Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"
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.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Apr 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Apr 21st @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Apr 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 27th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 27th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Apr 28th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center:

611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338

Show Notes:

Director's Vision Statement
James and the Giant Peach is a whimsical, full-length adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel. With music by the acclaimed writing team, Pasek and Paul (writers of the music for The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, and LaLa Land!), this show is full of singing, dancing, and powerful storytelling that will bring our audiences to both laughter and tears. Contrary to popular belief, this is not written for only younger actors. Much of the music and acting demands of the show are suited for adults and teens, so we need actors of all ages!

Our story is about an orphan boy named James who discovers the true meaning of family through a wild adventure with magic potions, human-sized insects, and a very large peach. James is sent by his villainous aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, and an unexpected voyage ensues that includes a roll into the ocean, sharks, seagulls, and quite a bit of arguing. James and all of his friends aboard the Peach have many adventures and become a beautiful family through the journey!

This show needs A LOT of personality! Every cast member will need to be ready to share their quirky side! From the Garden Guild to the Earthworm, from Spiker and Sponge to the Oompa Loompas (yes! You read that correctly!), larger-than-life personalities abound in this show! Several dance numbers will require movers and shakers in all styles and levels of dance, and we will all be humming the show's fun, snappy tunes all spring long! Do some listening to the soundtrack ahead of time

Show Verse: See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.   I John 3:1

During our time aboard the peach, I pray our cast will experience a small glimpse of God’s love for us and discover that, as His children, we get the honor of being in a big, beautiful, quirky family of believers. We are never alone. May we encounter and recognize our own loving Ladybugs, encouraging Grasshoppers, and humorous Centipedes that our Heavenly Father places in our path to love and guide us closer to Him.

Get ready to sing, dance, and act as we “shake it up” on this kooky, crazy journey together! 
Stacey Brednich, Director - James and the Giant Peach 
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach features a captivatingly boisterous score by Tony-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek (Edges, A Christmas Story the Musical, La La Land) and a book by award-winning playwright Timothy Allen McDonald. The album includes Broadway stars Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Skylar Astin, Brian d’Arcy James, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Luca Padovan, Marc Kudisch, Daniel Breaker, and Sarah Stiles. The show is based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl about a young boy who escapes his conniving aunts via a magical giant peach and discovers adventure, friendship, and the true nature of family along the way.
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Student/Parent Audition Workshop: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
   Spring Location- Monday, February 19
   Conroe Location- Tuesday, February 20 (Facebook Live)
   Kingwood Location- Tuesday, February 20

Venue- Covenant Baptist Church // 7515 Tournament Trails Dr. // Humble, TX 77346
February 23: Vocal + Dance Auditions (Dance auditions for everyone on this day from 6:15pm - 7:15pm)
February 24: Callbacks

You must be enrolled in a Spring session class to sign up for an audition time slot. To sign up for a vocal audition time slot or edit the time slot:
  • Log into your CYT family account through the website.
  • Navigate to the family member on your dashboard.
  • Click the Tools drop-down box and choose Auditions.
  • Appointment times may be edited here.
You will have 2 minutes to shine! All those auditioning should prepare a selection from a song and a monologue - you can divide the 2 minutes in whatever way you choose. Choose a song that showcases your range, is confidently prepared and most importantly reveals your character, paying close attention to the Director’s Vision Statement (scroll up on this page). 
You will be asked to stop if the audition exceeds 2 minutes, but this does not count against you. 
Please bring your music converted and precut on your device. We will have an aux cord and adapter for both iphone and android available. We will not Bluetooth devices since this takes time away from the audition process. 

Once you have signed up for an audition time slot, I will email you an audition packet that needs to be completed. 
The deadline to submit the audition packet is Wednesday, February 21, by noon. 

Venue- Covenant Baptist Church // 7515 Tournament Trails Dr. // Humble, TX 77346
Fridays (6:00pm-9:00pm) & Saturdays (9:30am-3:00pm)
We will have a few Thursday rehearsals which are listed below.
Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening.
Rehearsal Schedule:
March 1-2
March 7, 8-9
March 14, 15-16
March 22-23
March 30 (Easter weekend Saturday)
April 5-6
April 12-13
Mandatory Parent Meetings-  Friday, March 1, 8:00pm; Friday, April 12, 8:00pm
Promo Pics- March 23
Character Portraits- March 23
School Day Show- Friday, April 26
Tech Week- April 14-18
Performances- April 19-21, 26-28 @ Charles Bender Performing Arts Center Here

Show Coordinator: Jennifer Lopez 
Artistic Team
Director- Stacey Brednich
Assistant Director- Paulina Guerra
Vocal Director- Paula-Beth Toller
Choreographer-  Morgan Yovanovich 
Intern- Leah McDonald

Please email the show coordinator, Jennifer Lopez, at with any questions.

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub.



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.


A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.


James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.


James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Goofy and she often has her mind on food.


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.

Green Grasshopper

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug.


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.


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.


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.

Advanced Dancers

Matron Nurse

Karl Kreatour

Mr. Trotter

Mrs. Trotter


Mini Ladybug

Mini Grasshopper

Mini Earthworm

Mini Centipede

Mini Spider

Mini Spider Husband

Vagrant Solo 1

Vagrant Solo 2

Vagrant Solo 3

Billy Bobby-Cop

Bobby Bobby-Cop

Reporter 1

Bitsy Botana




Lucille Van Kooglestein

Bunny Mackensie the Third

Willy Wonka

Oompa Loompas

Farm Animals

London Zoo Crowd

Hollywood Agents

Garden Guild

Spiker and Sponge Victims

Shake It Up Garden Ensemble


Sightseers (Money On That Tree)

Reporters (Money On That Tree)

Cruise Ship Passengers



Schools of Fish

Opening Announcers

James Cover

Ladahlord Cover

Spiker Cover

Sponge Cover

Ladybug Cover

Spider Cover

Grasshopper Cover

Earthworm Cover

Centipede Cover