Press Release: James and the Giant Peach Comes To Limelight Performing Arts Center
Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit – opens March 9th through March 25th in Limelight’s intimate black-box theatre.
*For Group Tickets – Please Call: (610) THE-LIME (610-843-5463)
It’s Roald Dahl’s amazingly popular James and the Giant Peach – a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Broadway’s Smash Hit Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, A Christmas Story the Musical and the recent blockbuster feature-film The Greatest Showman) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a “MASTERPEACH!”
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, they 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. This show will quickly become one of your all-time favorites!
Limelight promises to present a delightfully offbeat, funny and heartwarming adaptation of this classic adventure in our intimate black-box theatre (without a bad seat in the house) – you will be up close and personal, part of the action and caught up in the excitement. Our mission is to bring clever, creative and re-imagined musical theatre to life – this will be a show not to be missed!
Our Professional Cast:
James: Scott Angelides (March 9-11) / Will Esterhai (March 16-18) / Zachary Amos (March 23-25)
Ladahlord: Caleb Tracy
Spiker: Christina Higgins
Sponge: Daniel K. Williams
Ladybug: Sarah Kirk
Grasshopper: Chris Monaco
Earthworm: Kat Lemon
Centipede: Tristan Horan
Spider: Amanda Spivack
Our Children’s Professional Chorus is comprised of: Amanda Belej, Samantha Hires, Molly Hopton. Lily Lane-Aharonian, Eddie Sims, Jessica Smith, Emme Stark, Molly Toner, Laney Quinones & Mary Kate Zaffarese to be played at various performances.
Our Creative Team:
Director: Chad Parsons
Assistant Director / Choreographer: Adam Hoyak
Musical Director: Eric Longo
Costumer: Julia Pogue
Set Design / Scenic Artist / Properties Master: Joshua E. Gallagher
Set Construction / Lighting Design: Ed Robins
Stage Manager: Chris Eklund
About Limelight Performing Arts Center:
Founded by Ann Pinto-McCarney in 2014, Limelight offers opportunities for kids and adults alike for learning and performing in both amateur and professional settings. In addition, our black-box theatre hosts Improv Comedy, Musical Cabarets, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and is available for rent for most occasions. Our story can be found at www.limepac.com! We are the sister theatre company to West Chester Summer Stage (founded in 2001) – Chester County’s most successful youth summer theatre program.
Address: 319 Westtown Road, Suite W – West Chester, PA 19382
Parking: Plenty of free parking.
Accessible for Physically Challenged: Yes – please just let us know in advance of your needs.
Contact: Ann Pinto McCarney or Chad Parsons