The Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Beechmont Players

BPI_James and the Giant Peach logoBeechmont Players is excited to present the regional premiere of

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

August 4 – 12, 2017
At the Anderson Center Theater
7850 Five Mile Road
Anderson Township, OH 45230

Directed by Fred Tacon
Choreography by Dee Ann Bryll
Vocal Direction by Sarah Mizelle
Music Direction by Charles Wilhelm
Produced by Pam Kaesemeyer

Come see this fresh and delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale about a boy, his extraordinary friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit! To escape the clutches of his evil aunts, the orphaned James and his companions must overcome hunger, sharks, and each other to discover the true meaning of home and family. Complete with a live orchestra, puppetry, magical special effects, and a giant peach, of course! The whole family will love this musical “masterpeach!”

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach features a wickedly tuneful score by the red-hot Oscar and Tony winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, A Christmas Story the Musical, and movies La La Land and Trolls), and a fun and quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Between the Lines).


  • James – Andrew Ramos
  • Ladahlord – Mark Culp
  • Spiker – Emily Martin
  • Sponge – Kendra Struthers
  • Lady Bug – Jessica Nguyen
  • Spider – Jaqlyn Schott
  • Grasshopper – Zachary Julian
  • Earthworm – Nathan Henegar
  • Centipede – Karl Bolinger


  • Bert Bathiany
  • Amanda Bauer
  • Anna Beyette
  • Jill Blessing
  • Pam Blessing (Dance Captain)
  • Emily Church
  • Parker Culp
  • Jody Hart
  • PJ Karpew
  • James Martin
  • Matthew Nassida
  • Maria Ramos
  • Rebecca Wiesman


  • Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 8pm
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 3pm
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 3pm and 8pm


Buy tickets online at or call the box office at 513-233-2468.

  • Adults: $15
  • Students/Seniors: $13
  • Groups 10+: All $13 (must call box office, not available online – 513-233-2468)

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Beechmont Players, Inc.


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