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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Launches Casting Hunt for Official Album!

Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and book writer Timothy Allen McDonald , the creative team behind the musical James and the Giant Peach ("JATGP"), are launching a nationwide search to cast a young actor as James ("Participant") for the musical's official album which will be recorded May 12 and May 13 in New York City. The creators are seeking boys with unchanged voices and excellent singing and acting skills. Online and DVD submissions will be received by iTheatrics who will run the casting call.

To enter an electronic Submission, email the YouTube link to along with the completed Audition Application and the Liability and Publicity Release attached to the email. All submissions (whether dvd or electronic) must be received by iTheatrics by 5:00pm on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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

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