James and The Giant Peach Auditions

Hello! We are excited to announce that this years spring musical is James and the Giant Peach Jr!

This exhilarating musical is based on the classic story by Roald Dahl. It tells the story of a young boy named James who's parents have just died and now lives with his wicked aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day James is told to cut down their old peach tree and he stumbles across a magic potion that results in the development of a giant peach on the tree. Curiosity takes over and James goes inside of the large fruit and the adventure begins there. James befriends insects on his journey and they all sing, dance, and face the struggles of being in a peach.

If you are interested in participating in this awesome show please listen to the soundtrack and watch performances on youtube. 

Character Descriptions

Ladahlord is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well.

James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Cast a young boy with an unchanged voice and someone who has great acting instincts. Make sure he can win over an audience and is comfortable being onstage

Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James’ life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor. 

Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James’ life. Cast a performer who can sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence. 

Spider is a clever creature who become a fun-loving older sister to James. A young woman with a spunky personality and a great voice is a perfect choice for the role.

Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. Cast a performer who can sing well, and more importantly, someone who isn’t afraid of being a little outlandish

Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he’s won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.

Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors. To play into the humor, cast a duo that contrasts completely in physical appearance.