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BACKSTAGE PERFORMING ARTS production of 

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH JR.

WORDS AND MUSIC BY

BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL

BOOK BY

TIMOTHY ALLEN MCDONALD

BASED ON THE BOOK "JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH" BY ROALD DAHL

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

www.mtishows.com

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DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Addie Holman

 

“What is it going to be, James - victim or hero?” - Ladahlord 

 

In James and the Giant Peach, as with many Roald Dahl’s stories, a young person is pitted against incredible odds, and must find new ways of moving forward to create a new life for themselves. James never views himself as a victim and shows true grit, perseverance, and heroic resilience even when his world is crumbling around him. There are many universal themes Dahl knew would resonate with his readers and the character of James has many of them. I feel James and the Giant Peach truly is Dahl’s way of teaching the young, and young at heart, how to navigate the troubling and changing world around you. With the help of his new found family of magical insects, James creates a new world that works for him, leaving him the ultimate hero everyone can relate to. 

 

Another life lesson Dahl presents to his audience is that you are never really alone. The way he handles the loss of loved ones in such a tender and honest way is beyond inspiring to me, having felt that loss myself. Pasek and Paul masterfully created music and lyrics to touch your heart and express the complex, layered themes Dahl creates so beautifully in this show.  I think these lyrics say it all; 

 

“Nothing is lost once you’ve found they’re in every breath and sound. When you are brave, when you are true, that’s the part of them in you. If you can just believe it’s beautifully bizarre how they’re with you in everything that you are.” 

 

I hope you enjoy this production tonight and that you let the perseverance of a little boy, named James, inspire you to keep going, keep pushing, keep trying, keep connecting with others and with the magical world around you.  Thank you for coming

SONG LIST

OVERTURE

RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES

ON YOUR WAY HOME

SHAKE IT UP

THERE'S MONEY ON THAT TREE

OUR ADVENTURE BEGINS 

INTERMISSION

FLOATIN' ALONG

A GETAWAY FOR SPIKER AND SPONGE

EVERYWHERE THAT YOU ARE

I GOT YOU

PLUMP AND JUICY

EMPIRE STATE/THE ATTACK

WELCOME HOME

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

DIRECTOR  |  Addie Holman

PRODUCER  |  Shelby Hovley

CHOREOGRAPHER  | Brianna Hilton

MUSIC DIRECTOR  |  Maren Abercrombie

STAGE MANAGER  |  Emma Stringham

COSTUME DESIGN  | Shelly Burkhardt

LIGHTING DESIGN  |  Chad Henwood

PROP DESIGN  |  Emilie Faucett

SOUND DESIGN  |  Matt Stokes

SCENIC PAINTER  |  Tammy Coleman

SET BUILDER  |  Amos Swanson

MEDIA Shelby & Ken Hovley

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER | Emma Stringham

PAINTER Landry Thomas

PAINTER Emma Stringham

Videography & Photography provided by

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SPIKER CAST LIST

JAMES | Ben Webster

LADAHLORD 1 | Jana Taylor

LADAHLORD 2 | Crew Winegar

SPIKER | Olive Weiland

SPONGE | Abby Poulton

LADYBUG | Sariah Phillips

GRASSHOPPER | Simon Downer

SPIDER | Ally Brazelton

EARTHWORM | Alaina McClellan

CENTIPEDE | Hailey Peacock

BILLY BOBBY-COP I Leah Molino

BOBBY BOBBY-COP I Charley Tuttle

MATRON NURSE I Kaitlyn Marsh

MR. TROTTER I Alan Campbell

MRS. TROTTER I Ella Nys

KARL KREATOUR I Justice McKean

VIOLET FUNKSCHMELLER I Leah Taylor

CHARLIE BUCKET I Calvin Sorensen

SPONGE CAST LIST

 

JAMES | Melody-Ann Swanson

LADAHLORD 1 | Grace Olson

LADAHLORD 2 | Luke Voehl

SPIKER | Finley Bowden

SPONGE | Ali Schaefermeyer

LADYBUG | Kenzee Ryujin

GRASSHOPPER | Brody Price

SPIDER | Ruby Posell

EARTHWORM | Madison Magee

CENTIPEDE | Cielle Abercrombie

BILLY BOBBY-COP I Leah Molino

BOBBY BOBBY-COP I Charley Tuttle

MATRON NURSE I Kaitlyn Marsh

MR. TROTTER I Alan Campbell

MRS. TROTTER I Ella Nys

KARL KREATOUR I Justice McKean

VIOLET FUNKSCHMELLER I Leah Taylor

CHARLIE BUCKET I Calvin Sorensen

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Ben Webster

James

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Melody-Ann Swanson

James

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Jana Taylor

Ladahlord 1

SPIKER CAST

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Grace Olson

Ladahlord 1

SPONGE CAST

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Crew Winegar

Ladahlord 2

SPIKER CAST

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Luke Voehl

Ladahlord 2

SPONGE CAST

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Olive Weiland

Spiker

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Finley Bowden

Spiker

SPONGE CAST

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Abby Poulton

Sponge

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Ali Schaefermeyer

Sponge

SPONGE CAST

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Sariah Phillips

Ladybug

SPIKER CAST

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Kenzee Ryujin

Ladybug

SPONGE CAST

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Simon Downer

Grasshopper

SPIKER CAST

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Brody Price

Grasshopper

SPONGE CAST

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Ally Brazelton

Spider

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Ruby Posell

Spider

SPONGE CAST

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Alaina McClellan

Earthworth

SPIKER CAST

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Madison Magee

Earthworm

SPONGE CAST

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Hailey Peacock

Centipede

SPIKER CAST

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Cielle Abercrombie

Centipede

SPONGE CAST

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Leah Molino

Billy Bobby Cop

SPIKER CAST

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Charley Tuttle

Bobby Bobby Cop

SPONGE CAST

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Kaitlyn Marsh

Matron Nurse

SPIKER CAST

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Alan Campbell

Mr. Trotter

SPONGE CAST

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Ella Nys

Mrs. Trotter

SPIKER CAST

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Justice McKean

Karl Kreatour

SPONGE CAST

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Leah Taylor

Violet Funkschmeller

SPIKER CAST

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Calvin Sorensen

Charlie Bucket

SPONGE CAST