Based on Roald Dahl’s story of an orphaned boy who escapes his miserable life and becomes a hero, this fantasy adventure features an infectious score by Tony and Academy Award-winning song writing duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, La La Land). Renowned book writer Timothy Allen McDonald captures Roald Dahl’s whimsical style and quirky dialogue, bringing to life James’s colorful family of magically overgrown insects: a mothering ladybug, a mysterious spider, a fiddle-playing grasshopper, a cowardly earthworm, and a chronically complaining centipede. Their adventures aboard a delicious peach as large as a house takes them across the Atlantic Ocean and all the way to New York City. A delight for the whole family, this musical is an enchanting fable about the power of friendship.
Performed by Northern Stage’s Summer Musical Theater Intensive Students, Ages 10-18
Advisory: This show contains strobe and haze effects.
Age Advisory: Recommended for all ages, 5 and up.