Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Callbacks by invitation - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Rehearsals: Monday - Thursday (6:00-8:00)
Rehearsal Location: TBA
First company meeting - Monday, September 9, 2019
All performances are at Well•Spring Theatre (4100 Well Spring Dr. Greensboro, NC 27410)
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
Words and Music by BENJ PASEK and JUSTIN PAUL
Book by TIMOTHY ALLEN MCDONALD
Based on the book "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
Director: Karen Hincher
Music Director: Braxton Allen
Choreographer: Julianna Luchau
Ages 7+. Please prepare a 30-60 second, memorized musical selection in the style of the show. An accompanist will be available so please provide your own sheet music in the correct key. A sound system will be available for those using a track but it is not preferred. A capella auditions are strongly discouraged.
There will be a general dance audition so please have comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
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.
Ladahlord - Ladahlord 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 over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. Vocal range: G3-Gb5
James - James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Vocal range: G#3-E5
Ladybug - Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James life. Vocal range: A3-D5
Grasshopper - Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James life. Vocal range: A3-F#5
Spider - Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. Vocal range: B3-C5
Earthworm - Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. Vocal range: B3-A5
Centipede - Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he s won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold. Vocal range: G3-F#5
Spiker and Sponge - Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. Vocal range: F3-E5
Zoo Crowd - Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James nightmare.
Matron Nurse - The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn’t had a vacation in years.
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop - Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together.
Vagrants - The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge’s treacherous plans.
Garden Chorus - The Garden Chorus comes to life in Shake It Up as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion.
Reporters - The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life.
Ladies - Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference.
Hollywood Agents - The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge.
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka And Oompa-Loompas - Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harms way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean.
Angry Crowd - The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found.
Cruise Ensemble - The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge.
Sharks And Seagulls - The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in Plump and Juicy.
New Yorkers - New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic!
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.