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 honored to bring the art of Eric Carle to life in Pancakes, Pancakes! She was last seen on the Alliance stage in James and the Giant Peach and A Christmas Carol... 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
    Wendy is tickled peach to be back on the Alliance stage. Previous Alliance credits include Class of 3000 LIVE, Sister Act, Suessical, Stinky Cheese Man, and A Christmas... 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 just premiered part one of her one-woman trilogy Shaking the Wind, which she wrote, performed and produced at Emory University and the Porter Sanford... 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 15 years and has designed more than 85 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 20... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Liz is glad to be back with the Christmas Carol family for another holiday season. Recent Alliance credits include Bull Durham, Shrek the Musical, Harmony: A... 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
  • Music & lyrics
  • Music & lyrics
  • Costume Design
    Knuffle Bunny is the 16th production Sydney has done with Rosemary Newcott here at the Alliance, and it is always a treat to reunite for these fun- and imagination-... 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 is the Master Electrician for the Alliance Theatre. His credits include Shrek, Charlotte’s Web, Apples and Oranges, The Wizard of Oz, Broke, Honk!, Disney... 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, The... 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 is super excited to be a part of this wonderful show and to be doing his first show with the Alliance! Favorite Atlanta and other credits: Catch Me If You Can, Chicago... read more »

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