Junior Artists Company: James and the Giant Peach


Join us for a production and not only fill three weeks of your summer puzzle, but also save on summer! Our productions run the course of three weeks, which comes to $260 per week. That is $65 off per week of our typical summer camps (this price includes free extended care)!

Rehearsal Dates (Three Full Weeks):
June 19th - July 7th (off July 3rd and 4th)
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Technical Rehearsals:
Saturday and Sunday, July 1st and 2nd
11:30 am-8:30 pm

July 7th at 7 pm
July 8th at 7 pm
July 9th at 2 pm

If needed, free Before Care and After Care are available for all Junior Artists Company students.
Before Care Opens at 7:30 am
After Care Closes at 5:30 pm

In Junior Artists Company, students will truly hone their skills over this 3-week rehearsal period. Working with a script, the class will culminate in a full-scale production with a professional set, costumes, and lighting.

During rehearsal, students will rehearse their parts and receive individual coaching, play ensemble games to build their teamwork as a class, and develop their expressive theatre skills through drama games and exercises.

Anyone ages 11-14 may register for this camp, but registered students must complete an audition.

All registered campers will perform in our Junior Artists Production. The audition will help the directors assign specific roles. Students will be asked to sing, dance, and read sections of the script.
More information will be sent to all registered students closer to audition date.

Audition Date:
June 3rd from 10am - 2pm at Nashville Children's Theatre
Please contact Matthew at for info about requirements and information about auditions after registering for Junior Artists Company.

Show Description:
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

This production will be directed by Drama School Coordinator, Matthew Hayes Hunter.

NCT offers free extended care for our families. Before Care opens at 7:30 am and After Care closes at 5:30 pm. You can add this service during registration or on a day-to-day basis during the camp week. Extended care consists of supervised unstructured free time. Students are welcome to bring a book or electronic device (that NCT is not responsible for). Additionally, NCT provides coloring sheets, board games, marble towers, etc for students who are interested. Also, during after care, we will also have a daily option of a G or PG-rated children’s movie playing as an activity choice.
In-Person Drama School
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Ages 11 - 14
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