Audition Notice: James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Director: Benjamin Glasner

Producer: Jeremy Zeller

Music Director: Barry Uko

Choreographer: Amie Woolweber

Music & lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Book: Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the book James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl

Audition Dates & Times: 

July 10-12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

Oct. 1-9, Fri. Sat. Sun. 7 p.m., Sat. Sun. 2 p.m., 

(2 p.m. only on Sun. Oct. 9) School shows TBD

Audition Requirements: 
Please prepare 1 minute of a Broadway-style song. Songs from the show will not be accepted. Accompaniment will be provided, so please bring sheet music in your key. Tracks, with no backing vocals, that are pre-cut and cued will also be accepted. Auditioners may also be asked to learn a short dance and read from the script.
British accents will be required for James, Spiker, Sponge and some ensemble parts. 
Plot Summary: 

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.  

RATED G

For More Information: 

Producer Jeremy Zeller, 805.298.9775, jeremy.zeller@gmail.com

Character Breakdown: 

Ladhalord – The “narrator,” is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches James, moving him towards a better life.

Age 15-18

Voice type: Baritone

 

James - The hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself.

Age 7-12

Voice type: Unchanged

 

Ladybug – James’ “mother” figure, a fun, lady-like character.

Age 13-17

Voice type: Alto

 

Grasshopper – The leader of the insects and James’ “father” figure. He is fun and adventurous, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.

Age 13-17

Voice type: Bari-tenor

 

Spider – a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving “older sister” to James.

Age 13-17

Voice type: Alto

 

Earthworm – A gentle spirit, although often outlandish and even a bit of a coward. He becomes a “brother” and a good friend to James.

Age 13-17

Voice type: Tenor

 

Centipede – May be a bit of a grouch, but in the end he is loyal to the pack. He does not like James at first, but he learns to make friends and get along.

Age 13-17

Bari-tenor

 

Spiker and Sponge – James’ aunts and his worst nightmare. These sisters carry the show along and are very fun to play.

Age 14-18

Voice type: Alto

Ensemble – the ensemble shows up numerous times throughout the show, as everything from garden plants to Oompa-Loompas to seagulls and sharks, and will be very busy throughout the entire performance. Each ensemble member will be featured at least once in some way.

Age 5-18