James and the Giant Peach – May 2018
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Words and Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the Book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Artistic Director: William Reill
Music Director: Matt Morrison
Choreographer: Melissa Lombardi
Producers: Leann Playter, Susan Stewart
Stage Manager: Ann DeNardis-Tomcko
May 4, 11, 12 at 7:30pm
May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 2pm
John Elliott Theatre | 9 Church Street | Georgetown
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 tale. Featuring wonderfully tuneful music 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.