When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach…and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach features a wickedly tuneful score by the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning team of Pasek and Paul (A Christmas Story The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, and La La Land) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley).
A Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Production
Performance in the FIRTH J. CHEW STUDIO THEATRE