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Roald Dahl’s
James & the Giant Peach

Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Directed by Emily Ranii
Musical Direction by Matthew Stern
Choreography by Juanita Pearl

April 12 – May 12, 2019

This new musical adaptation of Dahl’s classic story gives us all of the delicious rhymes of the book with whimsical music & lyrics from the creative team behind The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen. James’ thrilling quest across the pond will lead him to discover family and home in the most unlikely of places.



Aunt Spiker – Amy Barker*
Aunt Sponge – June Baboian*
Ladybug – Aimee Doherty*
Centipede – Russell Garrett*
Earthworm – Ricardo “Ricky” Holguin*
Ladahlord – David Jiles Jr.*
James – Cameron Levesque & Brendan O’Brien
Spider – Cheryl Singleton*
Grasshopper – Jared Troilo*

Youth Ensemble: Hannah Ahn, Ruby Anderson, Jack Baumrind, Sachie Capitani, Jonah Cramer, Alexa Davidson, Maia Ettinger, Ian Freedson Falck, Lev Navisky, Grace Olah, Erica Parks, Lily Ramras, Fiona Simeqi, Malachi Smith, Jaya Williams-Miller

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director – Emily Ranii
Choreographer – Juanita Pearl
Musical Director – Matthew Stern
Set Designer – Matthew T. Lazure
Lighting Designer – Amanda Fallon
Costume Designer – Chelsea Kerl
Props Designer – Aurelia Lyman
Sound Designer – B.C. Williams
Puppet Designer – Honey Goodenough
Production Stage Manager – Nicky Carbone*
Assistant Stage Manager – Kyle Hanscom*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Photos by Nile Scott Studios


A “Dahl-alogue” with James

Kelly Kim, ASL Coach

Production Promo


…the big picture of ‘James and the Giant Peach’ is bursting with a still-relevant, even urgent, message.

-The Boston Globe

…great songs, costumes, sets, choreography and performances, delightfully directed by Emily Ranii…

-Joyce’s Choices

James and the Giant Peach’ is family theatre at its best.

-Theater Mirror

James and the Giant Peach was the first time I’d been to one of your productions and I was blown away–great cast, great production, great message, and such fun all the way through. Take your family–or even go by yourself. You’ll love it!

-WFT Patron

Behind the Scenes

Costume renderings by Chelsea Kerl

Spiker and Sponge
Spiker & Sponge