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A  U  D  I  T  I  O  N  S
"Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach"
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

December 5, 4:30 - 8:30pm
Southwestern College Performing Arts Center

Prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue and a 2-minute up-tempo song. (Both should be memorized.) Bring clearly marked sheet music for accompanist. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to dance.  Bring your headshot/resume if you have them.

To read the libretto, click HERE

To listen to the music from the show, click HERE

Need help finding a comedic monologue for musical theatre? Click HERE

  • Staging and choreography rehearsals begin on Monday, January 30.

  • Rehearsals for the first 5 weeks will be held during the evenings of M/T/W/TH/F

  • Rehearsal and performance hours increase during weeks 6, 7, 8 and will include Saturdays and 1 Sunday.

  • Performances are March 15 through March 25 on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center.

  • All actors who are cast in the production must enroll in a Winter Intersession voice class (January 2023) and an 8-week spring Performance Studio class (Jan/Feb/March 2023). 

Directed by Prof. Ruff Yeager
Musical Direction by Imahni King & Tracy Burklund
Choreography by Kevin Blax Burroughs
Costume Design by Jeanne Reith
Set, Lighting, Properties Design by Prof. Mike Buckley
Sound Design by Brandon Watterson
Performing Arts Coordinator - Silvia Nogales

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 Ladahlord

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

Gender: Male

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: Female or Male

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Spiker

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

Gender: Female

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

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

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. 

Gender: Female

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. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

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. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

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. 

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

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. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C2

Ensemble

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

Gender: Any 


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