This production was staged as part of our 2014/15 Season

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

March 14 to March 29, 2015 | On the Alliance Stage
Part of the Family Series

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Ages 5+

Enter a young boy’s wild and surreal world of magic and adventure in this jazzy Broadway-style musical by Tony-nominated composers and lyricists Pasek and Paul (A Christmas Story).

A young English orphan begins to imagine a bright future as he embarks on a journey in a larger-than-life enchanted peach. James's companions are a zany ensemble of insects brought to life by nimble actors—and don't forget the hysterically evil villains Spiker and Sponge. Children and adults alike will fall for the magical sweetness of a young boy on a whirlwind adventure to find his chosen family in this one-act, family-friendly musical.


Sponsored by
PNC Bank

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Cast & Crew


  • Ladahlord
    Caleb is very happy to be back at the Alliance for this production. You may remember him from last season as Shrek in Shrek the Musical. Other Atlanta credits... read more »
  • Lady Bug/Reporter/Storyteller
    Molly is so excited to bring this new Cinderella story to life! Previous Alliance credits: Pancakes, Pancakes!; James and the Giant Peach; A Christmas Carol; The... read more »
  • James
    Benjamin is returning to the Alliance as James. As a twelve-year-old 7th grader at Chamblee Middle, he plays many sports, French horn, and is an avid reader. Favorite... read more »
  • Sponge/Storyteller
    Alliance Theatre: James and the Giant Peach; Seussical; Class of 3000; Sister Act!; A Christmas Carol. Regional: Sister Act! (Pasadena Playhouse); Men are from Mars... read more »
  • Centipede/Buzz/Storyteller
    Brandon has portrayed many animals here at the Alliance Theatre including a cat (Goodnight Moon), a monkey (Seussical: The Musical) and a goose (Honk!). Other works in... read more »
  • Spider/Woman with Purse/Matron Purse/Reporter/Storyteller
    Julissa is overjoyed to be making her main stage Alliance Theatre debut! Previously, she pursued her BFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.... read more »
  • Earthworm/Bobby Cop/Bitzi Botana/Storyteller
    Googie is glad to be back! Alliance Theatre: Next To Normal (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine). Other Atlanta favorites: 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, Brer Rabbit... read more »
  • Green Grasshopper/Man with Wallet/Garden Guild/Storyteller/ASM
    Jeremy is thrilled to be back at the Alliance Theatre. Some of his favorite Atlanta credits include Shrek: The Musical; A Christmas Carol; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark;... read more »
  • Spiker
    Minka has 15-plus years in theater and 20-plus years in operatic and concert singing. She is a five-time Suzi Bass Award nominee. She began training at age 6 years... read more »


  • Choreographer
    Ricardo is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre after choreographing The Lizard and El Sol. Some of his most recent credits as a choreographer and/or director... read more »
  • Sound Design
    Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 16 years and has designed more than 90 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 23... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Liz is so happy to spend the holiday season with A Christmas Carol again this year. Other Alliance credits include: Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; ... read more »
  • Music Director
    An Atlanta native, Christopher is proud to be returning to the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include Honk!; Shrek the Musical; Disney’s Mulan; Seussical... read more »
  • Set Design
    Kat returns to the Alliance after designing last season’s Shrek the Musical. Previous shows for the Alliance include Charlotte's Web, Holidays with the Chalks... read more »
  • Novelist
  • Book
  • Stage Management Production Assistant
    Barbara is excited to be back for her sixth year at the Alliance Theatre, where she has stage managed Tell Me My Dream, Courage and Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens, and... read more »
  • Music & lyrics
  • Music & lyrics
  • Costume Design
    Sydney is an award-winning costume designer who has been designing for Atlanta and regional theaters for many years. She designed last season’s Tell Me My Dream... read more »
  • Dance Captain
    Julissa is overjoyed to be making her main stage Alliance Theatre debut! Previously, she pursued her BFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Pete Shinn Memorial FundPete Shinn was the Electrics Manager and a frequent Lighting Designer for the Alliance Theatre for 38 years, right up until his untimely passing... read more »
  • Puppet Designer/Consultant
    Jason has been the resident puppet builder at the Center for Puppetry Arts since 2002, designing and building shows such as Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, Rudolph... read more »


  • Director
    As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, Rosemary has blissfully directed dozens of productions such as A Christmas Carol, Slur... read more »


  • Understudy for James
    Christa is excited to be making her Alliance debut. Christa played Young Cosette in Les Misérables at the Aurora Theatre and Simone in Madeline’s Christmas at the... read more »
  • Understudy for Spiker/Grasshopper/Ladahlord/Man with Wallet/Garden Guild/Storyteller
    Benjamin is thrilled to be working with the Alliance! Ben’s recent Atlanta theatre credits include Les Misérables, Christmas Canteen, and The Cat in the Hat (... read more »
  • Understudy for Sponge/Spider/Ladybug
    Sarah is thrilled to be acting at the Alliance for the first time! Last year, she completed an apprenticeship at the Shakespeare Tavern with roles in Othello and Romeo... read more »
  • Understudy for Centipede/Earthworm/Bobby Bop/Bitzi Botana/Buzz/Storyteller
    J. could not be more excited to make his Alliance debut. Favorite credits: A Chorus Line, Cats, The Full Monty, Chicago and Sophisticated Ladies (Atlanta Lyric); ... read more »

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