Upcoming Auditions


 

                                                                                                   

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

 

May 13th and 14th at 6:30pm

 

 

About the Show

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 a 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.

 

 

About the Directors

Morgan Milligan and Savannah Stirling previously directed Alice in Wonderland Jr at PACT. Together, they have over eighteen years of experience in community theatre. Morgan has performed in eleven different shows, vocal directed three musicals, and choreographed two musicals. She is also on PACT's Board of Directors. Savannah recently obtained a degree in Technical Theatre from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. She has been running light and sound boards for shows since she was eleven. She is an accomplished light designer and very passionate about Roald Dahl's body of work.

 

 

Important Information

  • Come prepared to sing, dance, and read selections from the show.

  • Bring a list of conflicts for all days, beginning May 19th and ending August 4th.

  • Callbacks will be Thursday, May 16th.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please email portaransascommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

     

 

 

Character Breakdown

 

Ladahlord

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 60

Vocal Range: A4 - 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: G5 - G3

Spiker

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

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 60

Vocal Range: E5 - F#3

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: 20 to 60

Vocal Range: E5 - F#3

Spider

A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. She is warm and friendly.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 40

Vocal Range: E5 - G3

Grasshopper

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal Range: G4 - C3

Centipede

An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 30

Vocal Range: G4 - C3

Ladybug

A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal Range: E5 - 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: 20 to 40

Vocal Range: A4 - C2

 

 

Ensemble

All types of fun, zany parts. Solos available.

Gender: Any

Age: 16+

Vocal range: Any