This May, Holy Family drama department presents a musical for the spring play: James and the Giant Peach. This funny and heartfelt production is adventurous and perfect for an audience of all ages.
The play is based on the popular book by Roald Dahl. James is a young orphan who is taken in by two evil aunts. He acquires a magical potion, causing a peach to become gigantic and insects to become human. James then travels with the insects on his giant peach across the ocean, undergoing many adventures.
The cast has a minimum of 9 people, but the theater director, Ms. Olson, is hoping for as many as 35-40 participants.
Ms. Olson’s goal for this play is to set a high standard for what will hopefully be a tradition of musicals at Holy Family. She hopes that this production will help students gain interest and excitement to participate in future plays.
Ms. Olson chose James and the Peach because the show has a cartoony yet approachable mood. It’s also an appealing production because not many people have seen James and the Giant Peach, so they have no preconceived notions about the characters or the performance.
Auditions will be in the Performance Center on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7 after school, followed by callbacks, Thursday, March 9.
There are also 4-10 roles available for middle schools students. Auditions for middle school students are on March 20 between 4-6 p.m. Anyone interested in auditioning should contact Anna Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Family’s James and the Giant Peach will premiere May 12 and 13.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre Internationl (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
by Mary Seifert ’17