Jr. Civic Presents
James and the Giant Peach

June 15-20, 2018
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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 launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Jr. Civic Mainstage Musical 2018
Performed by children for children, this kids-only production is a highlight of the Jr. Civic season. Open to ages 7-14, this fully-staged musical attracts children from throughout the metro area and affords them the opportunity to participate in a professionally staffed, technically supported mainstage experience.

Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, beginning May 8, 2018
Performances: June 15 – June 20, 2018, Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Monday – Wednesday 10 am & 1 pm in the Tarkington
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 youth under 18
Groups: More information here.




James – Ben Boyce
Ladahlord – Jilayne Kistner
Grasshopper – Maddux Morrison
Centipede – Colin McCabe
Earthworm – Brayden Porterfield
Spider – Ava Roan
Ladybug – Mary Kate Tanselle
Aunt Spiker – Brent E. Marty
Aunt Sponge – Holly Stults Haas
Mr. Trotter – Jackson Cox
Mrs. Trotter – McKenna Barr
Matron Nurse – Katie Griffey
Buzz – Lauren Sciaudone
Bobby Cop – Liam Mitchell
Passing Man – Mason Tudor
Passing Woman – Faye Coy
Madame Guild President – Kaitlin Miller
Bitsy Botana – Emma Rogers
Reporter 1 – Keegan Connor
Reporter 2 – Ben Kistner


Sophia McCoskey
Caroline Donahue
Liv Barrett
Ella Walsworth
Lilyanne Nottingham
Jayda Glynn
Luci Vandenbosch
Jack Clark
Ben Rabinowitch
Owen Wright
Ted Klinger
Dylan Acquaviva
Anthony Gennaro
Cohen Gessaman

Thank you to all who auditioned for JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH! It was, as usual, a very tough casting process – we had so many talented young people at the call which can make for difficult decisions.

If you weren’t cast, I hope we will see you in a workshop or class soon so you can continue to hone your skills! And be sure to come and see the show! All who auditioned will receive a voucher good for one complimentary ticket! – Mr. Marty