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.

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.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

Director: HannahBelle Gamble
Musical Director: Kyleigh Madden
Choreographer: Claudia Martinez
Stage Manager: Denton Gamble

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Mar 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 5th @ 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, Mar 8th @ 7:00pm
  • Thursday, Mar 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 11th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:

The CYT Blackbox:

1389 Industrial Dr., Ste. C, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Show Notes:

Mandatory Show Parent Meetings:
Regardless of your previous involvement in CYT, anyone interested in auditioning for James and the Giant Peach Jr. or The Addams Family MUST be present for one of the below meetings:
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 2pm @ CYT Studio
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 4pm @ CYT Studio
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6pm @ CYT Studio

Please sign up for the parent meeting you will attend *CLICK HERE*

You only need to come to one of these meetings and coming to a meeting doesn't commit you to participating. This is just to make sure that everyone has the necessary information about the process, expectations, and more. If you cannot make one of these meetings but still want to participate, please email our Area Coordinator, Naomi Tulp, at
If you do not have a family representative present for one of these meetings and you don't connect with our Show Coordinator to get the information, your child will not be able to audition for the show.

Students enrolled for the Winter Session of classes are eligible to sign up for an audition slot through the Signup Genius link.  Auditions for both James and the Giant Peach Jr. and The Addams Family will be on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-4pm where students will bring their prepared material (see below) to present for the artistic teams of both productions. Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition slot to make sure your paperwork is complete.

Students will need to prepare:
A one minute cut of a song (this song should NOT be from James and the Giant Peach Jr. or The Addams Family. We suggest something Disney if this is your first time auditioning. Your track needs to be a karaoke track with no words)
A one minute or less monologue (the monologues from James and the Giant Peach Jr. and The Addams Family that you can use are now listed on the Shows page OR you can select your own monologue if you would like) **James and the Giant Peach Jr. Monologues**

1. Registered for a Winter 2023 Class
2. Audition Sign-Up through Sign Up Genius *Click Here*
3. Complete Winter 2023 Audition Form *Click Here* (Must be completed no later than the day before auditions. The Karaoke track for your song must be uploaded at time of completion.) 
4. Complete Winter 2023 Production Form *Click Here*

If you cannot make auditions in person, video auditions are accepted! Record a video of your one minute song and monologue and upload the video on your Video Audition Form. Please email Naomi Tulp at if you have any questions. We want to see you audition for the show so if you have existing school or family commitments, please get information on how to submit a video audition. Video auditions do NOT exclude you from receiving a callback or participating in the show.

Friday, December 16th from 5-9pm and Saturday, December 17th from 10am-4pm will be reserved for dance call & callbacks for both productions. Students will be notified by Wednesday, December 14th as to what time they may need to be present on December 16th and 17th.

Rehearsals will begin Friday, January 6th.
The rehearsal schedule is posted below.

Please note that the following days/times will be used in this show process: Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm. We will utilize a few select Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm for blocking. 

Production Fees and Ticketing:
Production Fees are $225 per student.

Block Ticketing means that families are responsible for selling 10 tickets at a discounted rate of $17 (for The Addams Family) or $16 (for James and the Giant Peach Jr.) a piece to family and friends. This is done by using a personal box office link that can be shared. If families do not sell their 10 tickets by the time the show closes, the remaining dollar amount will be charged to the Family Account. More information will be coming with details!



  • Everett Earnest
James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Gender: Male


  • Nerissa Norris
Ladahlord is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. Gender: Male


  • Victoria Vale
Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James life. Gender: Female


  • Canon Earnest
Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James life. Gender: Male


  • Nevin Fleming
Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure.


  • Elena Flores
Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. Gender: Female


  • Jakob Appleford
Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he's won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold.


  • Temple Teel
Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat.


  • Chloe Ambs

Matron Nurse/Bitsy Botana

  • Adalynn Samaniego
The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn't had a vacation in years. Gender: Female

Billy Bobby-Cop/Mr. Trotter/Jake

  • Caleb Ambs
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. Gender: Male

Bobby Bobby-Cop/Joe

  • Evan Miller

Ladybug Puppeteer/Violet Funkschmeller/Oompa-Loompa

  • McKenzie Yutzy

Grasshopper Puppeteer/Oompa-Loompa

  • Kaylee Balthun

Earthworm Puppeteer/Ridgley Rapscallion/Oompa-Loompa

  • Brilynn Dennis

Spider Puppeteer/Oompa-Loompa

  • Jocelynn Samaniego

Centipede Puppeteer/Oompa Loompa

  • Neyci Norris

Male Spider Puppeteer/Oompa-Loompa

  • Travis Ambs

Mrs. Trotter/Willy Wonka

  • Abby Wood

Lucille Van Kooglestein/Rhino Puppeteer

  • Victoria Acevedo

Ida Walters/Bunny Mackenzie the Third/Rhino Puppeteer

  • Annalyn Tomasini

Karl Kreatour

  • Natalie Leedy


  • Abby Wood

Chris Cryermouth

  • Ally Appleford

Doreen Driggles

  • Chloe Clark

Georgia Peach Ensemble (Vagrants/Farm Animal Puppeteers/Cruise Ensemble)

  • Ally Appleford
  • Brilynn Dennis
  • Chloe Clark
  • Emma Meffert
  • Isla Lambert
  • Jocelynn Samaniego
  • Kala Nava
  • Kaylee Balthun
  • Kitty CARDIEL
  • McKenzie Yutzy
  • Neyci Norris
  • Olivia Cardiel
  • Travis Ambs

Fredericksburg Peach Ensemble (Zoo Crowd/Garden Chorus/Sharks/Seagulls/New Yorkers)

  • Abby Wood
  • Adalynn Samaniego
  • Addison Vukela
  • Annabel Miller
  • Annalyn Tomasini
  • Caleb Ambs
  • Deviny Cantrell
  • Emily Leedy
  • Evan Miller
  • Magnolia Rhyne
  • Natalie Leedy
  • Victoria Acevedo
  • Violet Fleming

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