Auditions

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The Charles Seller Foundation & Talent Time Players are proud to announce auditions for our 2019 Production, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! Auditions will be held on May 15, 17, and 20.

Check in’s begin promptly at 5:30. Actors will be seen in the order they check in, starting at 6pm. Check in’s will end promptly at 8:30.

Please bring 32 bars of a broadway style song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring dance shoes or sneakers and be prepared to move.

Call backs will be May 21st from 6-9pm by invitation only.

While general members of The Charles Seller Foundation must be between the ages of 13 and 30, we welcome individuals of all ages to audition.

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Character Breakdown:

Ladahlord
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 18 to 30
Male Vocal range top: A4
Male Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Female Vocal range top: A5
Female Vocal range bottom: Bb3

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 or Female
Age: 13 to 18
Male Vocal range top: G5
Male Vocal range bottom: G3
Female Vocal range top: G6
Female Vocal range bottom: G3

Spiker
James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.
Gender: Female (or male dressed in drag)
Age: 16 to 30
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. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food.
Gender: Female (or male dressed in drag)
Age: 16 to 30
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: 13 to 30
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: 16 to 30
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: 13 to 30
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: 16 to 30
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: 13 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C2

Ensemble
Buzz the Hollywood agent, Bitzi Botana, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Woman with Purse, Reporter 1, Man with Wallet, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Matron Nurse, Crowd, Hollywood Agents, Seagulls, New Yorkers.

Gender: Any
Ages: Any

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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