FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RISE to hold auditions for all-youth production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH


A RISE JR Production

Directed by Danielle Paquette
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Auditions: December 13 & 15, 6:30-8:30 PM

Performances: February 24 - March 5, 2022
The RISE Playhouse
142 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI
Parking available in the Clinton Street municipal lot
WOONSOCKET — Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is thrilled to announce auditions for its annual all-youth RISE JR production. This season’s production will be James and the Giant Peach, based on the book by Roald Dahl. RISE is seeking a cast of 30-40 kids, ages 7-16!
When James Henry Trotter’s parents are tragically killed by an escaped rhinoceros, he thinks his life could not get any worse –he’s wrong! Sent to live with his evil aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, it looks like there’s no hope for our hero. That is until a mysterious stranger appears. Now James is off on an exciting new adventure, with a giant peach, giant insects, scary sharks, shrieking seagulls, and an army of monstrous clouds! Join James and his friends on the adventure of a lifetime!
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8:30 PM
Thursday, December 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
The RISE Playhouse
142 Clinton St.
Woonsocket, RI 02985
February 24 - March 5, 2022
Friday and Saturday performances – 7:30 pm
Sunday performances – 2:00 pm
- Readings will be provided at auditions!
- No reservations are needed - arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:30.
- There is some singing in the show. Please prepare a song of your choice for auditions. Selection should showcase your voice and personality. You may bring sheet music, an accompaniment track, or just sing a Capella!
- Please email Danielle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, or are unable to make the audition times. Special arrangements can always be made!
- RISE is a non-profit, non-Equity, volunteer-based theater company. All positions within the company are unpaid, unless otherwise specified.
- You can fill out your audition form in person at auditions, or in advance at
Roles include:
James Trotter
Aunt Sponge
Aunt Spiker
Little Old Man
Crowd Member
Old Green Grasshopper
First Officer
Second Officer
Cloud People
Now in our 16th season, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is one of the pre-eminent theater companies of northern Rhode Island. Based in Woonsocket’s historic Morning Star Masonic Lodge, RISE’s mission is to provide quality, affordable theater performances and high-caliber education programs for children, youth, and adults.
Please don't hesitate to contact me! I'd love to discuss how this production and its actors connect to YOUR local community!
Please help us support the arts in Woonsocket!
Christian O’Neill
Artistic Director, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

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