James and the Giant Peach - Theatre for the Whole Family
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The last date listed for James and the Giant Peach was Monday October 8, 2007 / 11:30am.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $31.00
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Gemini68
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Great for young kids. The acting is very good, the script actively engages the audience, and the sets are creative. My son is 10 and it bordered on too young for him, but the 4-8 year olds in the audience seemed thoroughly enthralled. The theater staff was very professional. Be aware this is a "first come, first seated" theater (with the exception of those who have season passes, who get reserved front rows), so arrive 30 minutes before the show to get a good seat.
When disaster strikes his parents, James is orphaned and must go to live with his mean aunts in the country. Nothing goes right for him until a mysterious old man brings him a magical package that makes a peach grow to magnificent proportions. Stepping inside the giant peach, James discovers the joys of friendship—with a group of giant insects. Suddenly, the peach begins to roll, flattening his aunts, falling off the White Cliffs of Dover and splashing into the Atlantic Ocean. Attacked by sharks, the new friends use their ingenuity to escape, but other hair-raising adventures await them. Ages 5 and up.