Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings (Thursday evenings as needed)
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Ladahlord is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he/she may seem a bit off, he/she carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well. (Role may be split into multiple Ladahlords).
G3 - Gb5
James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. A young male or female with a beautiful voice and strong pitch as well as someone who has great acting instincts.
G#3 - E5
Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors.
F3 - E5
Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James life. He must sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
A3 - F#5
Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James: A young woman with a spunky personality and a great and strong voice.
B3 - C5
Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor.
A3 - D5
Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he/she can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he/she gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. Earthworm must sing well, and more importantly, isn’t afraid of being a little outlandish.
B3 - A5
Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he/she is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he/she won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle/aunt with a heart of gold. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.
G3 - F#5
Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn’t had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together and enjoy slap stick comedy.
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James nightmare. These are small roles, featured actors who can dance/move well.
Vagrants: including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge s treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, Man (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge.
Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference: A few young ladies with good voices.
The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. They energetic performers with strong acting voices and physicalization.
The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Like the Reporters, this is a fun group of lively performers.
Sharks and Seagulls are featured in Plump and Juicy and should be strong dancers.
The Garden Chorus comes to life in Shake It Up as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion, energetic singers and featured dancers.
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harm’s way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. These are very fun cameo roles for performers with personality.
The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. Crowd should move well and be able to improvise.
The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge, enjoying soaking up the sun.
New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Cameo roles for big stage personalities.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
BABES IN TOYLAND 2016
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
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