‘James and the Giant Peach’ at CMU
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.