Audition Information

Saturday March 9th at 2:00 pm

Sunday March 10th at 5:00 pm

Auditions will be be held at the Anacortes Community Theatre Annex building.  Located at 1020 11th Street, Anacortes, WA.  (Across the street from Sebo’s Hardware.)

Synopsis

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, James and The Giant Peach, tells the story of an orphan boy who escapes from his terrible guardian aunts inside a magical peach.  Together with a group of transformed insects, James goes on many adventures and discovers a new kind of family.  With music by the creators of Dear Evan Hanson and The Greatest Showman this is a tremendous show with music you can’t stop singing!

Characters

Ladahlord

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.

Gender: Male
Age: 16 to 55
Vocal range top: A4/  Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 

James

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.

Gender: Male
Girls will be considered for the role.  However, they must be willing to cut their hair for performances.
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range top: G5/  Vocal range bottom: G3
 

Ladybug

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. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 60
Vocal range top: E5/  Vocal range bottom: G3
 

Green Grasshopper

 

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 

Spider

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. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 40
Vocal range top: E5/  Vocal range bottom: G3

Centipede

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. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.

Gender: Male
Age: 16 to 40
Vocal range top: G4/  Vocal range bottom: C3

Earthworm

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. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: A4/  Vocal range bottom: C2

Spiker

James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5/  Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sponge

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.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5/  Vocal range bottom: F#3

Ensemble

 

Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers.

Gender: Both

Auditioners will sign up for a five minute time slot on one of the audition dates to sing a song from the show. All actors will need to return at 4:00 pm on Saturday and/or 7:00 pm on Sunday for a group audition, which will include cold reads from the script.

Song selections and perusal scripts are available in the ACT office.

To schedule a time for your audition, please call 360-293-4373 or email willow.mclaughlin@gmail.com.

The soundtrack for James and The Giant Peach is available for free download at http://jatgp.com.

Office hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm and Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm.