Description:

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, the creative possibilities with James and the Giant Peach are endless. Actors will love playing the outlandish characters and performing brand new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 7th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 7th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 8th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 14th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 15th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

There are a limited number of Back Stage Tour packages for your group or troop. Package includes show patch, snack voucher and back stage tour. Contact the Box Office Coordinator for more information at micky@cytsacramento.org * All sales are final. * No refunds or exchanges. * Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. * Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661


Show Notes:

  • There will be no accents for this show!
  • Auditions will be held at Valley Springs Church on Friday, November 15th starting at 4:30pm.  Please note should you wish to audition for either Auburn and Roseville shows, you will be able to do so. Dance Auditions & Callbacks for both Auburn and Roseville will be held at Parkside Church 3885 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA 95602 on Saturday, November 16th.
  • You will receive an email with a link to the new online audition form. You will need to have your head shot and audition song file ready to upload when you go to complete the form. Be sure to have your tape measure ready to take the costuming measurements!
  • If you want to be considered for both shows, you only need to go to the audition that you signed up for. **PLEASE do not change your audition date!
  • Callbacks for both Auburn & Roseville shows will be held at Parkside Church in Auburn on Saturday, November 16th after the Dance Audition.
  • Dance Audition will be held at Parkside Church on Saturday, November 16th starting at 9:00am (Everyone who auditioned on Friday must attend the dance audition also.)
  • PLEASE NOTE that there is a separate production fee of $175 for the show.

Auditions are for CYT Students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class. Auditions are open and friends and parents are encouraged to stay and cheer on the students who are auditioning. Watching other participants is a valuable learning opportunity. Auditions are limited to ONE MINUTE in length. We are requesting only singing--no monologues.. We recommend that your child sing a song in his/her range, add movement or dance, and introduce him/ herself with energy and confidence. It is important to smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way. 

Music: You will be able to upload your music to the new audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services. You may also have a friend or family member who plays piano or guitar accompany you. There will be a piano available at auditions. The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm.

Dance Auditions will be held Saturday, November 16th at 9:00am. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will be taught a dance(s) from the show, and then be asked to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

Callbacks will be on Saturday, November 16th immediately following the Dance Auditon. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. However, just because a student is not called back does not mean that he or she will not be cast in the show.

Please note:
Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting.

For additional audition information (plus so much more), check out the Parent's Guide to CYT on the home page of our website.

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1  (no rehearsals on 11/30, 12/28, 1/4)
Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: Super Saturday 2/1, Tech Week--2/2,2/3,2/4,2/6 ,(no rehearsal on 2/5),
Mandatory Show Dates: Friday 2/7 10am & 7pm, Saturday 2/8 2pm, Friday 2/14  10am & 7pm, Saturday 2/15 2pm & 7pm


CYT TV live casting Sunday, November 17th at 4:30pm. Click Here

Photo Shoot

Saturday, November 23rd 2:00pm

2pm--Head Shots of entire cast 2pm-4pm -- Publicity photo shoot-- characters to be called will be announced

Parent Meeting

Saturday, November 23rd 9:00am

1st Parent Meeting 11/23/19 9:30-11:00am in the Chapel 2nd Parent Meeting 1/18/19 9:30-11:30am in the Chapel


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.

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.

Grasshopper

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

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.

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.

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.

Buzz

Puppeteers

Bobby Cops

Joe

Jake

Matron Nurse

Featured Dancers

Featured Singers

Garden Chorus

Peach Fans

Cruising Vagrants