July 27, 2016 - July 29, 2016
60 minutes Recommended for ages four and up

James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Another premiere for Summer Stage! Based on the classic Roald Dahl’s story this show is a brand new take on Dahl’s “masterpeach” of a tale.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Catchy new music completes the madcap adventures.

Check Out The Official Show Promo Video!


Highlights from Our Press Photoshoot!

Our Pre-Show Activity This Week:


Learn more about the show, written by Philadelphia-native, Benj Pasek!


“James and the Giant Peach is magical sweetness… something that can make a musical theater lover squeal with delight. A wonderfully touching show…filled with heart. Whether you’re a parent looking for an outing for the kids, a lover of musicals who’s interested in the latest local offering or a fan of the book, there’s something here for everyone.” -BroadwayWorld.com

“The kind of magic the late British writer [Roald Dahl] conjured — a little sweet, a little sour, a little edgy and sure to pique a child’s imagination. The captivating world-premiere musical delights in dressing up the story in bright colors and jazzy tunes. It stays true to the author by not talking down to kids, and not sugaring up a story that finds its own zigzag route to a happy ending.” -The Seattle Times

Preview Some of The Music Below!