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James and the Giant Peach Jr (Auditions)
McLaughlin Studio Theatre
Loomis, CA
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Based on one of Roald Dahls most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

MTC Spring Jr. Production

Ages 7-17

Auditions:
February 28, 2019
5:30pm-7:00pm

March 1, 2019
5:30pm-7:00pm

*$35 Audition Fee (Applies toward tuition)

Callbacks:
March 2, 2019
1:00pm-4:00pm

Shows:
May 10, 11, 17, 18, & 19

Tuition:
$365
*Scholarship opportunities available (limited)

Audition Information:
Please read carefully.

Music and Dance intensive show.

Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT James and the Giant Peach) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.

NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!

Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.

MTC   3470 Swetzer Rd. Loomis CA 91650   916-652-6377


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Ladahlord
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.
Gender: Male

James
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.
Gender: Male

Ladybug
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.
Gender: Female

Grasshopper
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.
Gender: Male

Spider
Spider is a clever creature who becomes 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.
Gender: Female

Earthworm
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.
Gender: Male

Centipede
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.
Gender: Male

Spiker and Sponge
Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home butonly 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.
Gender: Female

Zoo Crowd
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James nightmare. These are small, featured roles, so feel free to cast from your ensemble.
Gender: Both

Matron Nurse
The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn t had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Gender: Female

Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together.
Gender: Male

Vagrants
The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge s treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, Man (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge.
Gender: Both

Garden Chorus
The Garden Chorus comes to life in  Shake It Up as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion. This is a great place to cast kids of various skill level and get them excited about musical theater.
Gender: Both

Reporters
The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. Cast a group of energetic performers.
Gender: Both

Ladies
Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference. A few young performers with good voices will do the trick.
Gender: Female

Hollywood Agents
The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Like the Reporters, this is a fun group to cast with some lively performers.
Gender: Both

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka And Oompa-Loompas
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harm s way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. These are very fun cameo roles for performers with personality.
Gender: Both
Angry Crowd

The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. These ensemble parts are easy to cast from any of your company.
Gender: Both

Cruise Ensemble
The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge. Use anyone from your ensemble to fill out the scene!
Gender: Both

Sharks And Seagulls
The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in  Plump and Juicy. Cast strong movers and dancers in these roles.
Gender: Both

New Yorkers
New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Cast a handful of characters for these cameo roles.
Gender: Both
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Space may still be available. Please call the studio for more information. 916-652-6377.

Location

McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3415 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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