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James & the Giant Peach The Musical
January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rolling into the Hoogland Center for the arts this January is Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! Now a musical for the whole family to enjoy, this musical features a wickedly tuneful score by the team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen & The Greatest Showman) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Directed by Shawn Smith & Matthew Vala, this production features the Hoogland Kids, Teens, & Juniors!
You can order tickets by visiting HCFTA.org, visiting the Hoogland box office, or calling (217) 523-2787.
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.