James and the Giant Peach, Jr. (October 28 – November 6, 2016)
Auditions: Sunday Sept 18th and Monday Sept 19th at 6pm
Location: Sioux City Community Theatre, 1401 Riverside Boulevard in Sioux City.
Director: Benji Cotter
For more information you can contact the director via email at yt@SCCTheatre.org
Auditions are open to all Siouxland youth; you do NOT have to be a member of our Youth Theatre program to audition.
Here are the characters that are in the show (please note: many of these roles, primarily the leads, are designed for middle-to-high-school-aged actors.)
Ladahlord (male): a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Watches over James and acts as a guiding narrator throughout the story. *This role has many solos*
James (male): the hero of our story. A young boy on a quest to find a family of his own and gain self-confidence. *This role has many solos*
Ladybug (female): A regal character; a doting, maternal role in James’ life. *This role has many solos*
Grasshopper (male): the leader of the Insects. The paternal role in James’ life. Warm, optimistic. *This role has many solos*
Spider (female): a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. Very spunky. *This role has many solos*
Earthworm (male): a gentle spirit, and somewhat of a coward. Views James as a brother. *This role has many solos*
Centipede (male): a bit grouchy, but loyal to the other Insects. James views him as a cranky uncle with a heart of gold. *This role has many solos*
Spiker and Sponge (females): James’s aunts. Use James as their personal slaves. James fears them. *These roles have many solos*
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour, Zoo Crowd: Mr. and Mrs. Trotter are James’ parents. These characters appear in the nightmare that James has.
Matron Nurse (female): runs the Painswick Orphanage. Needs a vacation. Powerful, commanding.
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop (male or female): cops who work for Scotland Yard.
Vagrants (male and female): ensemble characters who support Spiker and Sponge’s treacherous plans.
Garden Chorus (male and female)
Reporters (male and female)
Ladies’ Garden Guild (female)
Hollywood Agents (male and female)
Farm Animals/Willy Wonka/Oompa Loompas
Sharks and Seagulls
New Yorkers/Screaming Women
Those auditioning should prepare a song to sing (piano accompaniment will be provided, as well as a sound system/jack for iPhones, MP3 players, iPads, etc.). Please plan carefully which song you will sing at your audition. Impress us. We would like you to prepare more than “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Plan to sing at least a verse and a chorus of a song; this could be a popular song from the radio, a song from another musical, etc. We may have you continue past the initial verse and chorus in order to hear more of your vocal range. You should be well-prepared for this audition, especially if you are auditioning for a lead role.
Auditioners should also be prepared to read from the script.
Before you come to the audition, please fill out this Audition Form.