Thursday, October 1, 2009


The Cannon Theatre is super excited to announce auditions for the Winter play, "James and the Giant Peach"!! This much loved book by Roald Dahl has been adapted into a superb play by Richard George.

It is the story of an orphan, James, that is sent to live with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after his parents are tragically killed in an unfortunate incident involving a Rhinoceros. A chance meeting with an old man, and his gift of the strongest magic, marks the beginning of an amazing adventure involving seven fantastic insect friends, scary sharks, squawking seagulls and one very large peach.

The auditions are open for ages 8-18, and will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 3:30 to 5:30, Friday, Nov. 6 at 3:30 to 5:30, and Sat., Nov. 7 at 11:00-2:00, at The Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Rd., Littleton, MA. No need to prepare anything, as each person trying out will be asked to read from part of the script when they get there. Be sure to contact Shawn at for an audition time!

As for the cast of characters:

Narrator #1
Narrator #2
Narrator #3
Auntie Sponge
Auntie Spiker
James Trotter
Little Old Person
Crowd Member
First Officer
Second Officer

The play will be rehearsed every Thurs. starting on Thurs., Nov. 12 at 3:30 until 5:30, except during Thanksgiving week, Christmas and New Years break. There will also be tech rehearsals on Mon., Feb. 8, and Tues., Feb. 9.
There will be a total of 11 weeks counting the production which will be on Thurs., Feb. 11, Friday, Feb. 12 and Sat., Feb. 13, 2010!

There will be a fee associated with this production. The fee will be $225.00 per student/cast member-----these fees are used towards the costuming, scripts, theatre usage, makeup, and for the sets, etc. used for this production. We have been able to put all monies that have come in----back into the theatre, and for this, we appreciate your support!! There will also be acting techniques taught, costuming, hair and makeup tips covered, as this production will be a learning process as well!

See you at the auditions! Call Shawn at 978-760-3397, if you have further questions.

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