CASTING ALERT: A ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Musical Production Needs Leads + More Texas Auditions

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Whether it’s stage or screen, you can find plenty of great auditions in Texas this week. The 50th anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” is looking for talent to play the title role, a production of the musical “James and the Giant Peach” is casting talent for leading roles, a commercial needs female talent for a receptionist role, and more!

The North Texas Performing Arts production of “James and the Giant Peach” needs male and female talent, aged 18 or older, for leading roles. Roles include James for male talent, Miss Spider and Ladybird for female talent, and Centipede and Earthworm for male and female talent. Rehearsals start on July 8 with performances from July 23–Aug. 1 in Plano, Texas. Talent will be paid a $200 stipend for rehearsals plus $35 for performances. Apply here!

The 50th anniversary tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” needs male talent, aged 20–39, for the lead role. In the musical, Jesus has a personality akin to a rockstar, equally comfortable addressing 12 as 12,000 people. The production is seeking talent that moves comfortably with real guitar skills. An open casting call will be held in Dallas, Texas. Rehearsals start on Aug. 26 for a tour starting on Oct. 1 into 2020. Talent will be paid a minimum of $1,012 per week under the terms of an Equity Short Engagement Touring Agreement Category 1. Find out more here!

A business product promotional spot for a website needs female talent, aged 18–50, for a background role. Talent will play a receptionist to a CPA. Shooting takes place on April 27 in the North Dallas, Texas area. Talent will be paid $150 per day. Apply here!

A music video for Molly May Rockwell’s song “New Home” needs male talent, aged 22–33, to play a husband married to an artist. Shooting takes place in Dallas on May 17. Talent may need to attend a photo shoot one or two days prior to filming. Talent will be paid $125. Apply here!

Watson Adventures needs male and female talent, aged 21 and older, to host their scavenger hunts in San Antonio, Texas. These fun and informative events are for corporate groups and the general public, giving participants new ways to explore and learn about the city. Talent should have an outgoing, friendly demeanor and enjoy meeting new people. Acting, improv, and teaching skills are all a plus. Talent will be paid $80 as a freelance independent contractor. Apply here!

Check out Backstage’s Texas audition listings!