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Auditions: James and the Giant Peach


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, dramatized by Richard R. George, on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 with call backs on Thursday, March 2. The production will be performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre and will be directed by Kathleen Rudolph.

Important dates


  • Dates: Monday and Tuesday, February 27 and 28 (you only need to come one of these nights)
  • Registration: 6:30pm-7:00pm in the lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
  • Audition begins: 7:00pm

Call backs: Thursday, March 2 starting at 7:00pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

First cast meeting: Tuesday, March 7

No conflicts after: April 10. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Thursday, April 20

Opening: Friday, April 21

Performances: April 21– 30

Strike: April 30th following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

School Day Performances: Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00am and 12:30pm

Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave at 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check this date to verify that it does not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: April 22-23, 29-30. Shows at 1:00 and 5:00pm.

Actors are required to stay at theatre. We will feed you!

About the Show

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach. The peach launches James on a journey of enormous proportions. He finds himself among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, and he embarks on a dangerous voyage. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.

For more information, see the James and the Giant Peach show page.

About the Roles

Narrator – (adult male or female) moves the story along with narration and humor, should have superb storytelling skills

Aunt Sponge – (adult female) ornery, bad-tempered and grouchy relative of James

Aunt Spiker – (adult female) crabby, grouchy and irritable relative of James

James Trotter – (male, 10-15) obedient, creative, curious boy who saves the day

Old-Green-Grasshopper – (male, 15 to adult) fatherly and calming

Centipede – (male, 15 to adult) crotchety and crabby poet and sometime singer

Spider – (female, 10 to adult) helpful and friendly

Ladybug – (female, 15 to adult) motherly and reassuring

Earthworm – (male, 10 to adult) grouchy and forever complaining

Glow-worm – (female, 10 to adult) well-behaved and cooperative

Ensemble – (male and female, 10 to adult) this collective will play all other characters in the play including Father, Mother, Little Old Man, Captain and Cloud Men

About the Auditions

Please prepare a memorized one minute comedic monologue to present at auditions. (If you need help finding a monologue check the links below.) Auditions may also involve movement, improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Please wear comfortable clothes that give freedom of movement. Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process. Resumes are welcome but not required. We will take a photo of you as part of the registration process, so a headshot is not needed. Please print out a Conflict Calendar and list any conflicts you have from March through April.

Monologue links:

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 1.

Callbacks will be Thursday, March 2 at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and will involve readings from the script.

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 10:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Production team

Director: Kathleen Rudolph

Scenic/Lighting Designer: Thomas Mauney

Sound Designer: TBC

Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell

Stage Manager: David Watts

Assistant Stage Manager: Gerrie Kouri

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions: