WELLINGTON, FL – Theater Arts Productions (TAP) presents James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl from From Friday 10 January to Sunday 12 January at Wellington High School.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to cut down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that gives a huge peach…and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself at the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. After the oversized fruit falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, James and his new insect friends learn to live and work together as a family as they embark on a perilous journey. The adventure takes a whole different turn once they land on top of the Empire State Building.
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl will feature a cast of 16 Palm Beach County actors ages 6-79. TAP Artistic Director Jaycie M. Cohen is directing this production, leading a creative team consisting of music director Michael Lubben, assistant music director Gabriella Farrell, choreographer Sara Kenny, costume designer Giedre Priddy and the sound designer/makeup artist Marlo Cohen.
Based on the classic children’s book of the same name, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl features the music and lyrics of OSCAR® and Tony Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl had its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut in 2010. A revised version of the musical premiered in 2014 at the Seattle Children’s Theater.
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Sessions are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. The tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by calling (561) 723-6154 or emailing [email protected] Wellington Secondary School is located at 2101 Greenview Shores Boulevard in Wellington.
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