Open Auditions for Dancers, Singers, Actors and Triple Threats in Jackson, NJ for “James & The Giant Peach”

05/28/2016

AUDITIONS: James & The Giant Peach

Location: Jackson Dance Center, 1144 E. Veterans Hwy, Jackson NJ

Type: Theater

Sunday May 29th & Monday May 30th
10 AM – 2 PM

Auditions held at: Jackson Dance Center, 1144 E. Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ. (Next to Jackson Crossings Plaza- Surf Taco, Wawa, etc.)

SHOW DATES: August 5-6, 2016

Dancers, Singers, Actors, & Triple Threats WANTED! This is the OCEAN COUNTY PREMIERE of Roald Dahl’s JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
Up to 21 Years Old Only Please.

The production staff requests you prepare a 32-bar (1 minute) cut of a contemporary musical theatre piece, or Disney piece, in the correct key. An accompanist will NOT be provided. Please provide a backing track using an iPod/iPhone/iPad/CD, or choose to sing a capella.

Additionally please prepare 32-bars of a contrasting song if asked to sing another selection. PLEASE DO NOT SING SELECTIONS FROM THE SHOW. We recommend a piece from contemporary musicals, or a pop song in the same style.

Bring comfortable clothes/shoes to move in for the movement/dance call.

Be prepared to stay and do cold readings (sides) from the show.

James and the Giant Peach auditions

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: A2

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: Male (pre-changed voice)/Female
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Spiker
James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

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
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

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
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Grasshopper
A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3

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
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Ensemble
Seeking 10 person ensemble filled with song and dance and plenty of featured roles!

Director: Nicholas Wainwright
Assistant Director: Cassandra Provinzano
Musical Director: Jimmy Mura
Choreographer: Rachel Sampson
Production Stage Manager: Mary Ann Fekete
Technical Director: Joe Gonzales

Visit our website to download application. Applications will also be available at the front desk.

www.daydreamerproductions.org -Under Auditions!

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Jackson Dance Center, 1144 E. Veterans Hwy, Jackson NJ
Please submit to: mafekete.daydreamer@gmail.com by

This casting notice was posted by: Daydreamer Productions



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