A Magical Fantasy Adventure for Children of All Ages!
James and the Giant Peach
By Richard George
Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Timothy D. Turner
Student Assistant by Sarah Redmond
Set & Lighting Design by Timothy D. Turner
Lighting Board & Sound Operation by Sarah Redmond
Fly Crew: Casey Marchand, Philadelphia Shoop, Joe Vatter & Julia Vatter
Running Crew: Jaime Downey, Casey Marchand, Philadelphia Shoop, Kala Townsley, Joe Vatter, Julia Vatter & Mitchell Wimberly
Set Construction: Korie Bayne, Patrick Brennon, Rebecca Budzynski, Rachael Cain, Austin Carter, Sylvester Czifrak, David DiManssino, Darien DiMassino, Ted Kirkland, Eric Maier, Jamie Maier, Sean McMahon, Sy & Kate Olsen, Kathleen Parra, Sarah Redmond, Marques Rudd, Hannah Scholl, Jacqueline Scholl, Katie Scholl, Carly Schubert, Rebekah Sexton, Philadelphia Shoop, Kyle Townsley, Veronica Troxell, Julia Vater and Mitchell Wimberly.
Production by Bay Street Players’ Young Peoples Theater of Eustis, Florida
auditions in January, information below! Medium Cast
Performances on April 21, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. & April 22, 2007 @ 2 p.m.
at Historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis at 109 North Bay Street (click for map)
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James' mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end. The action is tied together by the Narrator, a storyteller, motivator, emcee and audience friend!
Mother played by Zoe Griffey
Father played by Sean McMahon
Narrators played by Seth Snyder, Ted Kirkland & Zoe Griffey
Aunt Sponge played by Veronica Troxell
Aunt Spiker played by Kayla Nobles
James Trotter played by Sean McMahon
Little Old Man played by Ted Kirkland
Crowd Members played by Jaime Downey, Casey Marchand, Philadelphia Shoop, Kala Townsley, Joe Vatter, Julia Vatter & Mitchell Wimberly
Old-Green Grasshopper played by Taylor Griffey
Silkworm played by Austin Langford
Centipede played by Britni Rains
Spider played by Kyle Townsley
Ladybug. played by Mariah Ely
Earthworm played by Jaime Maier
Glow-worm played by Matthew Kinnison
Captain played by Kristel Hanke
First Officer played by Zoe Griffey
Second Officer played by Veronica Troxell
Cloud-Men played by Ted Kirkland, Veronica Troxell
Artistic Director Biography
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. “James and the Giant Peach” marks his 5th production with The Young Peoples Theater and this show marks his 76th production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
Presented in Special Arrangements with
Production Company Information
The 2006-2007 season marks the 31st year of Young People’s Theatre at Bay Street Players in Eustis, Florida. This program was founded by Deborah J. Carpenter, and has been fulfilling the community’s and Lake County’s need for the youth’s theatrical arts. The program introduces children and teens to stagecraft, technical design, costume design, performance skills and methods, and improvisation skills. The youth are privileged to have a theatre as their classroom. They can experience various roles in seasonal shows, both behind the curtain and onstage. Young People’s Theatre (YPT) gives children grades preschool through high school the opportunity to learn all areas of theatrical techniques, taught by experienced actors and directors. Many topics are covered through the semester and are showcased at the end of the year in a fully staged performance. CLICK HERE for information page.
Roald Dahl’s Official Website
Casting young people currently in grade 6 – grade 12. Please prepare chosen readings available January 9. Cold readings possible. Production is considered a course and a tuition fee will be required. Some scholarships may be available.
January 17, 2007 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The State Theater of Eustis, Florida (click for map)
For Young People’s Theater audition information, please call (352) 357-7777
Roles Needed: All roles available.