April 30, 2021–May 16, 2021
Casa del Prado Theatre
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the Book by Roald Dahl
Junior Theatre’s 73rd Season, 2020-2021
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a new musical adaptation by the award-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, La La Land).
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.
Live Performances Cancelled as per San Diego County COVID-19 Public Health Order.
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen. Incidental music by David Weinstein. Originally Produced at Seattle Children’s Theater under the direction of Linda Hartzel. Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. Web: www.MTIShows.com. Production sponsored in part by the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.