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AUDITIONS - James and the Giant Peach JR.

James and The Giant Peach, JR features a robust cast of supporting, featured, and ensemble characters to tell the story.  These roles are the mainstay of this energetic musical production.

JGP, Jr is adapted for the youth stage and provides a unique experience for each performer to explore and create memorable characters in an ensemble, developing invaluable skills to grow as an actor.

ENSEMBLE STORYTELLING

James and the Giant Peach Jr is fueled by the force of an energetic ensemble cast. We're thrilled about the opportunity to work with young performers to craft a memorable ensemble for this production.

We’re looking forward to working together to create a cast of fun, quirky, and well-crafted ensemble characters!


AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring your calendar. Directors must be notified of all rehearsal conflicts at the time of auditions. Absences during TECH WEEK (the week leading up to performances) are not permitted.

  • Bring a headshot and resume if available

  • Bring your audition sides

  • Bring a smile and lots of energy!

  • Parents: Bring your $75 refundable volunteer deposit due at auditions - REQUIRED

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • Sign-in when you arrive

  • Fill out auditions forms

  • Review the audition sides

  • Stretch, play, relax, warm-up your voice

During the audition - When you audition you will sing the audition song(s), as well as read, recite, or repeat from the audition sides (depending on ability).  You will be invited to present a monologue, tell a joke, showcase gymnastics, martial arts, or dancing talents.  Showcasing Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap dance skills encouraged.

1-minute monologue (recommended) in American or British dialect (please memorize).  Choose a monologue with lot’s of energy that can display physicality or highlight a characteristic (feisty, sentimental, comedic, athletic, dry, leader, villain, ingénue)

Pantomime/Imagination - Be prepared to use your imagination and interact with imaginary things such as a butterfly or heavy object, and imaginary characters.  


Audition Songs

Auditions playlist

Please prepare to sing the audition song “Right Before Your Eyes” and at least one additional song from below:

Right Before Your Eyes

Lyrics - Right before your eyes, marvel as magic is on display, Right before your eyes, All might seem tragic, but then it’s okay, Poof! A new surprise, Right before your eyes!

Poor Unfortunate Souls

For singers with a strong belt sing Poor Unfortunate Souls from 3:00 to 3:40

On YOur Way Home (Reprise)


CHOREOGRAPHY (TBA)

There will be no official choreography component for the audition.


SIDES & MONOLOGUES

Download the Audition Guide for sides


DIALECTS

Estuary, RP, Cockney - Do your best!

Ladahlord, James, Mrs/Mr. Trotter, Insects - British Estuary Dialect

Spiker, Sponge - British Cockney Dialect

https://pronunciationstudio.com/received-pronunciation-vs-estuary/