‘James and the Giant Peach’ at CMU

Puppets and their masters are part of the cast for Colorado Mesa University’s production of “James and the Giant Peach.” Pictured in the front row from left are Michael Robinson as the Centipede, Krista Broumpton as Miss Spider and Peter Kisiel as Earthworm. In the back row from left are Joey DeMers as the Old-Green-Grasshopper, Annie Imes as James and Katelyn Craig as Ladybug.


Ready to discuss

Those who love Roald Dahl’s book “James and the Giant Peach” should make plans to attend book discussion set for 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the first floor event space in CMU’s Tomlinson Library.

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and light refreshments will be served.

Go to coloradomesa.edu/library/about/events.html for information.

Get ready to hum along with Old-Green-Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, Ladybug, Centipede and James Henry Trotter.

Performances of the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, “James and the Giant Peach,” are set begin at Colorado Mesa University.

The musical will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Robinson Theatre in CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center. They continue at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and Oct. 6–8. Matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 8.

In this family friendly musical version, “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 “human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities,” according to a news release from CMU.

They all take up residence in the peach, escape the aunts, and have adventures in which “James must use his quick wit and creative thinking to help the residents learn to live and work together,” the news release says.

CMU’s Jeremy Franklin will direct the musical that will also feature animation by Michael Legate and choreography by Gabriele Cahill.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and CMU faculty and staff and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets or by calling the box office at 248-1604.

Go to coloradomesa.edu/arts/theatre/index.html to learn about “James and the Giant Peach” and other CMU theater performances.


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