James and the Giant Peach Jr
Audition Registration & Information

JAGPJR

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.

There is a $200 participation fee for students cast in the show (Scholarships are available).


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR CLOSED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 12PM (NOON). WALK UP AUDITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON BOTH SATURDAY AND MONDAY.

Please read all of the information before registering for auditions.


AUDITIONS OPEN TO:
Students in Grades 5-8

AUDITION DATES:*
Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
*Auditions will be one-hour long timeslots, beginning on each hour

CALLBACKS:*
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
*Not everyone will be needed for callbacks. You will receive an email if you are to attend callbacks.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
Students should bring jazz shoes or flexible sole tennis shoes.
Prepare 32 bars of musical theater tune. Accompanist will be present.
Please bring a resume and headshot.

REHEARSAL DETAILS:*
Rehearsals will be held Monday - Thursday (6:30pm-8:30pm), Friday (6:30pm-9:00pm), and Saturday (9:00am-12:00pm) beginning Monday, March 4, 2019.
*Conflicts on Wednesdays and Saturdays will NOT affect casting decisions, but will help us with scheduling. The two mandatory Wednesday rehearsals occur in the last two weeks during tech, May 1 and May 8.

REHEARSAL LOCATIONS:
While some rehearsals (and all performances) will be held at Ashland, a majority of rehearsal will be held off-site at St Jude of the Lake School in Mahtomedi. More information about this will be released after casting.

IMPORTANT REHEARSAL DATES:
Meet and Greet:
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30pm (Every cast member must have at least one parent/guardian attend the Meet & Greet).
First Rehearsal: Monday, March 4, 2019 after the Meet and Greet
Spring Break (March 11-16): Based on availability, rehearsal may be scheduled this week for students who do not have conflicts. Conflicts this week will not affect casting decisions
Easter: There will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, April 18 or Friday, April 19

CONFLICTS:*
Conflicts on will be taken into consideration when casting the show. A large number of conflicts or conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsal or performances may impact casting decisions.
*Conflicts on Wednesdays and Saturdays will NOT affect casting decisions, but will help us with scheduling. The two mandatory Wednesday rehearsals occur in the last two weeks during tech, May 1 and May 8.

TECH DATES:*
Monday - Friday, April 29 - May 3, 2019
Monday - Thursday, May 6 - 9, 2019
*Wednesday rehearsals these two weeks are mandatory

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, May 10, 2019 (7:30pm)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (2pm & 7:30pm)
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (2pm)
Friday, May 17, 2019 (7:30pm)
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (2pm & 7:30pm)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 (2pm)


Middle School Audition Workshop

Join us Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9am-12pm for an audition workshop! More details and registration can be found by clicking the button.


If you have questions about auditions, please contact Melissa Faust, Marketing and Development Associate, at melissa@ashlandproductions.org