Description:

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. 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.

DIRECTOR: Jeanette Hall
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jeanette Hall
CHOREOGRAPHER: Cindy Stanley


JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR. is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtihows.com

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 16th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 17th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 23rd @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 24th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Saturday March 15, 2025 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Radiant Church:

7801 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662


Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class in a class at Bayside Adventure are eligible to audition for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR. or ALICE BY HEART.
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class who selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio, photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on the second date. 

VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSTuesday, February 18  LOCATION: Bayside Adventure Church (6401 Stanford Ranch Road)
Students will sign up for a 20 min group audition slot sometime between 4 - 8:30pm.  Audition songs should be to music (not a capella). Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute.  The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song - we cannot support iTunes, Spotify or Amazon files. Students will learn choreography at home via videoand will come ready to perform it for the directors along with the other students in the audition group at the end of their time slot. 

CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers): Wednesday, February 19 4:00pm-9:00pm. The directors will call back certain students to sing, read a scene, dance, or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of kids work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. Students may be released prior to 3pm. If a student is not called back, it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

NOTES:
  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting.
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $210.
  • ALL families are required to volunteer A MINIMUM OF 20 HOURS on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

THE CAST WILL BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 via email.

Rehearsal Dates: Radiant Church - 7801 Hazel Ave. (Orangevale)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3 (Easter Break: 4/19 - No Rehearsal)

Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday, 5/22 5:00 - 7:00pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 5/10
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 5/11, Mon. 5/12, Tues. 5/13, Thurs. 5/15 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 2/5 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
5/16 @ 10am & 7pm
5/172pm 
5/23 @ 10am & 7pm 
5/24 @ 2pm & 7pm

Questions? Email roseville@cytsacramento.org


Characters:

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.

Ladahlord

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

Spiker

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

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.

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.

Grasshopper

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug.

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.

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.

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.

Ensemble

Angry Crowd, Matron Nurse, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Cruisers, Farm Animals, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seagulls, New Yorkers.