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Monday, July 05, 2010

Auditions for "James and the Giant Peach"

Young actors are needed for the next First Stage Theatre Company production.

The company will soon have auditions for the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach. The full-length play will feature 21 young actors from grades 3-13. No experience is necessary to audition.

Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25 at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church.

Rehearsals will begin Aug. 2. The show, which will run two weekends at the Renaissance Center in Huntington, will open on Sept. 24.

James and the Giant Peach is directed by Jonathan Joy, who recently wrote and directed The First Day of Summer for First Stage. It is the story of a young boy, a magical peach, insect friends and an incredible journey. The adventure of James will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who ever dreamed of escape.

The play will kick off First Stage's 21st season of live children's theatre in the Tri-State. Other upcoming shows include the musical Once Upon a Mattress directed by Amy Browning. This show will audition Aug. 28 and 29. Actors cannot perform in both "Peach" and "Mattress," though it may be possible to perform in one and work backstage on the other.

For more information on the production of James and the Giant Peach, contact Joy at joy1@mctc.edu.

For more information about the theatre company, visit the website at www.firststagetheatre.org.

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