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School of Theatre Presents “James and the Giant Peach”

Published November 17, 2014

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Join the Florida State University School of Theatre as they debut a production of a children’s classic at the Richard G. Fallon Theatre, November 20 – 23, 2014.


November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
November 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
November 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM


Adult Ticket:  $15.00
Senior Ticket (Age 62+):  $15.00
Student Ticket:  $10.00

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About the Show

By Roald Dahl
Dramatized by Richard R. George
Directed by Jason Chimonides

James is a lonely orphan who dreams of life elsewhere. When he stumbles upon some magic, a giant peach begins growing in the front yard of his home. Join James and his new family of magically overgrown insects as they travel aboard a peach as large as a house across the Atlantic Ocean, through shark-infested waters and inhabited skies, to New York City. Based on the beloved book by award-winning author, Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach reminds us that just a little magic can take us a long way!

About Roald Dahl

Written by SUZY EVANS

"James and the Giant Peach" at Seattle Children's Theatre in 2013 (photo by Chris Bennion)

“James and the Giant Peach” at Seattle Children’s Theatre in 2013 (photo by Chris Bennion)

If you want to get a child’s attention, the first thing to do is get rid of Mom and Dad.

That’s according to Roald Dahl, the deliciously dark author who has delighted children of all ages for years with his devilishly imaginative tales.

Tim McDonald, the CEO of iTheatrics, a New York City–based organization that develops musicals for young audiences, says,

He changed the face of children’s literature completely. Dahl’s technique was to scare kids right at first, and eliminate the parents, so now it’s them and the storyteller—then you can go anywhere.

And he did—from an escaped rhino devouring the title character’s parents in James and the Giant Peach, to a land of giants who eat children in The BFG, to the halls of a school where the headmistress operates a veritable torture chamber in Matilda, to a magical candy lair where greedy children almost meet their demise in tubes of sugar in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And now Dahl’s going somewhere else: the stage.

Contemporary adaptations of Dahl are commanding attention at venues in the U.S. and abroad ranging from children’s theatre companies to Broadway, and in varying formats, from straight plays performed in schools, to large-scale commercial musicals, to an opera.

To continue reading about Roald Dahl and current productions, visit American Theatre Publication Group.