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James and the Giant Peach Jr. Showkit

James and the Giant Peach the Musical--Broadway JR version

A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. You'll especially love the James and the Giant Peach Jr songs for this musical. They're fun, cheeky and just silly!

Duration: 60 minutes

Note: Performances must be done by accredited schools using students only. Sorry, orders cannot be processed for Community Theatres, Children's Theatres or Performing Arts schools which do not have an academic curriculum.

Broadway Collection musicals make take ~1 week to process since a separate licensing contract must be signed. Please plan to accordingly to order these shows.



OVERVIEW / SYNOPSIS

Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story The Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy WonkaThe Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley), critics rave James And The Giant Peach JR. is a "masterpeach!"

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 - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, the creative possibilities with James And The Giant Peach JR. are endless. Young actors will love playing the outlandish characters and the expanded cast allows for as many performers as you can fit on your stage.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH SHOW KIT CONTENTS

ResourceQuantity
ACTOR'S BOOK 30
CHOREOGRAPHY VIDEOS DIGITAL 1
DIRECTOR'S GUIDE 1
DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES AND MEDIA 1
GUIDE VOCAL AND PERF TRACKS DIGITAL 1
PIANO VOCAL SCORE 1

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR SONGS

  • Overture
  • Right Before Your Eyes
  • On Your Way Home
  • Shake It Up
  • There's Money On That Tree
  • Our Adventure Begins
  • Floatin' Along
  • A Getaway for Spiker and Sponge
  • Everywhere That You Are
  • I Got You
  • Plump and Juicy
  • Empire State/The Attack
  • Welcome Home
  • Curtain Call

PROLOGUE
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES

[Ladahlord, James, Spiker, Sponge, Insects, Company]

SCENE 1
ON YOUR WAY HOME

[James]

SCENE 2
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES (REPRISE #1)

[Ladahlord]

PROPERTY OF SPIKER AND SPONGE

[Spiker, Sponge, Billy Bobby-Cop, Bobby Bobby-Cop, Vagrants, Matron Nurse]

SCENE 3
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES (REPRISE #2)

[Ladahlord]

SHAKE IT UP

[Ladahlord, James, Garden Chorus, Insects]

SHAKE IT UP (REPRISE)

[Ladahlord, James, Garden Chorus, Insects]

SCENE 4
THERE'S MONEY ON THAT TREE

[Reporters, Spiker, Sponge, Ladies' Garden Guild, James, Hollywood Agents]

SCENE 5
ON YOUR WAY HOME (REPRISE)

[James]

SCENE 6
OUR ADVENTURE BEGINS!

[Landahlord, Spiker, Sponge, Oompa-Loompas, Willy Wonka, Insects, James]

FLOATIN' ALONG

[Insects, James]

FLOATIN' ALONG (REPRISE)

[Insects, James]

SCENE 7
A GETAWAY FOR SPIKER AND SPONGE

[Spiker, Sponge, Angry Crowd]

SCENE 8
EVERYWHERE THAT YOU ARE

[Ladybug, Grasshopper, Spider, Earthworm]

SCENE 9
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES (REPRISE #3)

[Landahlord]

I GOT YOU

[Sponge, Spiker, Cruise Ensemble]

SCENE 10
PLUMP AND JUICY

[James, Insects, Seagulls]

RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES (REPRISE #4)

[Landahlord]

SCENE 11
EMPIRE STATE / THE ATTACK

[Landahlord, Spiker, Sponge, New Yorkers, James]

WELCOME HOME

[James, Insects]

CURTAIN CALL

[All]


Cast of Characters

LADAHLORD

Ladahlord is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well.
Vocal Range: G3 - Gb5

JAMES

James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Cast a young boy with an unchanged voice and someone who has great acting instincts. Make sure he can win over an audience and is comfortable being onstage.
Vocal Range: G#3 - E5

LADYBUG

Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James' life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor.
Vocal Range: A3 - D5

GRASSHOPPER

Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James' life. Cast a performer who can sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Vocal Range: A3 - F#5

SPIDER

Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. A young woman with a spunky personality and a great voice is a perfect choice for the role.
Vocal Range: B3 - C5

EARTHWORM

Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. Cast a performer who can sing well, and more importantly, someone who isn't afraid of being a little outlandish.
Vocal Range: B3 - A5

CENTIPEDE

Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he's won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.
Vocal Range: B3 - F#5

SPIKER AND SPONGE

Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors. To play into the humor, cast a duo that contrasts completely in physical appearance.
Vocal Range - Spiker: F3 - E5
Vocal Range - Sponge: F#3 - E5

MR. TROTTER, MRS. TROTTER, KARL KREATOUR AND THE ZOO CROWD

Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of the James' nightmare. These are small, featured roles, so feel free to cast from your ensemble.

THE MATRON NURSE

The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn't had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

BILLY AND BOBBY BOBBY-COP

Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

THE VAGRANTS

The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge's treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, MAN (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge.
Vocal Range - Doreen: F#3 - E4
Vocal Range - Ridgley: E4 - A4
Vocal Range - Violet: F3 - E4

THE REPORTERS

The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. Cast a group of energetic performers.

BITSY BOTANA AND THE LADIES' GARDEN GUILD

Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies' Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference. A few young performers with good voices will do the trick.

HOLLYWOOD AGENTS

Hollywood Agents led by Buzz jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Like the Reporters, this is a fun group to cast with some lively performers.
Vocal Range: F#3 - B4

FARM ANIMALS, WILLY WONKA AND THE OOMPA-LOOMPAS

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas are all in harm's way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. These are very fun cameo roles for performers with personality.

THE ANGRY CROWD

The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. These ensemble parts are easy to cast from any of your company.

THE CRUISE ENSEMBLE

The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge. Use anyone from your ensemble to fill out the scene!

SHARKS AND SEAGULLS

The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in "Plump and Juicy." Cast strong movers and dancers in these roles.

NEW YORKERS, SCREAMING WOMEN, LUCILLE VAN KOOGLESTEIN, BUNNY MACKENZIE THE THIRD, JAKE AND JOE

New Yorkers, Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie the Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Cast a handful of characters for these cameo roles.