AUDITIONS: 2018 Summer Family Show, Roald Dahl’s
James and the Giant Peach
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Thursday, June 7 at 6:00pm
Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul*
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
This is the Old Opera House’s Summer Family Show and we are looking for both children (age 8+) and adults to perform. The show will be a mix of ages and experience.
Please prepare an upbeat, Broadway-style song to sing for the audition; and bring the sheet music. It is not difficult to find most sheet music on the internet. Also, please be ready to dance (no sandals or flip-flops).
*The composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul may sound familiar, they have written the music for the musicals A Christmas Story and Dear Evan Hansen; and the movies La La Land and The Greatest Showman, just to name a few.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
This is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. Performers young and old will love playing the outlandish characters and performing new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos.
Directed by Steven Brewer
Musical Direction by Dr. Bobb Robinson
Choreography Desiree Acosta & Ed Conn
Performance Dates: July 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018
You can complete this and bring it with you to the auditions, saving you some time and effort when you arrive. Forms will also be available at the auditions.
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