JUNE 29TH - 30TH, 2018                             GRADES 5TH - 8TH

                       JUNE 29TH - 30TH, 2018
                            GRADES 5TH - 8TH


Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories with music by Tony-award willing creative team Paul and Pasek, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. 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 adventures along the way. 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. Rated G.

AUDITIONS
March 3rd - 4th, 2018
Open to Grades 5th - 8th
8045 Big Bend Blvd. Suite 200, Webster Groves, MO, 63119

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song.  Sheet music is strongly preferred; no transpositions and no lead sheets.  CD accompaniment tracks with no vocals are acceptable.  No a capella singing.  Songs from James and The Giant Peach JR. are acceptable.

Actors will be notified after their appointment if they are needed at callbacks. Not being invited to callbacks does not necessarily mean an actor will not be offered a role. 

Appointments will be taken starting February 1st. Call 314.877.8138 or email artistic@gcpastl.org for more information or to make an appointment!

Audition Schedule

*This schedule is tentative and subject to slight change.*

Saturday, March 3rd:
1:30 PM Registration Opens
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vocal Appointments
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dance Callbacks
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Read / Sing Callbacks

Sunday, March 4th:
12:30 PM Registration Opens
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vocal Appointments
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dance Callbacks
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Read / Sing Callbacks  

CAST AND PARENT MEETING
TBD

The tuition for this program is $525.* Our Summer Season productions provide a unique fusion of our education and artistic programming. Actors to refine their performance skills as well as learn and perform a fully staged production. Rehearsals feature instructional classes in singing, dancing, and acting as well as learning and working the show.

Need based financial assistance and payment plans are available on request.

*All actors and students must register and create an account with the GCPA registration system. There is an annual registration fee of $20 applied to each individual or $30 per family. This registration fee covers 12 months of GCPA programming. 

REHEARSALS

June 11th - 29th, 2018*
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

*A detailed schedule for the weekend of performances will be available at auditions.

Location Weeks 1 & 2: GCPA Studios, 8045 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119
Location Week 3: Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63103

PERFORMANCES
June 29th at 6:30pm
June 30th at 2pm
June 30th at 6:30pm

General Admission Tickets $13

Performances held at:
The Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103


Feel free to contact Stephanie Fox, Artistic Director, with any questions at artistic@gcpastl.org.