatre classes.