Journey to a Trauma Informed Life

Auditions – Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Ages 8 – 18 
Auditions: March 4 & 5 @ 4:30
Audition Workshop: March 2 @ 10:30
@ Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall 1158 E 12th St, Erie, PA 16503

Performances May 10 – 12, 15 – 19 @ Lecom Stage at the Playhouse (including three school time matinee performances at 10 am on May 15, 16, & 17)

Auditioners are asked to arrive and to sign in BEFORE the posted audition start time. 

All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices color conscious casting.  All ethnicities  and newcomers are welcome. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events. Perusal scripts are available in the box office for 24 hrs. with a refundable $10 deposit.  Questions? Please contact 


Book By Kevin Del Aguila
Music and Lyrics By Michael Mahler & Alan Schmuckler
Based on the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Books by Jeff Kinney

Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined not to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg…no way.



If you have auditioned with the playhouse before, we are changing things up a little bit for Youtheatre shows! See “Youtheatre Auditions” for a more detailed breakdown of how auditions will run.

Auditions will consist of a monologue, song, and dance portion. You will learn the dance at auditions but should have your monologue and song learned and memorized before auditions. Monologues and songs for auditions are from the show and can be found below. Please choose only one monologue and one song from the options to perform! 

There will be an optional (but encouraged!) audition workshop held at the rehearsal hall on March 2 @ 10:30 AM where you can learn the audition dance ahead of time, be able to practice your songs with an accompanist, and work your monologues in groups. This workshop is designed to alleviate some of the stress that goes with auditioning and also to ensure that anyone who wishes will have the resources to feel prepared for their audition.

Auditions start at 4:30 with everyone learning the dance together and performing it for the director. Arrive early to allow time to fill out/turn in audition forms beforehand!


Monologue Options

Choose ONE monologue to perform HERE

Song Options

Listen to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid cast album on Spotify HERE (it is also on youtube, apple music, etc)

Choose ONE song to perform from the following:

Greg Heffley / Unchanged Voices: THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
Accompaniment (what you will be performing with for your audition)
Part track (for learning the song)

Rodrick / Changed Voices: RODRICK RULES
Accompaniment (what you will be performing with for your audition)
Part track (for learning the song)

Claire / Female Voices: THE CHEESE TOUCH
Accompaniment (what you will be performing with for your audition)
Part track (for learning the song)


Rehearsal will take place 4 – 5 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall. Rehearsals typically take place from 4:30 – 7 on weekdays and 2 – 4 on weekends. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal, but if you are called to a rehearsal attendance is mandatory! The show will move to the Erie Playhouse Stage the week of April 28. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances after this date. Please be sure to have any known conflicts with the anticipated rehearsal period for this show ready to provide on your audition form when you arrive!


Greg Heffley – Greg Heffley is a middle school student who is struggling with his desire for popularity. Greg has dreams of becoming rich and famous, but instead, he is still stuck in middle school. Range G3 – D5

Rowley Jefferson – Rowley Jefferson is the best friend of Greg Heffley. He is innocent, naive, and kind but is often taken advantage of. Range Aflat3 – F5

Mom – The loving, caring mother of Greg, Rodrick and Manny. She constantly embarrasses her children but only wants what is best for them. Range A3 – C5

Dad – The serious father of Rodrick, Greg and Manny. Frank is a critical and emotional father, but he also cares a lot about his children. He struggles to relate to his children as they have nothing in common. Tenor

Rodrick Heffley – Rodrick Heffley is the oldest son of Susan and Frank Heffley. He often messes with his younger brother Greg, telling him lies to mess with his head. Classic angsty rocker teenager. Tenor

Manny – Emanuel "Manny" Heffley is Greg and Rodrick’s three-year-old brother who is constantly spoiled and pampered by his parents. Non singing role.

Patty Farell – Classic teacher’s pet and perfect student. Greg’s rival. Range G3 – E5

Claire – Older middle schooler. Leader and lore keeper for the “cheese touch.” Range G3 – E5

Chirag Gupta – The smartest kid in class and friend of Greg’s. Very small for his age. Range: bflat3 – bflat4

Fregley – Fregley is Greg’s neighbor who is known for being weird and doing disgusting things. Range B3 – D#5

Chris Hosey & Lionel James – sit next to Greg in class. Greg refers to them as “Morons” Range: b3 – c5

Yvette & Pauline – Friends of  Patty Farell. Range Bflat – C5

Joshie – Joshie is a European pop singer and Rowley’s idol who promotes good values like respecting your parents and following your dreams. Greg believes Joshie’s fan base is made up of mostly six year old girls. Range Tenor

Mr. Winsky – The faculty advisor of the Safety Patrol. Tenor

Bryce – Most popular boy in school

Charlie Davis – Classmate of Greg’s who is about to get braces

Mr. Underwood/Coach – P.E. teacher at Greg’s school

Bill Walters – Member of Rodrick’s Band Löded Diper. At 35 years old his claim to fame is that he was voted “most likely to be a rockstar” when he was in highschool.

Mrs. Clayton – Greg’s Teacher

Tween Ensemble – Greg’s classmates in Middle School

Highschoolers – Mean older kids who bully Greg and the other Middle Schoolers

Kindergartners – The little kids that Greg and Rowley take care of as a part of the “Safety Patrol”