The cast list can be viewed HERE. Congratulations to everybody!
The full cast should plan to attend the first rehearsal on Monday, December 16 from 5:00-6:45pm.
We are excited to announce auditions for our upcoming intermediate production of James and the Giant Peach JR!
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION, AND WHEN DO AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE?
Regular auditions for James and the Giant Peach JR are open to actors who are currently in grades 3 through 8 (2019-2020 school year). They will take place at the following times:
- Monday, December 9 from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesday, December 10 from 5:00-6:45pm
- Wednesday, December 11 from 5:00-6:45pm
Actors who wish to audition should plan to come to their choice of one of those three audition sessions. Please sign up by clicking HERE so that we know who to expect on each evening. Please help us (and yourselves) out by doing your best to sign up for the audition session that has the fewest attendees, even if it means coming on a night different from all of your friends.
Callback auditions for select actors will take place on Thursday, December 12 from 5:00-6:45pm. A list of actors needed at callbacks will be posted on this page by 10:00am on Thursday, December 12 (which is that same morning). If you cannot attend the callback auditions, please make sure the directing team is aware of that at your first audition.
Following the callbacks on Thursday, December 12, the final cast list will be posted by noon on Sunday, December 15.
If you wish to audition for the show, but are unable to make any of the scheduled audition times, we would be happy to set up an individual audition or allow you to submit a video audition. Please contact Maureen O’Malley (the director) ASAP if you need to make these arrangements. All first round auditions must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 11.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING FOR MY AUDITION?
All auditionees (with their parents) need to fill out the online “James and the Giant Peach JR Actor Info & Conflict Form,” which can be accessed by clicking HERE. You will need to have your personal calendar handy in order to accurately complete the “conflict form” portion of the document. This form must be completed by the time you audition in order for you to be considered for the cast of the show. Please note that a parental “e-signature” is required.
When you audition for BWTC shows, we do not generally ask you to prepare anything ahead of time, so you do not need to worry about that. All audition materials will be taught at the auditions.
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Regular rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 16, and will generally follow this schedule through Saturday, February 29:
- Mondays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Thursdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm
The complete rehearsal schedule can be found in the online “James and the Giant Peach JR Actor Info & Conflict Sheet.” Again, please note that that online form must be completed prior to your audition.
HOW ABOUT DRESS/TECH REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES?
Extended dress/tech rehearsals, at which attendance is mandatory, will take place on the following schedule:
- Monday, March 2 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Tuesday, March 3 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Wednesday, March 4 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Thursday, March 5 from 5:00-8:30pm
Performances, at which attendance is (obviously) mandatory, will take place on the following schedule [NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE HAS MOVED UP A WEEK SINCE THE SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED]:
- Friday, March 6 @ 7:00pm
- *Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00pm (not scheduled yet/potential add-on)
- Saturday, March 7 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00pm
- Friday, March 13 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00pm
- Saturday, March 14 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00pm
The cast is generally called to the theatre two hours before each performance.
Actors who are cast in James and the Giant Peach JR will pay a production fee of $345 per person. Scholarships are available. For information on scholarships, please contact Alison Haseman, BWTC office manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your audition. We have a limited number of scholarships available for each show, so please note that we may not be able to honor a scholarship request that is made after the show has been cast.
If you have any questions about the show, please contact Maureen O’Malley (director) at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about Blue Water Theatre Company in general, please contact Charlie Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org