CD East High School
Spring Musical Audition Information(Please DOWNLOAD the entire folder)
Important Audition changes
Vocal auditions will NOW take place on Monday, November 13th AND 14th, starting at 3:00 p.m. Please go to the James and the Giant Peach BAND app group to select a vocal audition time slot. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your vocal audition starting time. Vocal auditions will take place in the choir room.
Dance Auditions will NOW take place on Wednesday, November 15th, starting at 2:45 PM in the auditorium. We will begin with a quick group warm-up and a choreography review. Everyone auditioning will be provided a number and called up to perform the dance combination in groupings of three, four, or five. Please dress in comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes for dancing.
A callback list for students we need to see again will be posted online on Wednesday, November 15th, following auditions.
Callbacks will NOW be held after school on Thursday, November 16th, starting promptly 3:00 PM. Please note that callbacks will likely go past 4:30 PM; those participating should make preparations to be picked up once they have concluded.
**Please Note: Just because you are not asked to return for callbacks does not mean that you are not being cast in a role!
The cast list for James & the Giant Peach will be posted online by Sunday, November 19th.
Break a leg!
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Diehl through the Band App or at Gdiehl@cdschools.org
Cast of charactersLadahlord
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts themself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.Gender: AnyAge: 25 to 55Vocal range top: A4Vocal range bottom: Bb2JamesA 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 (can auditioned with any gender)Age: 7 to 18Vocal range top: G5Vocal range bottom: G3SpikerJames' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic.Gender: FemaleAge: 30 to 60Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: F#3SpongeJames' 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: FemaleAge: 30 to 60Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: F#3SpiderA 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. Talks and sings with a French accent.Gender: Female (Age: 20 to 40Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: G3Green GrasshopperA wise grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also playsGender: MaleAge: 20 to 40Vocal range top: G4Vocal range bottom: C3CentipedeAn 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.Gender: AnyAge: 20 to 40Vocal range top: G4Vocal range bottom: C3LadybugA 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.Gender: Female Age: 30 to 60Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: G3EarthwormAn 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.
Age: 25 to 50Vocal range top: A4Vocal range bottom: C2Ensemble