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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Words and Music By:
Beni Paskek & Justin Paul

Book By:
Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Directed By:
Rand Harmon

Music Direction By:
Mary Dailey

A tremendous peach… and a journey of enormous proportions.

A fresh adaptation of Roald Dahl’s treasured novel, find yourself in an over-sized peach with James and some human-sized insects with equally over-sized personalities. After it rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of complications. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together.

Come champion the kind-hearted and relish hope in a world filled with obstacles in this story for the whole family.

Cast and Crew

Production Team

Director – Rand Harmon
Music Director – Mary Dailey
Choreography – Rachel Lessard
Set Designer – Nate Thompson
Costume Designer – Kevin Brainerd
Lighting Designer – Richard Sauer
Props Designer – Cheryl Brodzinsky
Accessibility Coordinator – Linda Wirth
Stage Manager – Darion Ramos
Production Manager – Paul Behrhorst


James – Maria Ciobanu
Ladahlord –
Jaime Lewis
Spiker –
Shannon Sauer
Sponge –
Linda Wirth
Earthworm –
Megan McGuire
Centipede –
Stewart Caswell
Ladybug –
Amber Marsh
Grasshopper –
Aryk Greenawalt
Spider –
Kirsten Lang
Understudy –
Jacob Elledge



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