Auditions for James and the Giant Peach



James and the Giant Peach

Directed by Wayne Leonard

Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present James and the Giant Peach at the Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington. Regular show dates are October 7-9 and 14-16, 2016. Daytime “School Shows” will be at the Paramount on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Auditions are open to youth ages 8 to 18. A prospective cast member must be a minimum of 8 years old and a maximum of 18 years old on the day that individual auditions for the production.

Auditions will be held:

  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Maximum of 40 Auditionees), and
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Maximum of 40 Auditionees)

at Alamance Lutheran Church
4008 Highway 62 South
Alamance, NC

If you have conflicts with the audition dates above, please email Greg Wilder by Saturday, August 13, 2016 at

If needed, callbacks will be on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:00pm at Alamance Lutheran Church.

Potential cast members need to attend only one night of auditions unless called back on August 23rd.

Those auditioning will be provided materials at the auditions and do not need to prepare a monologue or other items prior to the audition.

A character list is provided below.

In preparation for auditions, please read these materials and bring the completed form to the audition. You can attach your own picture to the form. ACT will also be taking individual pictures each night for those who do not provide their own.

Those interested in serving on the Tech Crew for James and the Giant Peach should complete the form below and submit it during Auditions on August 21st or 22nd.

Regular performances will be at the Paramount at 7:00 pm on October 7, 8, 14, & 15, 2016 and 2:00 pm on October 9 & 16, 2016. Daytime “School Shows” occur on Friday, October 14, 2016 and are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 am and 12:15 pm.

All cast and tech crew members must be present for all regular performances and the “School Shows”. The Alamance-Burlington School System as well as other schools have previously recognized School Show performance days as excused absences for cast and crew members.

For any additional information, please contact


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Narrator(s)
  • Aunt Sponge
  • Aunt Spiker
  • James Henry Trotter
  • Little Old Man
  • Crowd Member
  • Old Green Grasshopper
  • The Silkworm
  • The Centipede
  • Miss Spider
  • The Ladybug
  • The Earthworm
  • The Glow-worm
  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Second Officer
  • Cloud-Men
  • Onlookers
  • Passengers

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