Description:

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
Tickets go on sale Wednesday February 1, 2023 at 12:00am

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 shows@cytsanantonio.org.
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.

Auditions:
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**

REQUIRED BY AUDITIONS:
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 shows@cytsanantonio.org 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:
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!
 


Characters:

Ladahlord

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

James

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

Ladybug

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

Grasshopper

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

Spider

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

Earthworm

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.

Centipede

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.

Spiker and Sponge

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.

Zoo Crowd

Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James nightmare. Gender: Any

Matron Nurse

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

Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop

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

Vagrants

The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge's treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, Man (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge. Gender: Any

Garden Chorus

The Garden Chorus comes to life in Shake It Up as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion. Gender: Any

Reporters

The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. Gender: Any

Ladies

Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference. Gender: Female

Hollywood Agents

The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Gender: Any

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka, and the Oompa-Loompas

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harm's way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. Gender: Any

Angry Crowd

The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. Gender: Any

Cruise Ensemble

The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge. Gender: Any

Sharks and Seagulls

The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in Plump and Juicy. Gender: Any

New Yorkers

New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Gender: Any

Puppeteers

Ladybug, Grasshopper, Earthworm, Spider, Centipede, and Rhino