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Based on the classic by Roald Dahl, this show is a brand new take on his “masterpeach” of a tale.
July 14, 2016 – Drexel Hill, PA. Imaginations will soar as Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” Performances are July 27, 28 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. The show is approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is offered for siblings who may be too young to sit through the entire show.
Based on the classic Roald Dahl story, this show is a brand new take on his “masterpeach” of a tale. When James (Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting) 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.
Stage Manager, Emily Moylan said, “This show is unlike any show you’ll see this summer.” “The music is unique and fun, the characters are quirky; we have puppets, magic, all kinds of animals and insects, and, of course, a giant peach. It’s a crazy twist on Dahl’s classic tale; you don’t want to miss it,” she added.
A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members.
For 41 seasons Upper Darby Summer Stage has been empowering young people and entertaining families throughout the Philadelphia region. A two-time consecutive winner of the Main Line Parent’s “Best Children Theatre” Love Award, the program is also a five-time consecutive MyFoxPhilly HotList winner in the “Best Theatre” category.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.