Young orphan James is sent to live with his two cruel and conniving aunts who intend to use him as their own personal servant. When the aunts go for a day of fun and frolic at the seashore, James is left behind to chop down their old, infested fruit tree. Disappointed, James sets out to do as he is tasked; however, before he can do so, a mysterious stranger offers him a life-changing magic potion - which James accidentally spills onto the tree causing one of the peaches to grow – and grow – and grow! The aunts see the peach as an opportunity for a financial windfall! Before they can cash in, however, the peach breaks loose – with James having been pulled inside – and rolls into the ocean launching a journey of enormous proportions. In the course of the adventures, 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.
Based upon 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 "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. Audiences OF ALL AGES will be captivated. Attending schools will receive Educational Support Materials containing related vocabulary, lesson plans, activities, and exercises for class use before and after the shows.
Words & Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International,
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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CPP'S MAJOR MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Casts of 30 to 80+ local children, teens and adults participate for free and learn from qualified instructors, staff and artists.
Primary audience is local schools on field trips - over 7500 students see each spring production!
Six daytime school/group shows over two weekdays, one evening public show.
Professionally produced and staged, including costumes, makeup, sets & props.
Performed at local theatres, including the McCallum and Camelot.
Original adaptations based, in most instances, on literary works included in State reading lists.
Tailored to capture the interest of all ages and grade levels.
Currently 1 per season in Spring (May/June) with more where finances permit.
Shows run approximately one hour.
Minimal per seat school costs (currently $6) with active effort to seek sponsors to provide free seats where possible.
Educational Support Materials provided attending schools in order to assist teachers in meeting State Standards with lesson plans, activities and information related to the specific production.
Workshops incorporated with rehearsals assist in teaching young actors (and more mature ones) how to develop and improve their skills while learning theatre etiquette and other valuable lessons.
Involvement of entire families through volunteer assistance with all aspects of each production (set building, props, costumes, make-up, etc.).