Tuesday, October 5, 2010

James & Giant Peach Being Developed by Goodspeed

Fast Facts:
James and the Giant Peach
Music and Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by: Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book by: Roald Dahl
Theatre: The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, Connecticut
Director: Graciella Daniele
Choreographer: Michael Tracy / Pilobolus
Set Designer: Chris Barreca
Lighting Designer: Stephen Strawbridge
Music Director: Chris Fenwick
Dance Arrangements by: Sam Davis

Principals: Justin Lawrence Hall (James)
Ruth Gottschall (Spiker)
Denny Dillon (Sponge)
Steve Rosen (Marvo the Magician)
Ensemble: Nick Gaswirth (Centipede)
Jessica Hershberg
Chelsea Krombach (Mrs. Trotter / Ladybug)
Destan Owens (Earthworm)
Marissa Lindsay Palley
Nicholas Park
Jim Stanek (Mr. Trotter / Green Grasshopper)
Kate Wetherhead (Spider)
Minami Yusui

Pilobolus: Otis Cook, Edwin Olvera, Roberto Olvera, Annika Sheaff, Holly Shunky, Derek Stratton

Synopsis: When James is shipped off to live with his wretched aunts, he longs for a real family and a new home. All seems lost until he discovers a magical giant peach filled with a mix of fantastical creatures. Together with Green Grasshopper, Ladybug, Centipede and more, James embarks on a most extraordinary adventure sailing across the sea to distant lands.

Dates: Oct 21 – Nov 21, 2010

Performances: Wednesday at 2 and 7, Thursday at 7:30, Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 and Sunday at 2 and 6:30. Student Matinees: Tuesday, Nov 9, and Thursday, Nov 18, at 11 am. Special performance for student groups of 15+ only $29 per student.

Tickets: $42. Goodspeed Box Office (860.873.8668) or on-line at http://www.goodspeed.org/.

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