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Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Music: Benji Pasek and Justin Paul
Book: Timothy Allen McDonald
Director: Sue Miner


The Susan Rubes Theatre


November 24 - 26, 2014


November 24th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015

Awards & Nominations

2015 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Jacob MacInnis)

2015 Dora Award Nominee (Musical Theatre Division) – Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance – Male (Jacob MacInnis), Outstanding Performance – Ensemble, Outstanding Choreography (Jen Shuber)


In Roald Dahl’s topsy-turvy world, we find young James trapped in a most unfortunate situation. After losing his
parents at a young age, he is placed in an orphanage – only to later be shipped off to live with his nasty and
brutish aunts. Saddled with all of the drudgery in the crude and beastly household, James finds an unexpected
escape from his servitude when he clambers inside a massive peach that has been growing in the backyard.
During his journey in the gigantic piece of fruit, James discovers unexpected friends and eventually makes his
own family. The play has some dark moments at the beginning but it will also prompt young people to think
about what makes a family and who they can trust. By the end, the audience will delight in the come-uppance
of adults who have so egregiously and unfairly mistreated a child. (


Lana Carillo Ladybug / Reporter 2
Alessandro Costantini James
Saccha Dennis Spider / Matron Nurse / Reporter 1
Jacob MacInnis Earthworm / Bobby Cop / Bitsy Botana
Dale Miller Centipede / Buzz / Mysterious Man
Stewart Adam McKensy Grasshopper / Garden Guild
Nicole Robert Spiker
Karen Wood Sponge

Creative Team

Benji Pasek Music
Justin Paul Music
Timothy Allen McDonald Book
Sue Miner Director
Jason Jestadt Musical Director
Jen Shuber Choreographer
Yannik Larivée Set Designer
Robin Fisher Costume Designer
Robin Fisher Puppet Design
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Michael Laird Sound Designer
Adam Harendorf Associate Sound Designer
Dale Miller Assistant Director
Dale Miller Associate Musical Director
Siobhan Richardson Fight Director


Nick Coulter Percussion
Pat Kilbride Bass


Mike Petersen Puppet Consultant
Kristin McCollum Stage Manager
Emilie Aubin Assistant Stage Manager


Josh McGill Head Electrician