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auditions

Auditions for Wilbraham United Players production of James and the Giant Peach the musical featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, DOGFIGHT, & A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL) will be held on the following dates and times by appointment:

 

Sunday February 2 beginning at 1:00

Monday February 3 beginning at 6:30

Wednesday February 5 beginning at 6:30

Possible callbacks held on Sunday February 9 at 1:00

 

Those auditioning should prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show.  Children auditioning for the role of James must have prepared a section of either “On Your Way Home” or “Middle of a Moment” – sheet music provided on request. A short dance sequence will be taught. Please dress for movement. In addition, some will be asked to read a selection from the script.

 

Performances will be June 12,13,14 and June 19, 20, 21 2020 at the Thornton Burgess School in Hampden, MA

Rehearsals begin 1st week of March and will be held on Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Wednesdays

Rehearsals will be held at the Wilbraham United Church

 

Roles available for adults and children 6 and up

We are also interested in including youth and adults of many abilities as a part of the cast

Opportunities for mime and puppetry

To Schedule an audition appointment:

 

Available roles:

Ladahlord

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 55 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: Male Age: 7 to 15 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3 UNCHANGED VOICE

Spiker

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

Gender: Female Age: 30 to 60 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. She often has her mind on food.  Gender: Female Age: 30 to 60 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 Age: 20 to 40 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 Age: 20 to 40 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 Age: 20 to 40 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 Age: 30 to 60; 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 Age: 25 to 50 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C2

 

Ensemble

Gender: Any

Age: any