Auditions

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AUDITION NOTICE: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Yorktown Stage (Dir: August Abatecola) will hold auditions for
James and the Giant Peach 
to be held at the Theatre Studio, Room 12, in Yorktown Heights, 1974 Commerce Street (914-962-0606)

Appointments:
Email for an APPOINTMENT: barryysproducer@gmail.com
Please state your age in your audition request.

Adults and Teens (14+) and one child actor:
Yorktown Stage is seeking larger than life character actors who sing and move well to portray various roles in this ensemble heavy production.

Audition Date:  (Lead and Ensemble Roles)
Monday, September 24th (7-10pm)
Tuesday, September 25th (7-10pm)
Prepare to stay for 1 hour to sing and learn a dance combination.
Callbacks will be held Thursday, September 27th(7-10pm)

Performance Dates:
Saturday Evenings, November 17 & 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees, November 18 & 25 @ 2 pm
Friday Matinee, November 23 @ 2 pm

Rehearsal Dates:   (All Actors are not called every day)
October 14 – November 16; Mon-Thurs 7-10 pm;  Sundays 12-7 pm

Requirements:
Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. (No music needed if singing from the show).
Be prepared to sing 32 bars.  An accompanist is provided.  Bring  headshot and resume’ stapled together.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Ladahlord
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 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/Female to play you male.
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

 Spiker
James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.
Gender: Female/Male to play Female
Age: 30 to 60
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/Male to play Female
Age: 30 to 60
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. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
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. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
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. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
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. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
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. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C2

 Ensemble
Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers.
Gender: Both