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AUDITIONS - James and the Giant Peach JR.

We are working to upload the completed Audition Guide. A notification will be emailed when audition songs are uploaded.

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.


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 is encouraged.


Audition Songs

Please prepare to sing the audition song “Right Before Your Eyes” and at least ONE ADDITIONAL SONG 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

https://youtu.be/yhE5mupTt8k?t=180

On YOur Way Home (Reprise)


CHOREOGRAPHY (TBA)


SIDES (TBA)


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/