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Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Musical Announces Full Cast

The production, featuring music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, kicks off the upcoming season at Atlantic for Kids.

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, songwriters for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.
(© David Gordon)

Atlantic for Kids will kick off its season with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring lyrics and music by Dear Evan Hansen's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Directed and choreographed by MK Lawson, performances will begin on October 20 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater.

The show's plot is described as follows: "Instead of chopping down the old fruit tree like his aunties asked, James discovers a magic potion that makes an old peach grow to an enormous size. After finding a door to climb inside, James meets a group of outrageous oversized insects who've made the peach their home. James and his newfound friends decide it's time to leave the aunties, and we follow them as they roll their peach into the ocean and embark on a fantastic voyage that lands them on top of the Empire State Building."

The production features Leanne Brunn (Ladybug), Justin Chiao (Grasshopper), Quinn Corcoran (Ladahlord), Amanda Corday (Sponge), Rori Nogee (Spiker), Thomas Prast (Earthworm), Jacqueline Salvador (Spider), Heather Sawyer (James), and Sarah Sutliff (Centipede).

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach features musical direction by Caleb Hoyer, scenic design by Carmen Martinez, costume design by Rose Bisogno, lighting design by Daisy Long and Becky Heisler, sound design by Five Ohm, and production stage management by Stephanie Kay Garcia.


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