Wednesday, July 31, 2019

audition notice - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - TheaterWorks' Youth Works - September 21 & 22

Director & Choreographer-Paul Pedersen

Music Director-Jennifer Adams

Stage Manager-Chloe Blinn

WHEN: Auditions are Sepetmber 21st & 22nd. Callbacks are September 24th & 25th

WHERE: TheaterWorks 10580 North 83rd Drive Peoria, AZ 85345

WHO: Open to actors ages 8-19 years old. No prior experience necessary.

WHAT: Please prepare 16 bars of a popular Broadway song. An accompanist will be provided. If using a backing track an aux cord, dongel and speaker will be available. NO A CAPPELLA SINGING WILL BE ALLOWED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If cast there is a $150.00 production fee. Please attend your audition appointment with your audition form complete. An audition form and draft reherasal calendar are attached. Please note there are some school day performances planned. No tech week or performance conflicts will be allowed.


Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach features 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 (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley).

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.



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


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.


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


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.


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

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug.


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.


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.


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.



Karl Kreatour



Garden Guild


Willy Wonka

Oompa Loompas

Hollywood Agents


New Yorkers.

CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up for an audition slot

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