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

 

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
 
WHERE:
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!
 
AUDITIONS:
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8:30 PM
Thursday, December 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
 
WHERE:
The RISE Playhouse
142 Clinton St.
Woonsocket, RI 02985
 
PERFORMANCES:
February 24 - March 5, 2022
Friday and Saturday performances – 7:30 pm
Sunday performances – 2:00 pm
 
WHAT TO KNOW:
- 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 www.ristage.org.
 
Roles include:
James Trotter
Aunt Sponge
Aunt Spiker
Mother
Father
Little Old Man
Crowd Member
Old Green Grasshopper
Silkworm
Centipede
Spider
Ladybird
Earthworm
Glow-worm
Captain
First Officer
Second Officer
Cloud People
Onlookers
Passengers
Ensemble
 
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!
 
Sincerely,
Christian O’Neill
Artistic Director, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
rhodeislandstageensemble@gmail.com
401-369-5311

 

Remember Bid on the Phone but watch here:  LIVE on O-N TV

The House is moving to block a nationwide rail strike that could deal a major blow to the economy. The chamber passed the resolution in a 290-137 vote, sending it to the Senate for consideration ahead of the December 9th strike deadline. President Biden on Monday called on Congress to force a deal through, saying a strike would have disastrous consequences.       Parts of the Southeast are feeling the effects of severe storms and tornadoes that hit the region Tuesday and early Wednesday. At least two people, a woman and child, were killed in Alabama after a tree fell on their mobile home. More than two dozen tornado reports have been made since Tuesday afternoon, including in places like Mississippi and Louisiana.        President Biden is set to greet the Prince and Princess of Wales this week. On Wednesday, the White House announced they'll cross paths during a fundraiser in Boston on Friday. The Royal Couple is visiting to promote their climate change initiative known as The Earthshot Prize.        A group of Republican senators are calling for an end to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military. Republican Senators Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, Rick Scott and others said they won't vote for an annual defense spending bill unless there's a vote to end the vaccine mandate. Paul of Kentucky said the policy is forcing servicemembers to choose between their medical autonomy and their career.        The first trailer is being released for the upcoming thriller "Cocaine Bear." The film follows a bear on a murderous rampage after it encounters pounds of cocaine in the wild. The movie is based off a true story, minus the murderous rampage, when a drug smuggler offloaded a duffel bag of the drug in the Georgia wilderness and a bear ingested it resulting in an overdose.        Former Nebraska interim head football coach Mickey Joseph was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of strangulation and third degree domestic assault. He was booked into the Lancaster County Jail after the Lincoln Police Department dispatched officers to a residence for a domestic disturbance call. Joseph was placed on administrative leave by athletic director Trev Alberts following the incident.