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Calling young actors...

Auditions!

January 12 & 13th
5:00 - 8:00 pm, 10am-12:30pm

WHAT TO BRING

Those auditioning should prepare to sing 30-45 seconds of a song of their choice. You may sing with a karaoke track from your own device connected to our sound system to play your music.

Auditionees will also be taught a short dance combination, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move it.

Those who wish to audition for a speaking part will be given scenes from the script to read.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Rehearsals will begin in February. The rehearsal schedule will be finalized after the cast is chosen and we will do our best to work around conflicts that are provided on the audition sheet.

The show runs April 11th-14th, 2024.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Ladahlord

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.

James

A 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.

Character's Gender: Male

Age: 8 to 15

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Spiker

James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.

Character's Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Sponge

James' 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.

Character's Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Spider

A 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. *This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Green Grasshopper

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. *This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Centipede

An 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. *This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Ladybug

A 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. *This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Earthworm

An 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. *This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C2

 

Ensemble

Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers.

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