Sierra Stages Announces Open Auditions

for its summer 2018 musical “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” on January 20 and 27, 2018

Sierra Stages is pleased to announce open auditions for its summer 2018 production of the musical “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH”, playing from July 12 – August 4 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Robert Rossman directs, with music direction by Ken Getz.

“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” is a new musical guaranteed to mesmerize theatregoers of all ages. In this compelling story by beloved author Roald Dahl (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda”), a young orphan named James accidentally drops magic crystals by an old peach tree, and strange things start to happen. James soon discovers a world of magic and adventure full of friendly insects and learns that love and family can be found in unexpected places. The amazing score is by the award-winning team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who won a Tony Award in 2017 for the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and wrote songs for the musical version of “A Christmas Story”, television’s “Smash”, and the movies “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman”.

Auditions for “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” will be held on Saturday, January 20 and Saturday January 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Avenue in Nevada City. (Directions are on the Sierra Stages website.) All roles are open. For important information about auditions and scheduling an appointment, please visit If there are questions, please send e-mail to or call Sierra Stages at (530) 346-3210.

Sierra Stages’ 10th Anniversary Season in 2018 is a celebration of heart, music, laughter and family, and includes two musicals and one classic American comedy: In addition to “James and the Giant Peach” (July 12- August 4 at the Nevada Theatre), Sierra Stages presents the zany and heartbreaking musical “A New Brain” by William Finn and James Lapine (March 1-17 at the Nevada Theatre) and the classic and enduring American stage comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (September 20 – October 6 at the Nevada Theatre).

For more information about Sierra Stages and its 2018 Season, visit

What: Open Auditions for “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH”
When: Saturday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 27. 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Where: Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City