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James & the Giant Peach Jr. Auditions

June 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
8217 Rochester Ave. Rancho Cucamonga
Ca. 91730
Mr. Frank Valverde

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a musical theater piece to sing.  Sheet music is required.  You may be asked to stay and dance.  Please bring jazz shoes.

Please use the link to schedule an audition time.

Rehearsals begin:  Tuesday, July 23rd

Show Dates: August 10-11th

Character Breakdown

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. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Cast a young boy with an unchanged voice and someone who has great acting instincts. Make sure he can win over an audience and is comfortable being onstage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James life. Cast a performer who can sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Spider is a clever creature who becomes 
a fun-loving older sister to James. A young woman with a spunky personality and a great voice is a perfect choice for the role.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3
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. Cast a performer who can sing well, and more importantly, someone who isn t afraid of being a little outlandish.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
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. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
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. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors. To play into the humor, cast a duo that contrasts completely in physical appearance.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Zoo Crowd
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James nightmare. These are small, featured roles, so feel free to cast from your ensemble.
Gender: Any
Matron Nurse
The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn t had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Gender: Female
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.
Gender: Male
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