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James and the Giant Peach


About This Production

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. (MTI)


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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Auditions For James and the Giant Peach

About Auditions

Director/Choreographer: Paul Pedersen

Music Director: Jennifer Adams

WHEN: September 21 & 22, 2019

WHERE: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts 10580 North 83rd Drive Peoria, AZ 85345

WHAT: Please prepare a 32 bar cut of a Broadway style musical that best highlights your voice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please fill out the attached audition form and bring to your audition appointment. Review the attached calendar for any potential conflicts. We will not be able to honor any tech week or performance conflicts.

***Please note that there are 4 TBD field trip performances scheduled for November 19 and 20 at 9:45 and 12:30 on both dates.

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