Season 67

Aesop’s Falables
James & the Giant Peach
Cast, Crew & More!

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY!  DO NOT SKIP THROUGH STUFF PLEASE.

First off, congrats to all who auditioned.  You are amazing, awesome and brave young people.  We are so lucky to get to know you and share with you in the arts.  We hope all of you will continue to take classes, camps and workshops alongside your Mainstage endeavors.  Our next session starts January 12 for classes.   Whether cast or not, there is always more to learn!

After hours of deliberation and then more conversations after that, we have decided upon the cast for James & the Giant Peach and Aesop’s Falables.  Additionally, you will find postings for our Crew, Front of House Team, and Showtime Pals.

Please look for your name carefully.  If you signed up for crew, front-of-house, Showtime Pal etc., it will be posted after cast list in those areas. Check for your name there as well.

Thanks again to all the students who auditioned!  We mean it here at Davenport Junior Theatre when we say you should all be very proud of your audition. You were all quite brave and we were really impressed with your talents.

Unfortunately, we were not able to cast everyone who auditioned as we have a limited number of roles.  We have to cast a variety of students and take into account all sorts of things to fulfill the vision of our director and design team.

Whether cast or not, here is a link to all our awesome Winter opportunities in the theatre.  We will have many, many more Mainstage productions in the future and the best thing you can do between now and then is stay involved and keep learning!

Should you have any additional questions about the audition process, do not hesitate to e-mail our Artistic Director, Daniel Sheridan. He would be happy to link you up to the director or audition team if you are seeking more feedback.


Aesop’s Falables : A Rock Musical

We will be sending out a packet to you electronically via email.  You will also get an official hard copy of this packet at the first rehearsal.  So you do not need to worry about printing your own scripts.  In this packet, there will be a detailed schedule, script, information about registration payment, registration forms and other important documents.  Please take time to look them all over as a family.

Digital package should be to you by Saturday, December 29. It will include the schedule, details below.

SCHEDULE

The first rehearsal will be Wednesday, January 2 from 5:45-8:00pm. We would also like the crew to attend rehearsal if they are available.  In your digital packets, you will receive a full schedule that will take you through the end of the show in February. We pride ourselves on reliable and consistent scheduling.  Please let us know of any additional conflicts and we will try to honor them.  If there are many last minute conflicts, we may have to recast the part.  This rarely happens.

Opening Rehearsal

  • Wednesday, January 2 from 5:45pm-8:00pm.

Additional Rehearsals

  • While we finalized the whole schedule, we wanted to get the first few rehearsals in your planners. Remember, if you have conflicts to please email our stage manager, Valerie. We will email you her contact info after the holiday.

  • Thursday, January 3

    • 6pm - Entire Cast called to theatre

    • 7:30pm - Dismiss Tyler W, Jonathan Y, Olivia B, Rose H, Veronika L, Carly P, Mary P, Luke Y

    • 8:00pm - Dismiss Sabrina B

    • 8:15pm - Dismiss Quentin H, Victoria R, Katrina P, Jack S, Katelyn M, Emma B, Audrey S, Ellie H

    • 8:30pm - All remaining actors dismissed

  • Saturday, January 5

    • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Entire Cast called to theatre

Parents’ Meeting

  • Wednesday January 2 from 5:45pm-6:30pm.

  • One parent or guardian please attend. On the first day of rehearsal, we ask parents to join us for the opening 45 minutes. We have information for you and the kids that we’d love to share! We’ll also have a chance to field any and all questions you may have as well.

Rehearsals

  • Jan 2 - Feb 12

  • Master schedule will be found in your packet.

Tech Week: 

  • Feb 4 - 12

  • (Please no conflicts during these days. It is vital that students are there throughout tech process and for final rehearsals. Unlike a sport, we cannot have just anyone fill in at a position.)

Performances:

  • Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)

  • Saturday, February 16 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Sunday, February 17 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)

  • Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Sunday, February 24 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm (strike immediately following, all production members called)

Registration Fee

Actor registration is $75.00. Crew registration is $45.  There is no fee for Front-of-House or Showtime Pal. 

 

RESULTS : Aesop’s Falables

Cast List

(Listed by actors' first names)

  • Jack - Tyler W
  • Wolf - Jon Y
  • Jack-O-Lytes - Kaitlyn B (Mod Mouse), Carly B, Scarlett C (Mod Crew 1), Whitney C, Lachlan G (Small Wolf), Lydia H, Brielle H (Miss Sun), Emma O, Micah R (Young Ant), Lillian Y, Mark Y
  • The Entourage - Sabrina B (Mod Crew 2), Olivia B, Rose H, Veronika L, Carly P, Mary P(Little Red), Luke Y (Pig)
  • Amelia - Emily A
  • Sadie - Emma B
  • Shirley - Audrey S
  • Sophie - Ellerie H
  • Thadius - Keegan W
  • Clarissa - Elizabeth Y
  • Matilde - Katelyn M
  • Grasshopper - Jack S
  • Nurse Stork - Katrina P
  • Horace - Quentin H
  • Miss Ant - Victoria R

$75.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive. Pay registration at this link. Or pay with check or cash at first rehearsal.

Tech Team

Assistant Stage Manager - Anna D

Deck Captain - Ally L

Crew – Ava B, Charlie H, Kateri P,

  • Specific crew duties (i.e. stage hand, costume crew, light board op, etc.) will be decided at a later date. Please join us at the opening rehearsal on Wednesday, January 2 from 5:45pm-8:00pm. $45.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive. Pay registration fee at this link. Or pay with check or cash at first rehearsal.

Front-of-Housee

Riley S, Chuy G, Esther M, Anna H

  • We will be in touch soon about the Front-of-House! It is a lot of fun. Just like the audition, the experience begins the moment the audience walks in the door. And you will be the ones to make the first impression! Your work in the lobby sets the stage for the show. We will have one special training rehearsal that will be scheduled at a later date. Working the front of house is like performing a small part in the show! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.

Showtime Pal

Jenny M, Cayla O

  • Actors playing Showtime Pal will be contacted by Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan at a later date mid January. There will be one rehearsal scheduled prior to the show. Scripts will be sent in advance. Showtime Pal may be the most important role in all of Junior Theatre and we are excited to have you as part of this long tradition! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend!
 

James & the Giant Peach

We will be sending out a packet to you electronically via email.  You will also get an official hard copy of this packet at the first rehearsal.  So you do not need to worry about printing your own scripts.  In this packet, there will be a detailed schedule, script, information about registration payment, registration forms and other important documents.  Please take time to look them all over as a family.

Digital package should be to you by the end of January at the latest. It will include the schedule, details below.

SCHEDULE

The first rehearsal will be Friday, March 8 from 5:45-8:00pm. We would also like the crew to attend rehearsal if they are available.  In your digital packets, you will receive a full schedule that will take you through the end of the show in early May. We pride ourselves on reliable and consistent scheduling.  Please let us know of any additional conflicts and we will try to honor them.  If there are many last minute conflicts, we may have to recast the part.  This rarely happens.

Opening Rehearsal

  • Friday, March 8 from 5:45pm-8:00pm.

Parents’ Meeting

  • Friday, March 8 from 5:45pm-6:30pm.

  • One parent or guardian please attend. On the first day of rehearsal, we ask parents to join us for the opening 45 minutes. We have information for you and the kids that we’d love to share! We’ll also have a chance to field any and all questions you may have as well.

Rehearsals

  • March 8 - April 23

  • Master schedule will be found in your digital packet.

Tech Week: 

  • April 15-23

  • (Please no conflicts during these days. It is vital that students are there throughout tech process and for final rehearsals. Unlike a sport, we cannot have just anyone fill in at a position.)

Performances:

  • Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)

  • Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Sunday, April 28 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Wednesday, May 1 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)

  • Saturday, May 4 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

  • Sunday, May 5 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm (strike immediately following, all production members called)

Registration Fee

Actor registration is $75.00. Crew registration is $45.  There is no fee for Front-of-House or Showtime Pal. 

Or you can pay registration fee by cash or check at the first rehearsal. 

 

RESULTS : James & Giant Peach

Cast List

(Listed by actors' first name)

  • Mother - Anna D
  • Father/Old Man - Chuy G
  • Ringleader - Cayla O
  • Aunt Sponge - Alana F
  • Aunt Spiker - Emma B
  • James - Thomas G
  • Grass Hopper - Jon Y
  • Centipede - Croix B
  • Spider - Lauren W
  • Ladybug - Lillian Y
  • Earthworm - Jillian S
  • Glowworm - Ava B
  • Captain - Ally L
  • First Officer - Rebecca C
  • Second Officer - Anna C
  • Cloudmen - Ester M, Anah E, Anna H, Hannah H, Charlie H
  • Ensemble Variety Parts - Henrick S, Aila K, Julia R

$75.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive. Pay registration at this link. Or pay with check or cash at first rehearsal.

Tech Team

Assistant Stage Manager - Brielle H

Deck Captain - Emily A

Crew – Carly B, Grace P, Jimmy B, Riley S, Serena B

  • Specific crew duties (i.e. stage hand, costume crew, light board op, etc.) will be decided at a later date. Please join us at the opening rehearsal on Friday, March 8 from 5:45pm-8:00pm.. $45.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive. Pay registration fee at this link. Or pay with check or cash at first rehearsal.

Front-of-Housee

Tyler W, Mirabella J, Mary C, Katelyn M

  • We will be in touch soon about the Front-of-House! It is a lot of fun. Just like the audition, the experience begins the moment the audience walks in the door. And you will be the ones to make the first impression! Your work in the lobby sets the stage for the show. We will have one special training rehearsal that will be scheduled at a later date. Working the front of house is like performing a small part in the show! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.

Showtime Pal

Keegan W, Sabrina B

  • Actors playing Showtime Pal will be contacted by Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan at a later date mid March. There will be one rehearsal scheduled prior to the show. Scripts will be sent in advance. Showtime Pal may be the most important role in all of Junior Theatre and we are excited to have you as part of this long tradition! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend!

Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for the first show of Season 68 will be announced in July. Auditions will be in August. Shows for next season have not yet been selected.

We encourage all our students to try out again and continue to take classes here at DJT or gain theatrical experience wherever they can! Stay involved in school, church and other local theatre groups to keep performing.

Winter Session begins Saturday, January 12.  You can learn all about our Winter lineup of classes at this link

Check out the history of Junior Theatre by exploring our Online Photo Library of adventures and shows past! Maybe you will even spot yourself in our history?