Auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH the musical

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ECC Theatre is proud to announce auditions for their spring musical, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

The show is directed by Grace Austin with music direction by Colin Healy, choreography by Chris Page-Sanders, set design by Chris Swanson, lighting design by Oliver Kassenbrock and costume design by Marci Franklin. Puppet design is by Skyler Hunt and Taylor Gruenloh.

Auditions will be held Monday November 12 and Tuesday November 13 at 6:30 pm in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center.

Roles are available for 35 actors age 14 and up. There are also roles available for 3 children ages 10-13. Performances will be February 14-17, 2019.

ECC Theatre is located at 1964 Prairie Dell Rd  Union, MO 63084- a short drive down I-44.

The following roles are available:

James Henry Trotter- A lonely young boy (may be played by EITHER gender). Curious, kind-hearted, resourceful and innovative. A dreamer who is looking for a forever family.

Ladahlord- A strange magical person who is the leader of the show. This character drives the entire story.


(note- Earthworm and Centipede could be M or F)

Miss Ladybug-A good natured, nurturing ‘mother’ to James.

Earthworm-Neurotic and worrisome, but brave and friendly.

​Grasshopper-Sophisticated and jovial, paternal towards James, has his eye on Ladybug.

Miss Spider-Respectable and classy with a warm motherly heart.

Centipede-Ornery, prickly and rude…but with a good heart.

Spiker and Sponge-Two evil Aunts to James (may be M or F). These characters provide supporting comic relief and should be strong performers.

Ensemble-We are looking for 2 ensembles- a strong vocal ensemble (who will act as the Peach) and a small acting ensemble (who will help tell the story through movement).

Audition selections, a cast recording download, rehearsal schedule, and more can be found at

View video of our show history HERE

If you have questions, please email director Grace Austin at – we look forward to seeing you at auditions!

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