Each year up to 120 students from across the School Division are selected to make up two casts for a selected musical production. At the request of the school and music teacher, selected students from Grade 3-5 are invited to audition for next year’s production, ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr’. The show will run Jan 28 – Feb 4/17.
Guidelines consist of choosing students from twenty-one schools, with representation from all the schools and grades. Selection is based on the quality of the audition and the character needs of the musical, which includes in-tune singing, voice projection, acting, and stage presence. Elementary students will be required to attend one weekly rehearsal on either Monday or Tuesday.
Being part of this group is a devoted commitment for four months: Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan. and the first week of Feb. Each cast will rehearse on a specified day, beginning in September. Students with lead roles will be required to attend two weekly rehearsals. There will also be additional rehearsals three weeks prior to the show. Attendance is of the utmost importance, and students must make up for all rehearsals missed by attending on the alternate cast’s day.
Here is the link for the music to practice with. The cast requirements, speaking audition passages and all of the sheet music are in this drop box.
Audition dates are as follows at Westwood Collegiate in the cafeteria. Please contact Ms. Rempel for the link to set up an audition time.
Grades 6 & 7 May 9 or 10 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 3, 4 & 5: May 11 or 12 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
If you are interested in having your child audition or would like to know more about the process, please contact Ms. Rempel via the school, phone, or email. We are asked to limit students sent to auditions for practical purposes and we have a set criteria for students wishing to audition. This includes: 1. parental support 2. student attendance/commitment 3. student behaviour 4. musical/drama/dance aptitude 5. confidence 6. ability to take directions/focus 7. involvement in extra-curricular music/drama activities 8. stage presence
James and the Giant Peach.