James & the Giant Peach
Open Call Mon, Nov. 27th and Tues, Nov. 28th at 7:00 pm
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
At Chance Theater, on the Fyda-Mar Stage
February 16 – March 4
Fri 7pm, Sat & Sun 11am, 2pm and 5pm
Special Performances: Saturday Feb 17 5pm, Sunday Feb 18 2pm and 5pm, Saturday March 3 Relaxed Performance at 11am
$450-$650 total for the production run of 18 performances
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” a new musical featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Dogfight” and “A Christmas Story: The Musical”) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald. A treat for the whole family.
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Vocal range: A2-A4
To play a lonely young seven year old boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents, he is searching for a place where he belongs. Clever, curious, kind-hearted, resourceful and innovative; he is something of a dreamer.
Vocal range: C4-G5
James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Dominating, shrewd, malicious, and opportunistic. Very tall and thin. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: F3-D5
Spiker’s repulsive sister. Lazy, greedy, and selfish. Equally cruel as her sister, but not nearly as bright. Short and often has her mind on food. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: F3-D5
A good-natured spider who takes care of James. Generally friendly and forthcoming, she has a peculiar resentment towards Sponge who killed and ate her husband. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor will play multiple roles. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: E3-Eb5
A sophisticated and jovial grasshopper who assumes a paternal role to James. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor will play multiple roles. Playing fiddle and puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range top: B2-Gb4
An ornery and boisterous rascal. Resents humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude on the outside, but with a good heart deep down. Everyone thinks he is a pest, which he is proud of. This actor will play multiple roles. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: B2-G4
Motherly, respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor will play multiple roles. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: E3-F5
A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor will play multiple roles. Puppetry skills a plus.
Vocal range: C3-G#4