James & the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Directed by Darryl Hovis
Choreographed by Christine Hinchee

Open Call Mon, Nov. 27th and Tues, Nov. 28th at 7:00 pm 

Audition Appt:
Appointments can be made starting at 8pm each night. To request one of these time slots, visit this page and submit by November 24. If you are not available for the listed appointment times or if all times have been taken, please attend our open call.

 

Location:
Chance Theater
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

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Prepare:
16-32 bars Contemporary Musical Theater

 

Bring:
Headshot, resume, and sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsals:
Begin January 8th. Weekday evenings and weekends.
Performances:

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

 

Pay:

$450-$650 total for the production run of 18 performances

Synopsis:

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.

Character Breakdown:

Ladahlord:
Male, 18-60, All Ethnicities
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Vocal range: A2-A4

 

James:
Male, 16-24, All Ethnicities
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

 

Spiker:
Female, 30-60, All Ethnicities
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

 

Sponge:
Female, 30-60, All Ethnicities
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

 

Miss Spider:
Female, 20-40, All Ethnicities
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

 

Green Grasshopper:
Male, 20-60, All Ethnicities
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

 

Centipede:
Male, 20-40, All Ethnicities
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

 

Ladybug:
Female, 30-60, All Ethnicities

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

 

Earthworm:
Male, 25-50, All Ethnicities
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