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GREENVILLE - Anyone in the Greenville area with a love of acting and community theatre is invited to audition for the Factory Theatre’s spring production of James and the Giant Peach. Auditions will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, February 6, at GU’s Factory Theatre/Kelsey Building (401 E. Harris Ave, Greenville, IL).

Auditions are open to community members in Greenville and the surrounding area and Greenville University students. Must be 16 or older. Community members must provide their own transportation to the theatre.

Audition Components:

  • The song of the auditionee’s choice must be no longer than 3 minutes. The song should showcase the singer’s voice and style.
  • 1-minute monologue
  • Cold reading—various parts from the show
  • Simple dance combinations that will be taught at the rehearsal

Production: James and the Giant Peach

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Based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name, James and the Giant Peach is a whimsical, magical, and slightly offbeat account of a journey made by one boy and his seven insect friends. What do they want (?): acceptance and a second chance at life. Where will they find it (?): New York City. What is their mode of transportation (?): A giant, London-grown peach.

Performances will take place on April 21, 22, and 23, and on April 28, 29, and 30.

Visit for more information about the plot and characters of James and the Giant Peach.

Anyone interested in auditioning can fill out an online audition form and sign up for an appointment or email Walk-ins are welcome.

The Factory Theatre is a department of Greenville University. Greenville University is an accredited Christian

liberal arts university with more than 1,000 students, including traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree completion students. Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the University is located in Greenville, Illinois, 45 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Visit

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