Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

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Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

Words and Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

April 22nd – 24th, 2022

Direction – Wes Seals
Musical Direction – Elle Meerovich
Scenic Design – Jeffrey Hales
Costume Design – Audrey Reed
Lighting Design – Cat Cochran
Sound Design – Joey Luck
Puppet Design – Joyce Noel Williams
Props Design – Vannah Montes, Tomya Pryor


Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure where a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is an adventurous musical about courage, self-discovery and finding your true family.

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 playful musical is full of with whimsical costumes, creative set design, and one-of-a-kind puppets designed and built by artist Noel Williams for this outlandish and larger-than-life tale.

Photo by Aaron Sutten