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.
On May 5, 2018, the Georgetown Choral Society will be performing “Crowning Glory”, a musical retrospective of coronation anthems in honour of HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 65th anniversary of coronation.
The Georgetown Choral Society has delighted audiences with their choral music since 1971.
Currently under the direction of Acting Artistic Director Christopher Dawes, the Choir has approximately 100 members, and performs at a level normally associated with professional groups.
The choir performs a mixed genre of musical works and has performed at such locations as Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and the Mississauga Arts Centre.
It has also performed in Holland, England and Ireland.
They perform two major concerts per year, and also perform in benefit concerts.
Small groups from the choir are also available to perform at various community events, such as caroling at Christmastime.
To learn more about the choir, or to join as a member or purchase tickets to upcoming concerts, please visit this website.