The Barn Stage Company’s 2017/2018 Season launches with Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! This new musical featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald is a treat for the whole family. Susan Jordan DeLeon serves as Director with Lyndon Pugeda as the Musical Director and Chelsea Nicole Lapp as choreographer!

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that 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.

James and the Giant Peach will make its West Coast Regional Premiere with The Barn Stage Company, playing August 17th – 27th at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater!


Saturday, June 17 10-6 pm & Sunday, June 18, 10-2 pm by appointment only.


Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 from 6-10 pm by Director’s Request.


The Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, Upstairs Rehearsal Room

42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA, 92592


Please prepare 32 bars from a contemporary musical in the style of Pasek & Paul. (Please no pop, rock or non-musical theatre selections) Please bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a headshot & resume and sheet music in the key you wish to sing. An accompanist will be provided. CD accompaniment and a cappella singing is not permitted. Auditions will be run by Producers. No Equity Monitor Provided.


For more information or to schedule an audition appointment please email

In your email please attach

  • a digital version of your Headshot & Resume
  • Which roles you would like to be considered for.
  • Which time on Saturday or Sunday you prefer to be seen. We will do our best to accommodate all.

You will receive an email with your confirmation time. There is no guarantee that you will be seen.


Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Based on the book, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Directed by Susan DeLeon

Musically Directed by Lyndon Pugeda

Choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp

All Rehearsals at The Old Town Temecula Community Theatre

Rehearsals begin Saturday, July 29th.

Weeknights from 6-10p. Weekends from 10-6p.

Tech is August 14, 15, 16, 17 at The Old Town Temecula Theater

Performances August 17, 18, 19, 20 & 24, 25, 26, 27


Seeking Equity and Non-Equity. All Performers are Paid.                                                 

Equity Special Appearance, Level; salary pending.


Male (25-55), Supporting, all ethnicities, A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward. Vocal range: A4 – Bb2


Male, (7-15), Lead, all ethnicities, A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend. Unchanged voice. Vocal range: G5 – G3


Female, (30-60), Supporting, all ethnicities, James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin. Vocal range: E5 – F#3


Female, (30-60), (Supporting), all ethnicities, James’ other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food. Vocal range: E5 – F#3


Female, (20-40), Supporting, all ethnicities, A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1. Vocal range: E5 – G3


Male, (20-40), Supporting, all ethnicities, A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild. Vocal range: G4 – C3


Male, (20-40), Supporting, all ethnicities, An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent. Vocal range: G4 – C3


Female, (30-60), Female, Supporting, all ethnicies, A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter. Vocal range: E5 – G3


Male, (25-50), Supporting, all ethnicities, An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana. Vocal range: A4 – C2


Male & Female, (All Ages), all ethnicities. Casting 6-8 Ensemble dancer/ actors to play multiple roles such as the Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers. Utilizing aspects of physical theatre similar to the works of Frantic Assembly.

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