JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
book by Timothy Allen McDonald, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
AUDITION DATE: Sun, June 3 | 2pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: Sept 7 8 14 15 16 21 22 23
directed by LEE HAMBY
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He’s very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects – all waiting to take James on a magical adventure of enormous proportions. But where will they go in their giant peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There’s only one way to find out …
Please prepare 32 measures of a musical theater selection, preferably in the contemporary musical theatre genre.
Also be prepared to learn a short choreographed dance routine. Bring clothes you can move in!
If you have any questions contact director Lee Hamby at LHamby1000@gmail.com
All Roles Open | All shapes, sizes, colors, genders, ages, sexual preferences and religious backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
LADAHLORD | M or F 18+ | A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
JAMES | M 10-16 or possibly an adult 18+ | A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend.
SPIKER | F or M 18+ | James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.
SPONGE | F or M 18+ | James’ other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food.
SPIDER | F 18+ | A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James.
GREEN GRASSHOPPER | M 18+ | A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug.
CENTIPEDE | F or M 18+ | An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest.
LADYBUG | F 18+ | A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper.
EARTHWORM | F or M 18+ | An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon.
Ensemble | F and M 16+ | Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seagulls, New Yorkers.