James and the Giant Peach

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Giant talking insects! The incredible tale of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a new and exciting world. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. James and the Giant Peach is high adventure for the whole family!

Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Jan. 13-14, 2020
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
1 hour 15 minutes including 15-minute intermission
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
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Company

  • Samantha Beard

    Miss Spider

    Samantha Beard
  • Michael Bundy II

    Centipede

    Michael Bundy II
  • Ben Clark

    Kid

    Ben Clark
  • Silas Erwin

    Kid

    Silas Erwin
  • Tatum Gloden

    Kid

    Tatum Gloden
  • Fisher Grove

    Kid

    Fisher Grove
  • Julie Howland

    Ladybird

    Julie Howland
  • Gbomi Kayode

    Kid

    Gbomi Kayode
  • Carson Klein

    James

    Carson Klein
  • Andrew Lee

    Earthworm

    Andrew Lee
  • Kerrie Lee

    Aunt Spiker

    Kerrie Lee
  • Kirstina Linnane

    Aunt Sponge

    Kirstina Linnane
  • Erin Morris

    Kid

    Erin Morris
  • Aaron Price

    Old-Green-Grasshopper

    Aaron Price
  • Nash Roe

    Kid

    Nash Roe
  • Mia Jane Scholl

    Kid

    Mia Jane Scholl
  • Rachel Talley

    Kid

    Rachel Talley
  • Oscar Tjeerdsma

    Kid

    Oscar Tjeerdsma
  • Nicholas Amundson

    Director/ Scenic Director

    Nicholas Amundson
  • Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer

    Angela Lampe
  • Virgil Kleinhesselink

    Lighting Designer

    Virgil Kleinhesselink
  • Meredith Toebben

    Sound Designer/ Composer

    Meredith Toebben
  • Nate Weber

    Properties Designer

    Nate Weber
  • Nathan Jorgensen

    Stage Manager

    Nathan Jorgensen
  • Derek Phelps

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Derek Phelps
  • Nate Lawrence-Richards

    Technical Director

    Nate Lawrence-Richards
  • Katy Merriman

    Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman

Photos/Video

  • Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Michael Bundy II, Samantha Beard, Aaron Price, Julie Howland, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Julie Howland, Michael Bundy II, Aaron Price, Samantha Beard, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Michael Bundy II, Andrew Lee, Aaron Price, Samantha Beard, Julie Howland, Carson Klein) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Aaron Price is Old-Green-Grasshopper and Carson Klein is James Henry Trotter in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Carson Klein is James Henry Trotter in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Aaron Price is Old-Green-Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Julie Howland is Ladybird in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Michael Bundy II is Centipede in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Samantha Beard is Miss Spider in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Andrew Lee is Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Press Release

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: January 19, 2020
Subject: The Des Moines Community Playhouse Production of James and the Giant Peach
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing & Public Relations Director, 515.974.5358, Lbakros@dmplayhouse.om

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of James and the Giant Peach comes to life in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. James and the Giant Peach is sponsored by Nationwide.

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Giant talking insects! The incredible tale of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a new and exciting world. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. James and the Giant Peach is high adventure for the whole family!

The Playhouse cast, under the direction of Nicholas Amundson, includes Samantha Beard, Michael Bundy II, Ben Clark, Silas Erwin, Taylor Gloden, Fisher Grove, Julie Howland, Gbomi Kayode, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee, Kerrie Lee, Kristina Linnane, Erin Morris, Aaron Price, Nash Roe, Mia Scholl, Rachel Talley, and Oscar Tjeerdsma.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and James and the Giant Peach, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

James and the Giant Peach Performances: January 3-19, 2020
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays
School Matinees 9:30 AM and 12:00, Jan. 13-14, 2020

James and the Giant Peach Tickets
Ticket prices start at $14
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Show Credits

By Roald Dahl

Adapted by David Wood

James and the Giant Peach (Wood) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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