Youth Auditions

From the book by ROALD DAHL
Dramatized by Richard R. George

James and the Giant Peach at Fountain Hills Theater
James and the Giant Peach

Audition Dates:
Feb. 18 & 19 at 5:45pm
(Possible callbacks Feb. 20)
Ages 8-19

Production dates: March 29 – April 4, 2019

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. This is a true family treat that you will not want to miss!

Auditioners should bring:
(Download audition packet here)
– Completed audition form (download above) with list of all possible conflicts
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of possible rehearsal conflicts

Auditioners should prepare:
– 1-2 minute monologue
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of possible rehearsal conflicts

Production fees: If cast, your child will be receiving over 110 hours of professional direction from trained, industry professionals. Please be aware that if your child is cast in this show, there is a production fee of $50.00 per participant (t-shirt provided). Parents are required to volunteer for 10 hours (or opt out fee $100) and to donate concession items (2 cases of 16.9 oz bottled water, 1 case soda, 1-30 count box of candy—or opt-out fee $30) Scholarships and additional volunteer options are available. NO ONE will be denied participation based on ability to pay.

or call 480.837.9661 x3 (Tues.–Sat. 12pm-5pm). Groups discounts available.

CASTING (Ages 8-19):

Mother (F) Ages 12 – 19
Father (M) Ages 12 – 19
Narrator (M/F) Ages 10 – 19
Aunt Sponge (F) Ages 12 – 19
Aunt Spiker (F) Ages 12 – 19
James Trotter (M) Ages 8 – 12
Little Old Man (M/F) Ages 10 – 12
Crowd Member (M/F) Ages 8 – 19
Old Green Grasshopper (M/F) Ages 10 – 19
Silkworm (M/F) Ages 10 – 19
Centipede (M/F) Ages 12 – 19
Spider (F) Ages 8 – 19
Ladybug (F) Ages 8 – 19
Earthworm (M/F) Ages 12 – 19
Glow Worm (M/F) Ages 8 – 10
Captain (M/F) Ages 8 – 19
Cloud Men, Onlookers, Passengers (M/F) Ages 8 – 19

Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Ticket sales alone do not cover operating expenses. For more information about donating or volunteering, please call 480.837.9661 x3 or read here.

“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.